Short films have the challenge of telling their stories in a limited amount of time, often resulting in incredibly imaginative and dynamic storytelling. Every year, San Diego Latino Film Festival has the privilege of sharing with our audiences over 80 short films from Latino filmmakers around the world. With so many amazing films to pick from, we have compiled a list of some of the best shorts from our 26th San Diego Latino Film Festival which we celebrated in March 2019. Join us and check out this collection that will make you laugh, cry and maybe even scare you a little!
Media Arts Center San Diego’s San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to bring past and current hits from our festival to your home! By renting this title, you’re ensuring the sustainability of our festival while supporting independent Latinx filmmakers!
The films will be available to rent from May 15 – May 28, 2020. Each rental is $10.00 and you will have 72 hours to view the shorts program. A Vimeo account is necessary to complete your purchase but creating an account will give you access to the Vimeo App which will let you watch the film on your Apple TV, Roku, and Smart TVs.
By renting these short films, you’re ensuring the sustainability of our festival while supporting independent Latinx filmmakers! Filmmakers get a percentage from the ticket sales! We appreciate all of your support!
A Q&A with the Filmmakers will be announced on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/latinofilm **
SDLFF EXITOS – 2019 SHORTS: Full Line-Up
Broken Sunflower Hearts
Dir. Miguel Angel Caballero
(USA, 14 min., English)
When his ex-boyfriend, Sam, shows up on his doorstep a year after separating, Anthony weighs the impact it will have on his life and young daughter, Luna.
Dir. Julio O. Ramos
(USA, 14 min., Spanish w/ English subtitles)
After a disastrous event at his construction site, Armando acts quickly to save his crew, and in the process he stumbles upon an unspeakable truth. (Brief Strong Violence, Strong Language) WINNER OF BEST NARRATIVE SHORT SDLFF 2019
Dir. Eddie Mujica
(USA, 8 min., English)
Set in the near-future, Juan comes home one day to discover he’s been replaced by a “whiter” version of himself.
Dir. Jose Paredes
(Mexico, 20 min., Spanish w/ English subtitles)
Jesus, a student at Lazaro Cardenas High School, witnesses paranormal activities related to the legend of LA FARAONA, better known as the Headless Dancer. (Brief Strong Violence, Strong Language) WINNER OF BEST FRONTERA SHORT SDLFF 2019
Dir. Marissa Chibas
(USA, 28 min., English)
FINDING SHELTER captures the stories of several unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United States and how their real-life experiences were made into the 2016 internationally acclaimed play. WINNER OF BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SDLFF 2019 Presented by: CalArts Center for New Performance/Duende CalArts
Dir. Eileen Abarrca
(USA, 13 min., English)
A single woman nearing forty discovers that due to an infertility issue, motherhood is suddenly a matter of now-or-never and she must do everything in her power to turn improbability into an infant. (Brief Strong Language)