USA Film Fest Announces TexFest Lineup

The USA Film Fest has released the lineup for its summer TexFest on July 11. The one evening event will feature one feature film, Juan Francisco de la Guardia’s I Become Gilgamesh, and two short films: God’s Pub (which was shot at Trees in Deep Ellum) and Dirty Laundry. All three will have filmmakers in attendance. Here’s the full release:




DALLAS — The USA Film Festival and the Texas Association of Film & Tape Professionals will once again partner to present TexFest, a community showcase screening series featuring works shot in Texas by Texas filmmakers.

The third installment of the series will take place on Monday, July 11, 2011, with various showtimes beginning at 7:00pm, at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.

The program will include screenings of three new works — one new feature film and two short films:

Program 1


I Become Gilgamesh, written and directed by Juan Francisco de la Guardia

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Program 2


Dirty Laundry, written and directed by Sabra Young

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Program 3


God’s Pub, written and directed by Jay Gormley

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All film presentations will be followed by on‑stage Q&A sessions with the directors and other guests.

TICKETS for each program are $10 and may be obtained by contacting the USA Film Festival by telephone at 214-821-6300 or via email at [email protected]

For additional information about the program, contact the USA Film Festival at 214‑821‑6300 or [email protected]

ABOUT THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF FILM & TAPE PROFESSIONALS — For 36 years, the Texas Association of Film & Tape Professionals has been the number one industry resource in the state of Texas.  As a not-for-profit trade association, the TAFTP’s goal is to promote the film, video, television and commercial production industry throughout the state.  The organization accomplishes this mission in a variety of ways, including a cutting-edge website resource, educational seminars and networking opportunities.  TAFTP members represent a wide cross-section of the production industry – from rigging gaffers, producers and studios to gear houses, members can fulfill every production need.  Since 1976 the TAFTP goal has remained the same — to keep Texans working.

ABOUT THE USA FILM FESTIVAL — Now celebrating its 42nd year, the USA Film Festival is a Dallas-based, 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in the film and video arts.  The Festival’s year‑round programs and events include KidFilm®, Oscar Night® America Dallas, special monthly programs and premieres, and the USA Film Festival, held each spring. The USA Film Festival is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Image: Still from I Become Gilgamesh