Flatland Film

Press Kit for FFF

Lindsey Maestri
(806) 762-8606

Press Release

LHUCA Announces 2018 Flatland Film Festival Dates and Screenings

Lubbock, TX, (August 24, 2017) – LHUCA announced its official program selections for the 14th annual Flatland Film Festival (FFF) taking place September 20-22, 2018 in partnership with Texas Tech Public Media and Premiere Cinema Lubbock + IMAX. FFF’s 14th annual celebration of artistic excellence brings together film enthusiasts, filmmakers, directors, and producers to enjoy the best of cinema in Lubbock and the South Plains.

FFF will screen feature and short films representing multiple genres, along with special artist and director panels, conversations, and festivities. Kicking off FFF’s program is a screening of 1985 on Thursday, September 20 in the LHUCA Firehouse Theatre. Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, “1985” follows Adrian, a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. A discussion panel will follow.

Friday’s program features a selection of 100 minutes of some of the best short films the region has to offer at Premiere Cinema Lubbock + IMAX. The audience will vote for the best film, to which a cash prize of $500 will be awarded, courtesy of Texas Tech Public Media. A reception for the filmmakers will be held following the shorts program in Premiere’s Scene Bar & Grill. A special 20th Anniversary screening of The Big Lebowski will follow the reception.

Saturday’s programming will begin at LHUCA with a screening of the documentary, Meow Wolf: Origin Stories which chronicles a group of disenfranchised artists in Santa Fe who become a DIY collective named Meow Wolf. The afternoon’s program will begin with an educational panel presented by regional filmmakers. Saturday continues with an evening screening of Run Like the Devil. This documentary in two parts sets out to clearly, accurately and objectively lay out the importance of the Beto O’Rourke-Ted Cruz contest, allowing the candidates, their supporters and critics to speak for themselves. Q&A with the film’s director, Steve Mims, will follow the screening.

Flatland Film Festival is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors, including Civic Lubbock, Inc., Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Tech College of Media and Communication, Texas Film Commission, GriffinWink, TechStar, and Pioneer Pocket Hotel.More information about festival tickets, programming, and screening schedule can be found at www.flatlandfilm.org

About LHUCA: The mission of LHUCA is to cultivate and celebrate all the arts by inspiring creativity and engaging with the community. We envision Lubbock and the South Plains as a community where the arts are widely valued and visible, where aspiring and practicing artists are supported, and where all residents have the opportunity to explore and develop their own artistic creativity.

Please direct question about Flatland Film Festival to Lindsey Maestri, LHUCA Interim Executive Director, at lindsey.maestri@lhuca.org.