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With support from H-E-B, City of San Antonio announces partnership for inaugural Student Film Festival and Family Film Series

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Javier Flores, Department for Culture and Creative Development

SAN ANTONIO (April 30, 2015) – With a donation by H-E-B, the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture & Creative Development (DCCD), the Office of Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran and H-E-B are excited to announce a partnership to bring events to Mission Marquee Plaza that focus on filmmaking and providing free quality entertainment to the community. 

“The City of San Antonio thanks H-E-B for its generous donation and its commitment to providing quality family activities to the community,” said District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran. “This partnership is very much in line with the vision my staff and I had to turn the Mission Marquee Plaza back into a gathering place for all generations to enjoy and create new memories.” 

The City of San Antonio and H-E-B will launch a spring/summer season of free events for the entire family, beginning with the inaugural San Antonio Student Film Festival on Friday, May 1, 2015. The launch of the H-E-B Family Film Series takes place on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The events will be held at Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., and are free and open to the public. 

“H-E-B is proud to be able to provide free, family-friendly entertainment in San Antonio. We are excited to see the continuous growth of events at Mission Marquee Plaza. We are looking forward to the Family Film Series this summer and the countless, new memories that will be made,” said Kimberly Harle of H-E-B Public Affairs. 

During the inaugural San Antonio Student Film Festival, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on May 1, students from Brackenridge High School, Harlandale High School and the North East School of the Arts will showcase their films and short clips. Special guest judges will score participants and awards will be presented following the screenings. The event offers a great opportunity for community members to support local student filmmakers. 

On May 9, the H-E-B Family Film Series will kick off at 8 p.m. with a screening of the animated film, “The Book of Life,” and include free popcorn, activities for the family, informational booths and give-aways. Food trucks will also be available with concessions for sale. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. The film series will continue on May 23, June 6, June 20, July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 22. Screenings will begin 15 minutes after dusk. 

Mission Marquee Plaza was acquired by the City of San Antonio in 2007, and has gone through several renovations that include a mural re-creation project that was completed by DCCD in 2013. Since then, DCCD has coordinated several popular events at this historic venue for the entire community. 

For more information, visit or call 210-207-8612. 


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