The Flatland Film Festival is this weekend with screenings at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts and Premiere Cinemas. A full festival pass is priced at $20, student passes are $10. 

Get tickets here and see the full schedule below. 

Festival Program

Thursday, September 19

Building the American Dream
7:30 p.m. at LHUCA

In Texas, construction workers face the deadliest conditions in the country. Building the American Dream follows three immigrant families who are rising up to seek justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation. 

Talk Back to follow the film at 8:45 p.m. 


Friday, September 20

Short Film Contest Screening
6:00 p.m. at Premiere Cinema Lubbock

90 minutes of short films by filmmakers selected by the Flatland Film Festival Committee.

Extra Ordinary
8:30 p.m. at Premiere Cinema Lubbock

Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her 'talents' & tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals - to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But! Christian Winter, a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager - making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift & work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack...maybe a yogurt or something...
Make Out Party
10:15 p.m. at Premiere Cinema Lubbock

Make Out Party is no-budget, high-syle comedy of errors that follows three vibrant character through a day of misadventures as they set out to attend hostess Mary Woah's Make Out Party. 

Saturday, September 21

11:00 a.m. at LHUCA

A visit to her mother's home art studio in Lubbock prompts the filmmaker to explore the meaning of home and the search for belonging across generations of her Iraqi family. 

Talk Back to follow the film at 12:20 p.m.

Short Film Contest Screening
4:00 p.m. at LHUCA

90 minutes of short films by filmmakers selected by the Flatland Film Festival Committee.


Women in Filmmaking Panel
6:00 p.m. at LHUCA
7:00 p.m. at LHUCA
In 1979, a fatal shooting ignites a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese refugee fishermen along the Gulf Coast. Set during the early days of Vietnamese refugee arrival in the U.S. "Seadrift" examines this turbulent yet little-seen chapter of American History, and explores its consequences that continue to reverberate today. 

Talk Back with Filmmaker to follow.
After Party
8:30 p.m. on the LHUCA Plaza
Short Film Awards will be announced during the After Party.