First-time filmmakers from around the world will have a chance to show off their work this weekend here in Houston, as the Slamdance Film Festival takes its smaller incarnation on the road. The Park City, Utah-based festival, now in its 17th year, sees it as its mission to support independent works by first-time filmmakers. This past year, 10 percent of the Park City box office receipts went back to the filmmakers themselves.
14 Pews will host 10 of last year's award-winning short and feature-length films spread across Saturday and Sunday, including Snow and Ashes (about a war correspondent trying to piece together the events that led to his coma while covering an armed conflict in Eastern Europe), Bhopali (a documentary about the survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India, described by the filmmakers as the world's worst industrial disaster), and 100 Mornings (about a pair of couples trying to survive in a lakeside cabin in a post-apocalyptic world).
Check out trailers for the feature length films after the jump.
Mind of the Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story
Snow and Ashes
Snow on tha Bluff
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Slamdance on the Road takes place May 14 and 15 at 14 Pews, 800 Aurora Street. Visit 14pews.org or call 281-888-9677 for more information.