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ACCEPTED FILMS

OFFICIAL LATINO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Welcome to our page of Accepted Films. Click on the Title of the film to read more about it, watch the trailer and buy tickets for the screening.

Otros Modos directed by Carolina Solarte

September 20, 2018

 

NEW YORK CITY | OPENING NIGHT

LAS JEFAS BLOCK (ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS)
Monday, September 24th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Synopsis

‘Otros Modos’ is a reflexive criticism of the lack of equal and diverse
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Letting Go directed by Lisann Valentin

September 19, 2018

NEW YORK CITY | OPENING NIGHT

LAS JEFAS BLOCK (ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS)
Monday, September 24th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Synopsis

In the face of loss, Eloisa remembers that the love her mother gave to
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Zohra directed by Marissa Chibas

September 19, 2018

NEW YORK CITY | OPENING NIGHT

LAS JEFAS BLOCK (ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS)
Monday, September 24th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Synopsis

In this madcap dark comedy, an aging actress struggles
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Why I Fight directed by Anna Yeager

September 19, 2018

NEW YORK CITY | OPENING NIGHT

LAS JEFAS BLOCK (ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS)
Monday, September 24th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Synopsis

In a world full of challenges for young women of color, these strong young
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Ignorance is Bliss directed by Regina Gomez

September 19, 2018

NEW YORK CITY | OPENING NIGHT

LAS JEFAS BLOCK (ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS)
Monday, September 24th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Orchid has a bad dream that she is under the spell of a witch… Or is it a dream?

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Urban Uber directed by Andrea Baltazar

September 19, 2018

NEW YORK CITY | OPENING NIGHT

LAS JEFAS BLOCK (ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS)
Monday, September 24th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Night after night, Abel drives. And every ride is a new story.

SANTA directed by Kayden Phoenix

September 19, 2018

NEW YORK CITY | OPENING NIGHT

LAS JEFAS BLOCK (ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS)
Monday, September 24th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Synopsis

Down on her luck, Santa enters a bar and
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Maradentro directed by Christa Boarini

September 19, 2018

NEW YORK CITY | OPENING NIGHT

LAS JEFAS BLOCK (ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS)
Monday, September 24th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Synopsis

A fantastic discovery gets out of hand when artisanal fisherman Nacho and his young
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JOY directed by Lorena Lourenco

September 19, 2018

NEW YORK CITY | OPENING NIGHT

LAS JEFAS BLOCK (ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS)
Monday, September 24th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Synopsis

Joy is an experimental film that juxtaposes the distresses of being an immigrant woman
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Elephant directed by Connie Chavez

September 18, 2018

NEW YORK CITY | OPENING NIGHT

LAS JEFAS BLOCK (ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS)
Monday, September 24th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

ELEPHANT the choreo-film is the collective effort of a group of interdisciplinary artists of color from New York City who came
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Subway Mania directed by Tim Hann Rivera

September 15, 2018
NEW YORK CITY | BLOCK 3
Tuesday, September 25th
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Why Take Wrestling to the Ring Side when you have the NYC subway and the streets as your Playground.

MUST WATCH IN BIG SCREEN!!!

 

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Swipe directed by Tim Hann Rivera

September 15, 2018
NEW YORK CITY | BLOCK 6
Wednesday, September 26th
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

 

Every New Yorker can relate to this short!!

 

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Dominican Ninja directed by Anthony Palmini

September 15, 2018
NEW YORK CITY | BLOCK 6
Wednesday, September 26th
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

A trailer for an upcoming movie where the last Dominican Ninja, ASCO returns home (Washington Heights NYC) from Dominican Republic to defeat the Bachakate Master, MIngito
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Parade of Dreams

September 14, 2018

Sypnosis

A young man takes us through his journey of coming out, becoming a drag-queen, and the dangers that this lifestyle created.

Director’s BIOGRAPHY

Chris Hanna is a born and bred El Paso filmmaker, documentarian and editor. He has made a number of short films and documentaries which have been successful in the festival circuit, including a regional Emmy nomination
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paralysis

September 14, 2018

Sypnosis

Diana, a young mother, fears what comes in the night.

