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International Showcase

Boomtown’s often overlooked lineup of foreign shorts is consistently among the strongest films programmed, and 2018 is no exception. Y (23:36) Directed By Gina Wenzel Laura is a self-confident young woman, a member of the new “Me Me Me Generation“, also known as “Generation Y”. Spoilt for choice by life’s abundance of options, Laura has...

Film Lab: Experimental & Music Video

Get ready to break some rules with this eclectic collection of out-of-the-box art from filmmakers all over the world. Purple Dreams (2:14) Animation. Directed By Murat Sayginer. Turkey. A short animated film about the transition from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. Sand (4:48) Animation. Directed By Arjan Brentjes. Netherlands. You get up at...

The Doc Block

Start your Saturday right with BoomFest’s roundup of the best short documentaries. Stripes Out (12:32) Directed By Ian Powell After leaving the Marines in 2004 for a music career to raise awareness for PTSD and Veteran Suicide, a veteran is faced with unimaginable circumstances. The Music Stops Here (20:25) Directed By Adam Farkas When our cities develop,...

Home Grown Shorts

BoomFest 2018 kicks off with this special collection of shorts with roots in Southeast Texas. Blacksmith (15:38 min) DIRECTED BY: Frank DiCesare. Documentary that highlights the work of Rob Flurry, the resident blacksmith at the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum in Beaumont, Texas. Unlike the blacksmiths portrayed in the media today, Flurry’s craftsmanship is that of...


In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Boomtown decided to help keep #TexasStrong by creating this flagship collection of short films made right here in the Lone Star State. Five Star Hotel (1:05 min) DIRECTED BY: Ian Chapoy. North Richland Hills, TX In this animated music video, there’s only fifteen seconds left on earth and everyone...

Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase

Each year the Houston Film Commission curates a collection of their favorite shorts that were made where the stars at night are big and bright. Five Star (26:40 min.) by Ryan Booth & Henry Proegler - Austin, TXWith 41 full-ride Division I scholarship offers, Brandon Jones is one of the most heavily recruited high...