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Houston’s International Short Film Festival Kicks-Off 5th Edition With Texas, Mexico, World and Israeli Categories

Literally Short will screen movies from all over the world and will also host after-parties, workshops on movie production, and art exhibitions.



The biggest annual international short film festival in Houston, Literally Short Film Festival , kicks-off its 5th edition on Wednesday with film programs including animated, documentary, Texas , and Mexico shorts, in addition to a special category: The "Literally Israeli" shorts, in association with the General Consulate of Israel.

“Literally Short has evolved significantly in the last 5 years. We started screening only 3 short films on one night, now we are proudly presenting close to 40 films during a 5-day event,” says one of the festival organizers, Lorís Simón, a filmmaker and book author herself. “In addition to the films we've grown to also offer workshops, art and parties.”

According to Simón, “the festival's mission is to promote innovative approaches to social change through the arts and cultural influences, ” and the purpose is ” to dissolve all geographical boundaries into one platform that equally voices all cultures,” as it mirrors Houston’s own diversity.

Literally Short’s parent company is Literal Magazine, a Houston-based bilingual digital publication on culture and politics, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.



Literally Short

June 6-10

5425 Renwick Dr., Houston, TX 77081.

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