On weekday mornings during the Festival, the Field Trip Program allows schools and home school parents to bring students free of charge to select screenings that inspire and educate. Following each film, students are encouraged to actively participate in Q&As with Festival guest artists. The lively discussions range from the art of making motion pictures to the visual, performing, or literary arts subject of the film. This is an opportunity for students to improve their media literacy, learn more about careers in the arts, and widen their artistic horizons.

To learn more about this year’s Field Trip screenings and how your students can participate please email education@cinemartsociety.org or call 713-429-0420, ext. 4.

Friday, November 13

Landfill Harmonic






The world generates about a billion tons of garbage a year. Those who live with it and from it are the poor – like the people of Cateura, Paraguay. And here they are transforming it into beauty.

Monday, November 16

Between the Folds






Artists and scientists dedicate their lives to origami, Japanese traditional paper-folding.

Tuesday, November 17








CineSpace is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) that offers filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery through “CineSpace,” a new short film competition premiering at Houston Cinema Arts Festival, November 12-19, 2015.

Wednesday, November 18

Louder Than a Bomb






Four high-school teams from Chicago prepare for and compete in the world’s largest youth poetry slam.