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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:00 pm

Cinesol Fim Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week, returning to where it all started — South Padre Island.

This year’s film festival coincides with South Padre Island’s inaugural FamFest, and the film festival will be offering its screenings and events at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. Cinesol begins Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18.

“ We will be screening 40 independent films over three days,” Cinesol organizers said in a press release given to the Coastal Current Weekly. “There are 12 films with (Rio Grande Valley) ties or connections. Films include 10 documentaries, six features, and 24 shorts.”

The film festival has claim to international status, given that films featured this year include several foreign offerings, including one film from the United Kingdom, one from Indonesia, one from Ireland, one from Bulgaria, one from Mexico and six from Spain.

This year’s celebrity guest will be McAllen graduate Catherine Hardwicke, director of “Twilight.” Hardwicke will be leading a masterclass Saturday, Nov. 17. That evening, after a screening of “Twilight,” she will be answering questions about the movie from those in attendance. Also, she will be showing exclusive footage of an upcoming feature to be released in January.

Most events during Cinesol is $5, except for “Tejano” and 36 Hour Film Race Results, which cost $10. The “Twilight” screening is $10 for the movie — $20 for dinner and a movie. A Weekend Pass is $50.

For more information, call (956) 793-8783.

For the full schedule, go to www.cinesol.com.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16

8 p.m.: “Tejano,” directed by David Blue Garcia. 90 minutes. Feature.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Noon: “En Algun Lugar,” directed by Tadeo Garcia.

12:10 p.m: Shorts Block No. 1. Films include: “The Magic of Reading,” directed by Claudia Moysset. “Areka (Ditch),” directed by Atxur Animazio Taldea (Collective). “Icons,” directed by Ronnie Cramer. “Beta” directed by Ashish Pabari. “In My Mother’s Arms,” directed by Lia Chapman. “Super Lupe,” directed by Chloe Caudillo. “Gridlock,” directed by Ian Hunt Duffy.

12:15 p.m.: “El Muro,” directed by Ramon Resendiz & Dr. Rosalva Resendiz.

12:30 p.m. Film Commission 101 workshop.

1:40 p.m. Shorts Block No. 2. Films include: “Kiko,” directed by Felix Martiz. “The Girls We Know,” directed by Kahea Kiwaha. “Towards the Sun,” directed by Monica Santis. “Aprieta Pero Raramente Ahoga (It’s Tight But It Hardly Chokes),” directed by David P. Sanudo.

1:45 p.m.: “Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom," directed by Tony Valentino.

1:45 p.m.: “Cuba: An Eternal Dream,” directed by Gabriel Gonzalez-Andrio.

2 p.m.: “FIX IT IN PREP,” with Catherine Hardwicke. Workshop. Catherine Hardwicke, director of the critically-acclaimed Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown and Twilight offers detailed insight into her filmmaking process from start to finish.

2:15 p.m.: “Doubting Thomas,” directed by Will McFadden.

3:05 p.m.: Shorts Block No. 3. Films include: “Mar,” directed by Faustino Alanis. “The Red Ballon,” directed by Jesse Castellanos. “Game directed,” by Jeannie Donohoe. “Snowgirl,” directed by Ilina Peranova.

3:25 p.m.: “Voices in the Dark,” directed by Rebecca Howland.

3:30 p.m.: “How I’m Making it in Hollywood.” Panel. Ali Naqvi will be taking you through his journey from his days at UTRGV to his most recent positions on hit shows such as HBO’s Westworld and Netflix’s Altered Carbon.

4:20 p.m.: Shorts Block No. 4. Films include: “Strain,” directed by Reynier Molenaar. “Birth,” directed by Ozlem Altingoz. “RIP,” directed by Albert Pinto & Caye Casas. “Personal Demons,” directed by Brinke Stevens.

8 p.m.: “Twilight 10th Anniversary” screening with Q&A by director Catherine Hardwicke. High-school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), always a bit of a misfit, doesn’t expect life to change much when she moves from sunny Arizona to rainy Washington state. Then she meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a handsome but mysterious teen whose eyes seem to peer directly into her soul. Edward is a vampire whose family does not drink blood, and Bella, far from being frightened, enters into a dangerous romance with her immortal soulmate. $10 just for the movie. $20 for dinner and movie. Dinner is at 8pm. Movie is at 9pm. Theater.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18

Noon: “Compulsion,” directed by Angel Gonzalez. 70 minutes. Feature. Spain. A shy young woman suspects that her enigmatic boyfriend is cheating on her. When start looking for the truth she will find a sinister secret that will turn her life into an endless nightmare. Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00pm-1:10pm. Theater.

Noon: Texas Filmmakers’ Showcase. 120 minutes.

12:10 p.m.: Shorts Block No. 4. Films include: “Strain,” directed by Reynier Molenaar. “Birth,” directed by Ozlem Altingoz. “RIP,” directed by Albert Pinto & Caye Casas. “Personal Demons,” directed by Brinke Stevens.

12:15 p.m.: “The Wall,” directed by Brian Kaufman.

1:30 p.m.: “I Wish, I Wish,” directed by Ed Clorio.

1:45 p.m.: Documentary Block. Films include: “What Happens to a Dream Defferred,” directed by Scott Boehm. “Mexican American Heritage: Revised,” directed by John Ayala. “Slave Children: The Back Door,” directed by Ana Palacios. “Honey West: The Gloria Fickling Story,” directed by Laura Varela.

1:50 p.m.: Shorts Block No. 5. Films include: “Birthplace,” directed by Sil Van Der Woerd & Jorik Dozy. “Animal,” directed by Alex Cole. “Good Business Sense,” directed by Emmett Loverde. “Tomasito,” directed by Ignacio F. Rodo & Sergio Arrospide. “Atlantic City,” directed by Miguel Alvarez.

2:30 p.m.: “Basic Beginner Special Effects.” Workshop presented by Alter Switch FX. Learn step by step how to do bruises, scrapes, bullet holes, and more.

3 p.m.: “Destino,” directed by JC Gonzalez.

3:15 p.m. Shorts Block No. 3. Films include: “Mar,” directed by Faustino Alanis. “The Red Balloon,” directed by Jesse Castellanos. “Game,” directed by Jeannie Donohoe. “Snowgirl,” directed by Ilina Peranova.

3:15 p.m.: “Tia Chuck: A Portrait of Chuck Ramirez,” directed by Angela & Mark Walley.

5:30 p.m.: 13th Annual 36 Hour Film Race Results. $10.

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