San Antonio Film Commission http://tpr.org en San Antonio Film Festival Entering Its 20th Year http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-film-festival-entering-its-20th-year <p></p><p></p><p>Lovers of film take note: The San Antonio Film Festival happens July 28-August 3.</p><p>“It’s seven days of cinema. We have about 70-plus films, and about half the filmmakers will be in attendance," said Adam Rocha, executive director of the festival.</p><p>Noting that the festival is in its 20th year, I noted that the festival is no longer a teenager. He laughed and continued.</p><p>“This is our 20th anniversary; it’s growing, growing, growing," Rocha said. "And I can’t wait. I’m looking forward to the next 20.”</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:04:20 +0000 Jack Morgan 35172 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Film Festival Entering Its 20th Year Neighborhood Film Project Winners Get Theatrical Reception http://tpr.org/post/neighborhood-film-project-winners-get-theatrical-reception <p></p><p>It’s a project that challenges filmmakers to show what they love about their San Antonio neighborhoods. It’s called the Neighborhood Film Project, and for months they’ve been gathering 3-7 minute local films. The films about the neighborhoods inside loop 410 have been judged and now it’s all come to a head.</p><p>“Our screening for the finalists and award winners is next Thursday, June 26 at the Woodlawn Theater,” said Drew Mayer-Oakes of the San Antonio Film Commission.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:34:51 +0000 Jack Morgan 33762 at http://tpr.org Neighborhood Film Project Winners Get Theatrical Reception The Source: San Antonio On The Screen, But Filmed Elsewhere http://tpr.org/post/source-san-antonio-screen-filmed-elsewhere <p>The new NBC drama "The Night Shift" starts tonight and is set in San Antonio, but the show itself is filmed in Albuquerque. A new movie, "The Texas Way," stars Reese Witherspoon as a San Antonio Police officer. It was filmed in New Orleans.&nbsp;</p><p>Like the middle child of Texas, San Antonio welcomes the attention, but why are we watching those productions, and the hundreds of thousands of dollars that would have come along with them, walk out the door?&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:56:46 +0000 Paul Flahive 32395 at http://tpr.org The Source: San Antonio On The Screen, But Filmed Elsewhere Filmmaker Deadline Looms For San Antonio Film Festival http://tpr.org/post/filmmaker-deadline-looms-san-antonio-film-festival <p>A film festival is one of those metrics by which city’s art scene is measured and the San Antonio Film Festival has been growing slowly for the last 20 years.</p><p>"What we do is screen films. They’re San Antonio filmmakers and they’re also filmmakers from around the world," said festival Executive Director Adam Rocha.</p><p>"And this is for seven fantastic days running July 28 through August 3," he said.</p><p>The film fest is still quite far off, but he is gathering films and filmmakers need to know they have a couple of deadlines to meet.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:43:37 +0000 Jack Morgan 25531 at http://tpr.org Filmmaker Deadline Looms For San Antonio Film Festival 48-Hour Film Experience Challenges San Antonio Filmmakers http://tpr.org/post/48-hour-film-experience-challenges-san-antonio-filmmakers <p>Soon there will be intense groups of people running around the city pointing cameras at one another for the San Antonio 48-Hour Film Experience, and here’s how it works:</p><p>Filmmakers gather and pull parameters like subject, genre and character names, out of a hat.</p><p>"We’re given a few constraints, and then we go out and make a film in a weekend," said Pete Barnstrom, a 48-hour filmmaker here in San Antonio.</p><p>Is it more fun...or abusive?</p><p>"It’s fun," Barnstrom said. "I like to do it with my 10-year-old son, my 11-year-old son now."</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:24:50 +0000 Jack Morgan 21860 at http://tpr.org 48-Hour Film Experience Challenges San Antonio Filmmakers 'Comedy Warriors' Premieres At San Antonio Film Festival http://tpr.org/post/comedy-warriors-premieres-san-antonio-film-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Comedy Warriors," one of the most meaningful movies in this year’s San Antonio Film Festival, presents the stories of our nation’s war heroes in a comedy, a method that</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been the key to healing for more than one wounded warrior.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:15:27 +0000 Eileen Pace 13455 at http://tpr.org 'Comedy Warriors' Premieres At San Antonio Film Festival ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ 19th Annual San Antonio Film Festival Begins Wednesday http://tpr.org/post/lights-camera-action-19th-annual-san-antonio-film-festival-begins-wednesday <p>The Alamo City is rolling out the red carpet for independent film makers this week during the annual San Antonio Film Festival. For nearly 20 years, fans of indie films have attended the San Antonio Film Festival for both short- and feature-length movies.</p><p>"It’s films that you’ll never see -- for the most part -- on Netflix or the movie theater," said Executive Director Adam Rocha.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:41:21 +0000 Joey Palacios 13320 at http://tpr.org ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ 19th Annual San Antonio Film Festival Begins Wednesday Photos: Bluesman Robert Johnson's Deal With The Devil http://tpr.org/post/photos-bluesman-robert-johnsons-deal-devil <p>Musical styles like rock ‘n’ roll, jazz and R&amp;B trace their roots back to the blues, which partly sprang from one man who recorded his famous "Cross Road Blues" in a San Antonio hotel room.</p><p>Blues musician Robert Johnson arrived in San Antonio in 1936 and recorded some of his most famous work, like “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom” and “Terraplane Blues,” in room 414 of the Gunter Hotel downtown.</p><p>The modest itinerant musician would join the legends after this, but it was a fledgling time in America’s recording industry.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:03:32 +0000 Ryan Loyd 6169 at http://tpr.org Photos: Bluesman Robert Johnson's Deal With The Devil