Film Texas at Sundance

Lone Star spirits fly high at Sundance as Film Texas partygoers have a rockin' good time

Lone Star spirits fly high at Sundance as Film Texas partygoers rock

Erika Pinktipps, Joe Dishner, Heather Page, Film Texas reception at Sundance FIlm Festival
Erika Pinktipps, Joe Dishner and Texas Film Commission director Heather Page. Photo by Jane Howze
Film Texas reception at Sundance FIlm Festival
The Film Texas reception drew a big crowd at Sundance. Photo by Jane Howze
Seth Caplan at Film Texas reception at Sundance Film Festival
Seth Caplan. Photo by Jane Howze
Film Texas bottle openers at Sundance Film Festival reception
Film Texas bottle openers were a parting gift. Photo by Jane Howze
Alfred Cervantes at Texas Film reception at Sundance Film Festival
Alfred Cervantes takes some photos of fellow Texas filmmakers. Photo by Ben Tecumseh DeSoto
Jessica Christopherson, Deborah Grotfeldt at Film Texas reception at Sundance Film Festival
Jessica Christopherson, Deborah Grotfeldt. Photo by Ben Tecumseh DeSoto
Jane Howze, Ben DeSoto at Texas Film reception at Sundance Film Festival
Jane Howze, Ben DeSoto. Photo by Ben Tecumseh DeSoto
David Cortez and Michelle Mowers at Film Texas reception at Sundance Film Festival
David Cortez, Michelle Mower. Photo by Ben Tecumseh DeSoto
Erika Pinktipps, Joe Dishner, Heather Page, Film Texas reception at Sundance FIlm Festival
Film Texas reception at Sundance FIlm Festival
Seth Caplan at Film Texas reception at Sundance Film Festival
Film Texas bottle openers at Sundance Film Festival reception
Alfred Cervantes at Texas Film reception at Sundance Film Festival
Jessica Christopherson, Deborah Grotfeldt at Film Texas reception at Sundance Film Festival
Jane Howze, Ben DeSoto at Texas Film reception at Sundance Film Festival
David Cortez and Michelle Mowers at Film Texas reception at Sundance Film Festival

What: Film Texas Reception at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Where: AFCI Beyond Cinema Studio; Park City, Utah.

The scoop: Lone Star spirits were high as the Texas Film Commission, along with film commissions from Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio, co-hosted a rockin' reception to tout the Texas film community and network with filmmakers from across the U.S. and the world during the Sundance Film Festival. Guests jammed the two-story space in a festive atmosphere that left plenty of opportunities for networking and catching up with friends.

Who: Spotted in the throng were Texas Film Commission president Heather Page, Houston Film Commission deputy director Alfred Cervantes, Dallas location coordinator Dwight Craver, San Antonio Film Commission director Galia Farber, Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau director of public relations and film marketing Jessica Christopherson and Mitch Witten, vice president of marketing at the Fort Worth CVB.

Other notables included Austin Film Society executive director Rebecca Campbell, AFS studio director Katy Daiger Dial, Victor Moyers, president of production at Broad Green Pictures, producer Katie Mustard, Houston Latino Film Festival director David Cortez, producer Seth Kaplan, whose film, The First Girl I Loved, is showing at the festival's Next competition, Houston filmmaker Ben DeSotoAnthony FennellMichelle Mower and Deborah Grotfeldt.

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