Huntsville Station

(2020)
14 minutes

Every weekday, dozens of inmates are released on parole from Huntsville State Penitentiary, the largest prison release center in Texas. With a bus ticket voucher and $100 release check, most of them take in their first moments out with phone calls, cigarettes, and quiet reflection at the Greyhound station up the block. In this pivotal moment, between incarceration and freedom, a myriad of complicated emotions arise before the bus arrives to take them home.

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Directors: Jamie Meltzer, Chris Filippone

 

IDA Documentary Awards – Best Short Documentary, Nominee 2020
Cinema Eye Honors, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking, Nominee 2020

Berlinale, 2020 / World Premiere
SXSW, 2020
Hot Docs, 2020
AFI Docs, 2020
Docaviv, 2020 / Best Short Award
DOC NYC, 2020
DOXA, 2020 / Honorable Mention: Short Documentary Award
Seminci: Valladolid International Film Festival, 2020 / Special Mention: Time of History Competition
Camden International Film Festival, 2020
Double Exposure Film Festival, 2020
Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporaneo, 2020 / Special Jury Mention: International Short Film Competition
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2020
Calgary International Film Festival, 2020
Chicago International Film Festival, 2020
New Orleans Film Festival, 2020
Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2020 / Special Mention: Best Documentary Short
IFF Message to Man Film Festival, 2020
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, 2020
Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, 2020
Kyiv International Short Film Festival, 2020 / Grand Prix Award: International Competition
Telluride Mountainfilm, 2020
Champs-Elysees Film Festival, 2020 / Jury Prize: Short Film
Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, 2020 / Best Documentary Short
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, 2020
St. Louis International Film Festival, 2020
Milwaukee Film Festival, 2020
Odense International Film Festival, 2020 / Nominee: The Soapbox Award
Indy Shorts International Film Festival, 2020
Lille International Short Film Festival, 2020
Crested Butte Film Festival, 2020 / Best Documentary Short
DC Shorts Film Festival, 2020
OFF CINEMA International Documentary Film Festival, 2020
Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2020
Savannah Film Festival, 2020 / Southern Voices ‘Best of Show’ Award
Philadelphia Film Festival, 2020 / Honorable Mention: Best Documentary Short
Nashville Film Festival, 2020
Tirana International Film Festival, 2020
Tofifest International Film Festival, 2020
Tacoma Film Festival, 2020
50²201 Magazine, Berlin, 2020
Glimmerglass Film Days, 2020
Drunken Film Festival, 2020
Shorts That Are Not Pants, 2020
Blue Danube Film Festival, 2020
Loft Short Film Festival, 2020
The New York Times Op-Docs, 2020
Selected as a “Short of the Week”, 2021
Vimeo Staff Pick, 2021