SCREENING DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 2015
TIME: 12PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 1
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Quinceañera (2014) is a short film about Dani, a young girl who questions her sexual orientation on the cusp of her Quinceañera birthday party. Her mother Inez, eagerly makes preparations and wants Dani to conform to the traditions of their Latino heritage. The film explores the topics of acceptance, mutual understanding, and love.
Director: Tania Romero
Born in Nicaragua, Tania Romero received her undergraduate Psychology degree with a Film Studies minor from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, P.A. and her Master’s in Media Studies from the University of Texas, Austin. She has worked on several film projects and her IMDB credits include editor for a feature documentary “Ya Basta” (2007) and script supervisor for the Cannes Film Festival selected short “Sarathi” (2010), “Clay” (2011), and assistant director for “A Perfect Cocktail” (2012). The short documentary film she directed, produced, and edited, “Helmets from Heath”, won a Jury Award at the Face of Austin Film Competition. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at the Art Institute of Austin, where she teaches digital media courses.