Desert Dust Cinema is a nonprofit short film festival organized by a few of the denizens of Lobo, a former ghost town in the West Texas area. So far, the DDC took place four times and will run again from Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 02 2018 – that’s Labor Day Weekend.
The program will include international short films in a variety of styles: animations, stop motion, music videos and experimental shorts to motion graphics. Due to the length of the whole material, the clips will be shown in separate programs on Saturday and Sunday.
Below you can find our schedules from the 2011 – 2016 screenings.
We plan to have experimental music sets again in the pool and maybe on a second stage. If you’re interested in performing, please get in contact. The Friday is planned to be an open evening and can be filled with screenings that can’t be part of the official schedule, spontaneous live music sets, hanging around in what we call the saloon etc.
All screenings of the Desert Dust Cinema take place in the area of the former Lobo gas station. Depending on the weather it will be either open air or indoors. There is no cover charge. Please bring your own chairs.
Keep in mind that Lobo is still a town without the usual comfort standards, so there won’t be anything for sale – feel free to bring your food and drinks!
Lobo is a very small desert town in Culberson County/Texas that was abandoned by its last residents in 1991. Ten years later, three desert-loving individuals and some of their friends started the process of rebuilding the former ghost town. Along with the work of reclaiming the houses, the motel (and its nice kidney-shaped 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 days of the Desert Dust Cinema Festival, our small town wants to create a 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 we will always do our best to make this location and the festival a special one.
Lobo is located on Hwy 90, 16 miles south of I-10 exit 140 (Van Horn) in the USA.