“We like to call out the talent that we have in Texas,” says short film programmer Claudette Godfrey, “and the company as a whole is part of the local community, so it’s important to us to maintain that relationship. We have a pretty vast array of things in the program this year.” – Claudette Godfrey, Shorts and Animation Programmer, SXSW 

For the 2015 festival, SXSW received around 5,000 submissions for the shorts categories and 250 submissions for the high school shorts program. While the Texas High School Shorts program is open only to current high schoolers in Texas, the Texas Shorts lineup is culled from the broader shorts submissions.

“The OceanMaker”
Director: Lucas Martell
After the seas have disappeared, a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds.

– Mark Peikert, Staff Writer