July 25th – July 31st, 2016
San Antonio’s biggest film festival is well underway. Its director is Teacher/Film Maker/Entrepreneur Adam Rocha. This is the 22nd time that Rocha has cranked up the San Antonio Film Festival machine. “This is a full throttle film festival. We’re being recognized worldwide.”
“There are 145 films from around the world, 29 San Antonio Film Makers. We have Hell or High Water. That’s their very first world premier and we’re very excited by that.” It features world premieres, and behind the scenes conversations with everyone from tech crews to the stars of film. And they’ve got instructional stuff for those looking to hone their skills.
“We have panels–two on Friday. And they’re free and open to the public at the Tobin Center. That’s at 11a.m. and runs until 2:30. And also we have two other panels, and that is on Saturday. If you’re interested in getting into Hollywood, or you just want to know about it, come out. It’s a fun time. ”
In the business – the gradual release of a film to a limited audience in carefully chosen select theaters is known as a platform release. The crux of the platform release is to get a film noticed by eyes that matter, an audience who will certainly spread the word and increase interest and demand for an even wider release.
The 2016 SAFILM Festival serves that very purpose — it is a micro-platform concentrated release — and because it is even more targeted, films screened at SAFILM receive an unusual amount of attention and ultimately are noticed by other bigger film festivals and film distributors, a priceless opportunity not to be missed by any filmmaker.
Already one of the largest festivals in South Texas, the five-day event garners extensive media attention and rave reviews. Industry and community leaders champion the festival for its diverse and exciting program. SAFILM has a strong reputation for uncovering cinematic treasures every year with an amazing lineup of narrative, animation, documentary and experimental shorts and even features.
For residents of The Alteza above the Grand Hyatt, the Rio Taxi along the River Walk is an excellent transportation option for the event. The river taxi stops at the Tobin Center as well as the Grand Hyatt. It’s a great way to enjoy the walkable city lifestyle so many have come to cherish at The Alteza. THE 2016 SAN ANTONIO FILM FESTIVAL RUNS FROM JULY 25th-JULY 31st
Festival Festival Badges ($129) include admisson to all screenings.
The VIP Film Festival Badge ($149) also includes admission to the SAFILM Brunch and Awards Ceremony (July 31st from 11am-1pm).