A Miracle of Love After an accident riding a bicycle at age seven, this child must live with the consequences of handicap by surviving the accident. His adult life is presented and as day to day he tries to have a good quality of life with all the conditions that he developed due to not having part of the frontal bone. Director: Josue Vera Writer: Josue Vera Key Cast: Jean Rodriguez TRT: 04:48
Alone A young woman is battling with her depression during a pandemic. She must face her fears to stop pretending she is okay and make the difficult decision that she needs help. Director: Melissa Carvajal, Devin Redmond Writer: Melissa Carvajal, Devin Redmond Key Cast: Melissa Carvajal, Sonia Carvajal TRT: 04:54
Amor Encerrado Amor Encerrado is a Spanish animated short film about a passionate Janitor who finds himself at the center of a Telenovela wedding scandal with his cleaning supplies. Director: Nory Gonzalez Writer: Nory Gonzalez TRT: 01:57
As the only English speaker of the house, twelve-year-old Marisol takes on the overwhelming responsibility of being her immigrant mother’s translator. Much of her own life is disrupted to aid her Spanish-speaking mother, Gloria, navigate an English-speaking world. From fully translating medical terminology and being the bearer of bad news, Marisol is thrown into an anxiety-inducing situation being the sole channel of communication between Gloria and her doctor. Director: Yessenia Sánchez Writer: Yessenia Sánchez Key Cast: Raquel Yañez, Debora Balardini, Xander Jackson, Michelle Reiss TRT: 8:32
Identity, solitude, bullying, and immigration. Various conflicts of modernity are presented through the eyes of a young Hispanic girl, born in the United States, who just wants to escape from a world that is constantly making her feel lonely and different from her peers. She takes refuge in the poetry of Cuban icon, Jose Martí. Director: George Ebro Writer: George Ebro Key Cast: Andrea Saiz, George Ebro, Ibis Ebro, Jorge Ebro TRT 4:00
A Latina daughter confronts her machista father about attending a faraway college while cooking caldo. Director: Wendy Medina Herrera Writer: Wendy Medina Herrera, Karla Sánchez Key Cast: Karina Hurtado, Oscar Sánchez TRT 03:57
I Am Soil Breaking Off: Videopoetry: A metaphor about national identity and migration as a mangrove seed and its journey. Director: Paloma Sierra Writer: Paloma Sierra Key Cast: Andrew Edwards, Dusty Sanders, Sebastian Gutierrez
It Happened One Day in East LA: How would someone from the 1960’s react to photos of modern day America?
BEN, a high school photographer in civil rights era Los Angeles, struggles with being part of the social justice movements around him. He would rather focus on his photography. That is until a magic camera reveals to him the bigger picture he needed to take part in the largest student demonstrations in U.S. history, the 1968 East LA walkouts. Director: Victor R. Aguilar Writer: Victor R. Aguilar, Roxanne Joseph Key Cast: Danny Cano, Daniel Leiva TRT 14:42
Lessons From My Mother: This film follows widowed mom, Esther, and her daughter, Fer’s, quirky misadventures to rebuild a family after death. Fer guides us through her mother’s lessons on dating men as she fails at finding the right date herself. These failed attempts land them chasing financial stability instead at the funerals of freshly widowed rich men. All the while Fer has a secret of her own, she’s gay.
As Mili prepares for a date with her husband, she blissfully unaware of how dangerous the outside world has become. Despite her sons’ best efforts, she is determined to meet with her husband.
Director: Eduardo Calero Writer: Eduardo Ruben Calero Key Cast: Catherine Geller, Miguel Wilson, Kyle Portela TRT 15:33
The High Tea:
A story of a female acting student facing challenges of boundaries, developing discomfort and, experiencing harassment enforced by a male counterpart. Director: Carmanie Bhatti Writer: Carmanie Bhatti Key Cast: Carmanie Bhatti, Joshua Reyes
The Williamsburg Italian Feast:
I grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn going to the Italian feast every year. I felt the need to create a piece that openly appreciates the feast as I’ve never seen anything publicized about its legacy or how much it means to those who participate. Especially with last year being the first year they had to cancel due to COVID since World War II, I feel as though it was extra special that I create this documentary. Director: Erica Star Domena Writer: Erica Star Domena Key Cast: Mateo V., Norman López, Annika Hernández, Marc, Ashley, Anthony Amore, David Crane, Jason Wallin, Lauren Lefkowitz, Miles Hardamon, Layla