Lost River Film Fest
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Hosted in the outskirts of Austin— in the magical, spring-fed-river town of San Marcos & on the campus of Texas State University—

Lost River offers a splendid cocktail of compelling cinema, live music, burlesque, a BMX spectacle, slam poetry, & more..



The third annual Lost River Film Festival — four days of indie-cinema worship in San Marcos, TX, a half-hour drive from Austin in a funky college town endowed by a wondrous spring-fed river — is named in honor of the campy 1978 JAWS rip-off, PIRANHA: shot in a fictionalized incarnation of San Marcos, named accordingly…


Enjoy a cinematic-themed burlesque performance by Dark Matter Productions, poetry readings from contributors to Borderlands literary journey, a statewide gathering of immigrant-rights organizations from the Valley, Corpus, san Antonio, Laredo, Austin, Waco & beyond out migration-themed films the final two days in conjunction with Mano Amiga, and screenings at the Sacred Springs Powwow!