The Houston Cinema Arts Festival — a five-day, multi-venue movie festival dedicated to celebrating the moving image — not only brings film and art to the forefront, but this year's fest is also helping Houstonians get creative.
The festival is featuring street scenes in an exhibition highlighting adventurous media works and installations by experimental artists called Cinema on the Verge. The theme of this year's exhibition is "Street Scenes," with photographic and video works shown by four noted visual artists. The series begins with the exhibition opening and screening of street photographer Cheryl Dunn's film Everybody Street at The Brandon Gallery on Nov. 12.
To highlight the exhibition, organizers asked Houstonians to participate in a street photography contest on Instagram by tagging photos with #hcafstreet. More than 1,500 images of street scenes, skylines and people were submitted during the 11-day contest, which ended Friday at midnight.
Now CultureMap is giving you the opportunity to decide the People's Choice favorite. The more than 1,500 entries have been narrowed down to nine hand-picked photographs and now you get to vote to determine the ultimate winner.
The winner of the People's Choice contest will receive two weekend passes to the festival and an invitation to the gallery launch on Nov. 12, and the runner-up will receive two one-day screening passes for Nov. 15. Not only that, but the winning People's Choice photos will be displayed at The Brandon alongside other contest winners.
So go ahead, choose your favorite photo and cast your vote now through Monday at 2 p.m. The winners will be revealed late Monday afternoon.