OK, Alamo City filmmakers, the time has come once again to video some shit and stuff it in a manila envelope (warning: sending a film of actual shit through the mail is a misdemeanor in the state of Texas). The third-annual San Antonio Local Film Festival is open for entries until September 15.
New categories for this year’s fest include a young filmmaker’s competition, open to auteurs age 17 and younger, and a separate, feature-length film category. Submission is free, and the festival is scheduled for October 10 at Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes. Go to salfilmfest.com for more info.
If you’d rather just sit around complaining about how difficult it is to get an independent film made here, consider filmmaker Brett Mauser, whose Innocent Killers, a San Antonio-set police thriller with whacked-out fantasy elements, screens 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 6, at Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes (drafthouse.com/westlakes). The film is part one in a 10-fucking-film saga, six of which have been completed. Mauser laughs at you and your procrastinating ways. Tickets are $5.