SAN ANGELO, Texas – The San Angelo Film Festival was born after the city gained the Texas Friendly for Films designation from the Texas Film Commission. The San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau has partnered with the creators of the Austin Revolution Film Festival to showcase independent films involving growing directors and talent.
âIt was an opportunity for us to have a film festival that we can offer the public here in San Angelo to understand what independent films are,â said Diann Bayes, vice president of the San Angelo Convention and Visitors Office.
Over 50 featured films will be screened over the next three days and the festival will even feature a familiar face from Concho Valley.
âFriday at noon the director of the film festival, a filmmaker and an actress who graduated from Angelo State University, will have a panel to answer questions about what it is like to be an independent filmmaker,â Bayes said.
Yukio Kuniyuki, the director of the San Angelo Performing Arts Center, explains how the exhibition of the arts in the community has a great impact.
âWe can inspire the next generation of young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and the arts to make a difference in our community and nation,â Kuniyuki said.
Screenings will take place at the Brooks and Bates Theater at the Performing Arts Center as well as at the Murphey Performance Hall. There is a wide variety of ticket options for the casual observer to the most dedicated moviegoers.