Director’s Biography

Melissa De Leon is a freelance filmmaker based in the East Coast who produced 12 projects so far, several which have won awards, including Best Actress in a Narrative Short from WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival. Additionally, Melissa has been a production assistant on over 70
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The Ranfla

September 14, 2018

Sypnosis

Actors, Daniel Villarreal & Danny De La Paz AKA Lil’ Puppet & Big Puppet from the film “American Me,” are on their way to a fan meet and greet but encounter a problem that might hurt their street cred.

Director’s Biography

Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. Juan is most known for being the creator of the
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Whoa.

September 14, 2018

Sypnosis

As two friends walk through Chicago, they bump into a girl who loses her necklace. Will Juan be able to reunite Mary with her necklace?

Immigrant Brothers

September 14, 2018

Sypnosis

Three homeless, illegal immigrants struggle to survive on the streets of Los Angeles.

Director’s Biography

Nicholas Joseph Cunha, son of the known journalist Raimundo Lima, was born in Manhattan, NY. At the age of 19, he directed his first short film, “Outdated”, followed by “Daisy”, at the age of 20. In 2016 got the “Best International Short Film” award
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Empennage directed by Nerris Nassiri

September 14, 2018

THIS MOVIE  SCREENS IN BLOCK 2
LOCATION: THE COACHELLA LIBRARY
Friday, October 12th
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Sypnosis

Against the will of her strict, overly traditional father, a young Hispanic woman has aspirations to be an aviator
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America; I Too

September 14, 2018

SYPNOSIS

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), presents its second short film; “America; I Too”, starring Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi and featuring the music from Grammy winners Quetzal. Writer and first time Director Anike Tourse shares the interconnected stories of three arrested and detained immigrants who navigate the system as they attempt to prevent their deportation.
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We’re going to Paris

September 14, 2018

Sypnosis

An old married couple try to rob a bank with the purpose of saving their house which has a foreclosure on it, but the couple receive a tremendous surprise when they enter the bank. The real reason for the robbery is later revealed.

Director’s Biography

David Norris Agosto cursó un bachillerato en Comunicación General y una maestría en Redacción
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Butch Coyolxauhqui

September 14, 2018

logline:
A butch lesbian tells the story of her queer body with the help of her mother and the Aztec goddess Coyolxauhqui.

synopsis:
In Aztec mythology, the goddess Coyolxauhqui was severed into pieces by her brother, the god of war. This film recounts the lessons learned by a queer daughter from her round mother’s body, framed by the story of
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COAMIL (Three sisters)

September 14, 2018

Sypnosis

The world has turned into concrete, neither vegetation nor wildlife exist anymore. A survivor spends his days wandering and searching for pills which have become mankind’s nourishment, until he finds a place that overturns his routine.

Director’s Biography

Bachelor of Audiovisual Arts degree from the University of Guadalajara and a founding member of the production company Nahuyaca Films where
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Bebé

September 14, 2018

Sypnosis

A young illegal immigrant crosses the border with a lunchbox full of cash in search of a wealthy American family.

Director’s Biography

Growing up on the border of what’s been labeled the most violent city in the world, Juarez MX, Zaragoza spent the first 18 years of his life fascinated by the very different lives his American born family
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Milk and Honey

September 14, 2018

Sypnosis

The vast agricultural area near Yuma, Arizona is the land of plenty for nearly all the leafy vegetables Americans enjoy across the country in the winter months. For the people who work the fields to grow food for us all, the Colorado River represents not only their livelihood, but engages a deep, spiritual connection as well. But
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Remember This Voice directed by Jeff Chan

September 14, 2018

 

Synopsis

He was given a chance to make himself heard.

A Los Angeles transplant from Venezuela, who believes that his broken English is an insurmountable hindrance to achieving his own American Dream, is about to give up on his passion for Hollywood when a single defining moment launches his accomplished career as a Spanish-commercial voice actor. REMEMBER THIS VOICE
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