South Texas Underground Film hosted a multi-day festival at Del Mar College that included cultural films from over 20 countries.
Students as well as the community turned out for the festival, which began Nov. 11 in the Wolfe Recital Hall on East Campus.
Del Mar has hosted festival for over five years now, and co-founder Robert Perez was excited to hold it again this year.
Two cultural films were shown the night of Nov. 11. On Nov. 12, more film series were shown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The films ranged from anime to horror and sci-fi.
“This organization started screening wherever they could just to build an audience,” Perez said.
When Perez began his journey along with his wife, they wanted the community to learn about different cultures in films and around the world.
He first started by having local people involved. He had a spotlight on female directors and bands as well. He continued with LGBT screening, and screening wherever he could.
As things were going along well, he pushed a film festival, and a diverse group of artists was interested. He not only screens on campus, but also at other venues such as House of Rock for a more mature audience.
“We try to bring films that raise awareness, or inspire you to want to make a film yourself,” Perez said.
Next up is Mundo de Suenos, a festival beginning Dec. 3 that showcases the work of Latino filmmakers, artists and musicians while raising money for scholarships. For more information, contact Perez at 361-429-1390.