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A San Antonio native won one of the top prizes at this year’s South By Southwest Film Festival. Noël Wells, known for her work on "Saturday Night Live" and Netflix's "Master of None," premiered her debut as a director, "Mr. Roosevelt." The film is a comedic love letter to Austin, and won the Louis Black Lone Star Award at the festival on Tuesday night.

When Uber and Lyft left Austin, Texas, last year in protest of the city's requirement to fingerprint drivers, no fewer than six ride-hailing companies saw an opportunity to operate in the city.

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For the second year in a row, San Antonio is putting its best foot forward at Austin’s South By Southwest Festival, and according to Choose San Antonio’s Executive Director Meghan Garza-Oswald they’ve been successful at that. The non-profit's goal is to introduce the city to a broader audience so that it'll be seen as a viable place for outsiders to live, work, and play.

This story was updated on March 14 at 4:35 PM.

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To get to San Antonio's Northeast School of the Arts Cinema Lab, you first walk into the imposingly-sized Lee High School (which feels like it’s tripled its size since NESA opened in 1997), then head underground and down a long hallway. A nondescript door opens onto a semi-darkened room where a dozen or so students are studying the latest “Alien” movie trailer on one wall of the classroom.

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