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UTSA Culture and Policy Institute hosts film festival

(Aug. 4, 2004)--The UTSA Culture and Policy Institute hosts the first annual Texas Independent Filmmakers International Film Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7 at the UTSA Downtown Campus Frio Street Building.

Free and open to all, the festival features viewings of independent films, artwork by several area artists, live music and food booths. Artwork will be available for sale.

One feature-length film and three short films will be shown throughout the day at three venues in the Frio Street Building.

"This festival is a wonderful expression of the independent filmmaker, both locally and internationally, and will benefit San Antonio as it becomes a more competitive marketplace for media arts," said Patricia Zapata, festival public relations director.

The feature film, "Tom's Wife," a romantic drama by Alana Cash, 94 minutes, will be screened in the Frio Street Building Riklin Auditorium (1.406).

The short films "Late for Work," a comedy by Johnathan Rambourg, 15 minutes, and "She Said," a romantic drama by Byran Anthony Ramirez, 22 minutes, will be shown in Frio Street Building Room 1.402A.

"Dancing with the Devil," a drama by Melinda Marroquin, 27 minutes, will be shown in Frio Street Building Room 1.402B.

For more information, contact Patricia Zapata at 210-473-1905 or 210-615-6540.

--Tim Brownlee

University Communications
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