Slackery News Tidbits: From TXMPA to Trinidad

Here's a roundup of recent Austin film news:

  • The Central Region of TXMPA is holding a meeting Monday, June 8, at 6:30 pm at Mother Egan's. If you are a member, you can participate in the election for Central Region board representative and alternate.
  • If you haven't seen P.J. Raval and Jay Hodges's film Trinidad, check it out on Showtime this month (or if you're me, find a friend with Showtime). The documentary about a Colorado town known as "the sex-change capital of the world" will screen on Showtime channels this week and then be available on Showtime On Demand until the end of June.
  • SXSW has posted the Panel Picker for the Film, Interactive and Music conferences in 2010. You have until July 10 to submit proposals.
  • If you're thinking you might submit your film to Austin Film Festival this year, why not do it today? If it's postmarked by June 3, your submission fee is lower.
  • Late deadline for Fantastic Fest submissions is also today. Get cracking!
  • Austin Epicurean shares the details about the dinner that accompanied the Food, Inc. screening at Alamo South on Monday night.
  • Austinist reports that the short film Exiled in America, directed by Austin filmmaker Angela Torres Camarena, will screen as part of the Media That Matters Film Festival in NYC today. Jenn Brown saw the film when it played during Cine Las Americas earlier this yea. You can watch the documentary on the Media That Matters site starting Thursday, June 4.
  • Chris Garcia interviewed local film composer Brian Satterwhite for the Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Movie Blog has some excerpts of Satterwhite's music.
  • Robert Rodriguez was the UT Austin commencement speaker this year -- check out his speech and some great photos from the event.