Hill Country Film festival in full swing in Fredericksburg, Texas

Time Trap (Pad Thai Productions)

Boerne and Austin film duo to feature ‘TIME TRAP’ in central Texas

Beautiful and hospitable, Fredericksburg hosts ninth annual event

“Nirvana for movie-lovers” is how Texas Highways magazine describes the Hill Country Film Festival, celebrating their ninth annual signature event. Bringing “careful attention to both indie filmmakers and the audience,” festival continues to grow in popularity.

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Film industry pros from around the globe have been arriving this week knowing the event is “well organized and well attended”, the “favorite spot on the (independent film) circuit,” and having “heart and soul for indie films.”

What can you expect?

A weekend filled with independent and feature-length films, informative panels–including actors and filmmakers–and Texas hospitality. The festival headquarters is the four theater local complex, Fritztown Cinema, just south of Fredericksburg on Highway 87. Evening parties are held at Auslander Biergarten & Restaurant, West End Pizza Company, and the Nimitz Museum. Individual tickets for movies start at $10 in the lobby. All Access and Film Pass tickets are also available.

On, April 28, 2018 at noon, the movie “Time Trap” will kick off Saturday events. The movie was written by Mark Dennis from Boerne and he co-directed it with producer Ben Foster from Austin. This will be the film duo’s second awarding winning film and is about a group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.

On the set of TIME TRAP (Dennis & Foster)

Time Trap was filmed in the Texas Hill Country and near Hollywood, California. The Caverns of Sonora in the western reaches of the Hill Country, along with other area caves, including the famous Bronson Caves (Baby Boomers, remember the 1960’s Batman cave?) in Tinsel Town. Young teens have been especially excited about the movie as it coincides some of the youth programming success enjoyed. On Thursday, a special screening of “The Goonies” was presented.

At 9 am – 9:50 am in Theater 2, a breakfast panel discussion, “Nuance: The Director / Actor Relationship” will be presented by TCU Bob Schieffer College of Communication. It is open to those with Flmmaker and All Access badge holders only.

“If directing a film crew wasn’t hard enough, add a group of thespians into the mix and see how truly difficult the movie-making process can be. Hear from directors and actors on what makes professional relationships last – including the casting process, nourishing chemistry and confidence on the set and defining expectations between the two disciplines.”

Ben Foster
Mark Dennis
Melissa Jackson
Robert Schwartzman
Nicholas Rutherford

Richard Allen






Festival Locations and Map

The Hill Country Film Festival is located in Fredericksburg, just an hour drive from Austin and San Antonio.  Film screenings take place at Fritztown Cinema and various festival events take place throughout the city with distance between events being no further than a fifteen minute drive.

Festival Locations

Fritztown Cinema | 2254 Hwy. 87 S., Fredericksburg
Auslander Biergarten & Restaurant | 323 E. Main St., Fredericksburg
West End Pizza Company | 232 W. Main St., Fredericksburg
Nimitz Museum | 340 E. Main St., Fredericksburg
Pedernales Cellars | 2916 Upper Albert Rd., Stonewall, TX 78671

Click here to view a map of festival locations.

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