The H-Town Multicultural Film Festival (HTMFF) celebrates Houston's diversity through the power of cinema. 14 Pews will screen 19 features and short films over the course of three days. HTMFF is curated by two programmers: Bears Fonte, director of programming at the Austin Film Festival, as the guest curator for the shorts program; and Cressandra Thibodeaux, executive director of 14 Pews, who programmed the feature films.
The Shorts Program II, titled "The World Comes of Age," features seven stories from around the globe from seven people on the verge of growing up.
Mentiroso by Will Shipley
In Mexico, Mauricio claims he's seen the most beautiful girl in town — naked. Watch the trailer here.
Asad by Bryan Buckley
A Somali boy who wants to be a pirate, not a fisherman, makes the biggest catch his town has ever seen. Watch the trailer here.
From A to B and Back Again by Andy Glynne
A child emigrates to the UK and finds her family unwanted. Watch the trailer here.
Friday by Sebastian Rice-Edwards and Anna Symon
A teenager has a great deal planned for this particular one-year anniversary.
Yardbird by Michael Spiccia and Julius Avery
A young girl finds her strength in a wrecking yard when she takes on the town bullies tormenting her pets and her father. Watch the trailer here.
Jamón (Ham) by Iria Lopez
Jose, a teenage pig living in a Spanish town, longs to fit into his non-pig family. Watch the trailer here.
Buzkashi Boys by Sam French
Two boys, a street urchin and a blacksmith's son, dream of competing in the national sport of Buzkashi, a brutal game of polo played with a dead goat. Watch the trailer here.