Rockport Film Festival Enjoy Films Rarely Seen Elsewhere

By: Denali Huff 

The Rockport Film Festival is an annual event held at the Rockport Cinema that showcases student films from around Texas.  This event goes on for three days and features documentaries, shorts, and animations. This exciting event is the host of many important film makers and produces. Many of the young film makers go on to make it big like the producer of Boy Hood, Richard Linklater. Each video is showed separately, giving people a chance to watch every single film. This event will be held from November 5th until November 7th and is not something you want to miss! 

Thursday November 5th is the opening day of the Rockport Film Festival and begins at 5:30 with the red carpet cocktail party. At 7:00 pm the first film is shown outside at the Rockport Center for the Arts and is called “Raiders!”. Make sure to purchase your VIP pass so you can participate in this awesome premier event. Friday, November 5th begins the second day of the Film Festival at 1 pm with the matinee shorts located at the Rockport Cinema. At 3:30 PM the matinee feature entitled “At-Risk Summer” is shown.  Friday happy hour is hosted from 5 PM to 7PM at the Wind Way Gallery and is open to all. The evening featured film “Sunny in the Dark” is shown at 7:30 pm at the Rockport Cinema and is followed by more shorts at 10pm. Saturday, November 7th also begins with shorts at 1 pm at the Rockport Cinema and shows the featured matinee short called “Barge” at 3:30PM.  The Saturday reception is held at the Fulton Mansion Education and History Center from 5pm to 7pm.  “Unbranded” is the title of Saturday nights featured film held at the Rockport Cinema at 7:30 pm. The festival is closed with the final showing of shorts at 10 pm. 

Tickets for the Rockport, Texas Film Festival can be purchased online at  The VIP gold pass is $200 and 
gives you admission to all of the films, reserved theater seats, and lets you skip the lines!  There is also a $100 VIP pass that gives you admission to all of the films and priority seating 15 minutes before each film begins.  Tickets can also be bought per film block for $10 each and are available at the door at the Rockport Cinema. For more information about the 2015 Rockport Film Festival visit their website at

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