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Category: ACCEPTED FILMS

2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | Heroes of Color directed by David Heredia

August 11, 2016

SCREENING DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH 2016
TIME: 10:00 AM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 6
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Synopsis

An Award Winning, educational whiteboard web series celebrating the outstanding achievements of people of color from different
ethnic backgrounds.

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Director Biography

David Heredia is Animator and owner of Heredia Designs, LLC., a successful freelancing company in
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2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | B.O.O.S.T. directed by Jeremiah Ocañas

August 11, 2016

SCREENING DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH 2016
TIME: 7:00 PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 9
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Synopsis

For generations, the Rios, a working class family in Southern Texas lead by brothers Bobby and Oscar, their best friend Octavian, uncle Santos and cousin Tino, have survived as construction workers to support their families. But a darker side to their living
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2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | LAMAS directed by Anthony Palmini, Jerry Diaz, Jaime Fernandez

August 10, 2016

SCREENING DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH 2016
TIME: 10:00 AM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 6
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Synopsis

Finally, an awards show that recognizes Latino Actors for the everything they do in the adult entertainment industry.

Crew:

Directors: Anthony Palmini, Jerry Diaz, Jaime Fernandez

Cast:

Andrew Casanova

Jaime Fernandez

Rachel Strauss-Muniz

Jerry Diaz

Anthony Palmini

Ariana Rodriguez

Michael Diaz

2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | If Cable TV Was Invented Today directed by Lucien Flores/Michela Smith

August 10, 2016

SCREENING DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH 2016
TIME: 10:00 AM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 6
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Synopsis

Hamilton (Arturo Castro, “Broad City”) pitches the concept of cable TV to his eager bosses.

Hamilton: Arturo Castro
Dora: Ana Fabrega
Ivan: Lui Vega

Writer: Eric Cunningham
Directors: Lucien Flores and Michela Smith
DP: Albert Salas
Production Coordinators: Maria del Mar and Emma Steele

2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | Owen Wilson – Daily Itineraries

August 10, 2016

SCREENING DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH 2016
TIME: 10:00 AM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 6
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Synopsis

Melissa Villseñor plays Owen Wilson as he maps out his schedule for the day.

Cast: Melissa Villaseñor
Writers: Eric Cunningham and Melissa Villaseñor
Producer: Tim Smith
Director: Kamell Allaway

2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | Misled directed by Atreyu Rodriguez

August 9, 2016

SCREENING DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH 2016
TIME: 1:45 PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 2
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Synopsis

Misled is the third film in a series of four. Each film follows different relationships in Joseph’s life. Misled is about Joseph and his girlfriend Jessy, which they have a child together. However Jessy has a secret that might ruin their relationship.

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2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | Darker directed by Alex Torres

August 9, 2016

SCREENING DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH 2016
TIME: 8:00 PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 5
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Synopsis

When a young man identifies someone in a crime, the perpetrators’ mysterious guardian begins terrorizing him. The good Samaritan ultimately realizes the stranger’s revenge is even more sinister than he had imagined.

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2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | How Afro-Latinos deal with Natural Hair

August 9, 2016

SCREENING DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH 2016
TIME: 10:00 AM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 6
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Synopsis:

Hair is more than just an accessory that sits on top of our heads, it’s part of our identity. Hear how a group of Afro-Latinos have dealt with questions about their hair & how wearing their hair natural has impacted their lives.

 

2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | Over Dinner directed by Travis Gonzalez

August 9, 2016

SCREENING DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH 2016
TIME: 4:00 PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 3
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Synopsis

Frustrated by her eccentric mother’s carefree role as grandmother, a young single mother unravels their complicated past over Thanksgiving dinner. Over Dinner is a short drama/comedy about the rocky relationship between a quirky grandmother, Eleanor, her grown-up daughter, Anne, and her son
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2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | Doris directed by Oscar Gorriz

August 9, 2016

SCREENING DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH 2016
TIME: 4:00 PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 3
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Synopsis

Doris tells the story of an undocumented Mexican
housemaid working for a spoiled family, where she works
hard to satisfy their every whim in exchange for their
support with her green card application. When the family
leaves for the holidays, Doris is put in charge of
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