Hi, I'm Connor "Texas" Smith!

Connor "Texas" Smith (they/he) is a sometimes Chicago-based, award-winning Arkansas filmmaker and designer. A proud member of the IFA Chicago & the Arkansas Cinema Society, they’re a BlackBox ACADEMY alum & DePaul MFA candidate whose films have screened across the US– including ‘Fletcher,’ which won the Critics Choice award from RogerEbert.com’s Assistant Editor, Matt Fagerholm and 'Self Portrait' which was an official selection at Bentonville Film Festival. In 2022, they were awarded an inaugural CXF artist grant from The Medium, and most recently, they’ve been invited by the Baltic Analog Lab to participate in their 2023 cohort. ☺️