Filmmakers Focused

Prepare for an electrifying experience at the Thru the Lens Film Festival! With around 20 boundary-pushing short films, expect to be captivated by unique storytelling and cinematography. Join passionate filmmakers at our festival, a prime showcase for their talent, and seize the chance to network within the filmmaking community. Don't miss this unforgettable celebration of innovation and artistry!

lens as trophies. Picture by Robert Cantu


TTLFF knows that there is plenty of talent out there. There are six categories to consider for submission: Ya'll Texans, Narrative, Women Voices, Horror, Student Short and Comedy. After each block, we will have a Q&A to talk for filmmakers. Films need to be 30 minutes or less. Submit your film at FilmFreeway Site and be part of the TTLFF.

Not accepting submission at this time.

Film Fest Movie-goers

TTLFF will show up to five short films for each of six category block. Selected films will be chosen due to inventiveness in storytelling and/or cinematography. TTLFF will have actors and directors round table session to talk about their creativity. A chance for audience to see a mind of a filmmaker or actor.

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When and Where

TTLFF is located at great venue to showcase exceptional films. There is a great space to see short films and a lounging area for networking.
Located at
Courtyard by Marriott Austin-University Area
5660 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78751
When: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Time: 11:00am - 9:00pm CT


Camera Lens. Photo by Ross Sneddon