The annual Flatland Film Festival returns for 2018 September 20-22. It's 3 nights of film fun including award winning short films about Lubbock and the south plains, along with major box office releases like.

The LHUCA will host the festival again this year, with special short films and full length features, along with Q & A sessions, and much more. Grab tickets here and see all the details below.

"2018 Flatland Film Festival

$20 - Full Festival Pass
$10 - Student Full Festival Pass
$5 - Thursday Pass
$10 - Friday Pass
$10 - Saturday Pass

Screening List

Thursday, September 20


7:00 p.m. at LHUCA

Writer and Director: Yen Tan

Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, “1985” follows Adrian, a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis.

Discussion panel to follow.

Friday, September 21

Short Film Contest Screening

6:00 p.m. at Premiere Cinema Lubbock

90 minutes of short films by regional filmmakers selected by the Flatland Film Festival Committee.

The Big Lebowski

8:30 p.m. at Premiere Cinema Lubbock

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Saturday, September 22

Meow Wolf: Origin Story

11:00 a.m. at LHUCA

Writers: Morgan Capps, Christina Procter

Directors: Morgan Capps, Jilann Spitzmiller

This feature-length documentary chronicles a group of disenfranchised artists in Santa Fe who become a DIY collective named Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions happen to crack open a profitable niche in the arts and entertainment industry. With the wild success of the House of Eternal Return, the collective is now facing its own internal turmoil – even as it begins to change the lives of creatives everywhere.

Educational Panel with Filmmakers

5:00 p.m. at LHUCA

Run Like the Devil

7:00 p.m. at LHUCA

Director: Steve Mims

This documentary in two parts sets out to clearly, accurately and objectively lay out the importance of the Beto O’Rourke-Ted Cruz contest, allowing the candidates, their supporters and critics to speak for themselves. Part One will tell the origin stories of the candidates and explain the contemporary histories of their two state parties. Why does the Republican party own all branches of government? How did the Democratic party become marginalized?

Q&A with Filmmaker to follow.

After Party

9:15 p.m. on the LHUCA Plaza

Short Film Awards will be announced during the After Party."

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