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The 5th Annual 24 Hour Film Dash took place on April 20-21.  Eighteen teams scrambled to complete a 3-5 minute film within 24 hours.  On Saturday, April 27 at STC Cooper Center, we screened all the films followed by an awards ceremony.

Everybody’s film had to include:

Character – a janitor

Prop – a yo-yo

Dialogue – “My mom always told me to wear a clean one”

Action – Sliding

Theme – Destiny

24 Hr Dash

Here are the results…

1.  Bad Ninja Productions – Party of One

Best Party Scene

2.  Bangarang Productions – Burning Dilemma

Best Lighting – Samuel Leanos

Best Actor (tie)  – Salomon Lopez Jr.

1st Runner Up

3.  Black Leaf – Suspect Device

Best Special Effects

4.  Borderline – Honeybun

Audience Choice

5.  Digital Seven Productions – Open Auditions

6.  Green Leaf Filming Society – Moirai

Most Imaginative Film

Best Editing – Daniel Ledezma & Andrew Sanchez

Best Cinematography – Chuy Gutierrez & Daniel         Ledezma

Best Actress – Vanessa McManness

7.  J.E.M.S. Drama Troupe – Drama Troupe

Best Logo

8.  Jhonny Productions – Gamma

9.  Legit Pictures – Intruders

Best Death Scene – Brieanna Grace

Best Use of the Elements

Best Makeup – Brieanna Grace

Best Script – Christian Blake

Best Actor (tie) – Michael Dare

Best Director – Christian Blake

Best Film

10.  Lighthouse Productions – Agony’s Prelude

11.  Magnificent 3 – Flash Forward

Most Imaginative Film U18

12.  Los Olvidados – filopatria

13.  The Ones Who Knock – The Devil’s Own

14.  Suit & Tie Productions – Frank Strings

15.  Team Torres – Destiny

16.  Unusual Productions – Brotherly Deeds

17.  El Valle Film Studios – Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Psychos

Best Actress – Arabella Rendon

18.  Vanguard Academy – Push Push Slide

Best Actor in a U18 Film – Caleb Ayala

Best U18 Film



Cinemark Classics 


CineSol Film Festival has teamed up with Tugg.com to present Cinemark Classic Series at 50% off!

Every Wednesday, Cinemark has re-screened movie classics on the big screen. The normal ticket price is $8.  For the next 3 movie screenings, the ticket price will be at $4 each (using tugg.com).


The Graduate – Wednesday, May 1 – Harlingen & McAllen Cinemarks.  2:00pm & 7:00pm

Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father’s business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.

 Click here for the THE GRADUATE trailer

Click here to buy a ticket at the McAllen Cinemark

Click here to buy a ticket at the Harlingen Cinemark

Alien – Wednesday, May 8 – Harlingen & McAllen Cinemarks.  2:00pm & 7:00pm

The crew of a commercial deep space mining ship, investigating a suspected S.O.S., lands on a distant planet and discovers a nest of strange eggs.

 Click here for the ALIEN trailer

Click here to buy a ticket at the McAllen Cinemark

Click here to buy a ticket at the Harlingen Cinemark

Blazing Saddles – Wednesday, May 15 – Harlingen & McAllen Cinemarks.  2:00pm & 7:00pm

To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

 Click here for the BLAZING SADDLES trailer

Click here to buy a ticket at the McAllen Cinemark

Click here to buy a ticket at the Harlingen Cinemark


Calling All Star Wars Fans!!

May 4th is Star Wars Day.  (May the Fourth be with you).  In commemoration of Star Wars Day, Cine El Rey in McAllen will be having a Star Wars marathon.  The original trilogy (Episodes IV, V, and VI) will be screened from noon until 5pm. 

The original versions of these movies will be screened.  Not the re-touched movies.  Not the ones with extra scenes.  (These are the original movies how they were released in the theaters.  You can only find the originals on laser disc or VHS.  The original versions are no longer sold.)


Light sabers and cosplay are encouraged!  Come dressed up as your favorite Star Wars character.  Bring your lightsabers.

We have confirmation that a sandtrooper and a stormtrooper will be appearing sometime at the marathon.  Bring your cameras.

Star Wors

Doors open at noon.

12:15pm – 1:36pm – Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

1:45pm – 3:09pm – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

3:15pm – 4:49pm – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Saturday, May 4th

Cine El Rey

311 S. 17th St.

McAllen, TX

FREE Admission.

May the fourth be with you!

Here is the Facebook event for the Star Wars Marathon.





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