Desert Dust Cinema 2014 update

By Desert, Film

Seven weeks before the Desert Dust Cinema 2014 will start in Lobo/Tx, the program schedule is almost complete. About 25 international short films, splitted in two programs for friday 26th and saturday 27th of september will be screened onto the outside wall of the former Lobo gas station.

All participating filmmakers are providing the rights for the screening at this uncommercial festival for free, so there’s a big “Thank You” going out to all artists. A short documentation will be going online hopefully soon after the end of the DDC 2014 on the festival’s website and on this news section too.

Desert Dust Cinema 2014

By Desert, Film


Finally we have a fixed date for the upcoming Desert Dust Cinema: After a one year break, the third short film festival in the former ghosttown Lobo/Texas will take place friday, september 26 and saturday, september 27 2014. A precise schedule does not exist at this time, but all updates on the program for these days will be announced during summer on the festival’s homepage.

As usual, the screenings will take place outside in the evening at the former Lobo gas station. Live music will also be happening, at no entry fee. Visit beautiful Lobo if you are around the West Texas area.

Desert Dust Cinema 2012 Flashback

By Desert, Film


This year’s Desert Dust Cinema film festival in Lobo is over, and finally here are some impressions shot during these days at the bluemoon weekend in our beautiful ghost town in Texas. A big thanks to everyone who made it into the desert – guests were visiting even from New Jersey and New York! The “Tucson invasion”, our long time friends from Austin, all locals and everyone alse who showed up made this festival a very special one and an experience we want to keep on going for sure.

A very special thanks to “Quiet Please” who somehow managed to drive their scruffy van packed with family, instruments and equipment from Tucson/Arizona to West Texas (and back, hopefully).
See you in Lobo next time!

Desert Dust Cinema 2012

By Concert, Desert, Film


The Desert Dust Cinema is a nonprofit film festival organized by a few of the denizens of Lobo, Texas. Lobo is located on US Hwy 90, 16 miles south of I-10 exit 140, in the west Texas area. in 2012, the festival will take place on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.
A few words about Lobo: Lobo is a very small desert town that was abandoned by its last residents in 1991. Ten years later, three desert-loving individuals and some of their friends started the process rebuilding the former ghost town. Along with the work of reclaiming the houses, the motel (and its great pool), the town hall and the former gas station, their goal was to make Lobo a meeting place for all the people in the area. During the last few years, several nonprofit art, music, and just hang-around-in-the-sun related events took place that are still fondly remembered by its participants.

During the days of the Desert Dust Cinema, our small town wants to create an unique atmosphere for anyone interested in today’s wide range of short films. Of course, Lobo does not have what others may call a typical cinema venue, but will do our best to make this location and the festival a special one.
All screenings will take place in the area of the former gas station. Depending on the weather it will be either open air or indoors. After the showings there will be music and refreshments (Saturday: live music “Quiet Please” from Tucson/AZ). There is no cover charge. Please bring your own chairs. Hope to see you around!
Here’s a very short documentation of the Desert Dust Cinema 2011: