SA Filmmakers Submit Your Short Films for World Street Cinema Festival Now


2016 marks the 100th year of outdoor film screenings. In celebration, local outdoor film buffs Slab Cinema will be joining together with La Villita to provide San Antonio with the World Street Cinema Festival. The annual film fest has been through 60 European cities and will make its first American stop this year. This is also an excellent opportunity for local filmmakers to have their short films selected to premiere at the fest and potentially seen by a global audience!

The first screening will take place May 24 at the Arneson River Theater and will include 10 short films (5-20 minutes each) directed by SA filmmakers. The audience then decides their favorite submission to be included with 9 other winners from different cities in the second screening which will be held at the Arneson on June 28.

Entries must be submitted by May 1, 2016. Below is the list of requirements for the submissions.

- Film must be in high resolution
- A maximum of 20 minutes
- Less than a year old
- Must include on-screen English subtitles, even if the film is in English
- Submit to

The schedule is listed below:

Round 1 
San Antonio Filmmaker Screening & Audience Vote
8pm, May 24 at the Arneson River Theater in La Villita

Round 2
San Antonio Filmmaker Screening & Audience Vote
8:30pm, June 28 at the Arneson River Theater in La Villita

These will both be held on Downtown Tuesday, so parking will be free downtown and on all City of San Antonio property. 

The list of cities on the tour is yet to be established, but San Antonio is being considered. For more info about the festival or Slab Cinema, you can visit, or call (210) 212-9373