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Shorts Program 2

Sebastian

Sebastian

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 – 9:15 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – 3:30 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES

An emigrating father writes home to his son.

FILM INFO

Director(s):  Sam Fragoso
Year:
2018
Length:  13 min
Country: USA
Premiere: Los Angeles Premiere

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

 

Sam Fragoso is a writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and NPR. He’s currently the host of Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, a weekly podcast of long-form interviews with varying artists. He was formerly the EIC of Movie Mezzanine and the Creative Director at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. “Sebastian” is his directorial debut.

 

 

 

 

Unlucky’s Luck

Unlucky’s Luck

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 – 9:15 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – 3:30 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES

Pellito lives in a small Caribbean town in Colombia. Abandoned by his wife, with no job or money, he lives “cursed”. On his 63rd birthday, Antonia, one of his neighbors, buys him a ticket for the Fortune’s Raffle, an almost surreal lottery that comes into town with all sorts of items: a stove, a fridge, a TV, a pressure cooker, a fan, two rocking chairs, bottles of rum and two chickens. To his and everyone in town´s surprise, Pellito´s ticket is the winner. The neighbors organize a big party and Pellito celebrates the return of his luck, but after much celebration, dance and drinks, he will confirm the saying: from luck and death no one is safe.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

FILM INFO

Director(s):  Felipe Holguin Caro
Year:
2018
Length:  16 min
Country: Colombia
Premiere: Los Angeles Premiere

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

 

Felipe is a Colombian writer/director. He has worked in Bogotá, NY, Sao Paulo, LA and currently established in Cartagena, Colombia, where he co-founded his production company Cumbia Films in 2009. He has directed numerous video clips, short fiction and documentary films, some of which have won best short film in different international film festivals. He directed two feature length documentaries funded by the Ministry of Culture. He was Casting Director in the Colombian film EL PIEDRA. He is currently working on his next short documentary winner of Proimagenes 2018 funding program and on his first fiction feature film THE SHADOW OF THE BEAST.

 

The Bell

The Bell

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 – 9:15 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – 3:30 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES

A young woman in El Salvador wishes to hear the village bell before she joins a caravan to the US, but the antique bell hasn’t rung in 25 years and there is only one man left that can repair it: a drunkard that lives in the cemetery.

FILM INFO

Orignal Title: La Campana
Section:  Shorts
Director:  Michael Flores
Year:
2019
Length:  20 min
Country: El Salvador
Premiere: World Premiere

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

 

Michael is a writer/director from Los Angeles. His latest series of shorts were produced guerrilla style in cold war nations: Serbia, Belarus, and El Salvador. His short film “Mi Tesoro” (produced in El Salvador) was picked up by HBO and premiered in December 2018 following a strong festival run that included three Oscar Qualifying festivals. The same short film landed Michael on Remezcla Magazine’s Top 10 up-and-coming Latino directors of 2018.

 

 

 

Skaya

Skaya

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 – 9:15 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – 3:30 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES

Triquis is an indigenous community of about 25,000 living in the north western mountains of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2010, Sergio Ramirez, a middle age basketball coach, climbed up the Triquis mountains with a basketball under his arm and a single ambition; To build a basketball and academics program that will empower a generation of kids. The Triquis story of progress, peaceful independence battle and furious determination to succeed.

FILM INFO

Director(s):  Gabriel Noguez
Year:
2019
Length:  4 min
Country: USA

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

 

Gabriel Noguez is a cinematographer born in México living in New York. He studied Film and New Media Art at UCLA.

 

 

 

 

Raptor

Raptor

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 – 9:15 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – 3:30 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES

Ariel (38) gets involved in a teenager civil arrest, the guy is accused of stealing a phone. A mob surrounds the young man and some accuse him of being guilty and some defend him. Police doesn’t show up. Ariel has to decide which side he is.

FILM INFO

Director(s):  Felipe Gálvez
Year:
2018
Length:  13 min
Country: Chlie

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

 

Felipe Gálvez was born in Santiago de Chile in 1983 and graduated from the Universidad del Cine, in Buenos Aires Argentina. He has directed short films, standing out among them are BE QUIET PLEASE (Silencio en la sala), which received the BAFICI Best Short Film Award 2009, and I’M ALWAYS LOOKING FROM HERE (Yo de aquí te estoy mirando) premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2011. Lately, he directed RAPTOR (Rapaz), premiered at The International Critics’ Week, Cannes Film Festival 2018. He currently resides in Santiago, where he has worked as a film editor in many feature films, among them Alex Anwandter’s YOU’L NEVER BE ALONE (Nunca vas a estar solo) (2015), Martín Rodríguez Redondo’s MARILYN (2018), both premiered at Panorama, Berlinale, and PRINCESITA, directed by Marialy Rivas, premiered at TIFF 2017. Felipe Gálvez is developing his first feature film THE SETTLERS (Los colonos).

 

 

 

Little Con Lili

Little Con Lili

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 – 9:15 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – 3:30 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES

LILI, is a 10 year old Cuban-American girl who should be doing her homework, but instead, decides to enjoy a leisurely afternoon, home alone, eating all her favorite foods, and listening to her favorite band, Air Supply. All’s well, until her mother (NORMA) is fired from work for stealing toilet paper and selling Pop Tarts to guests. When Norma comes home unexpectedly early from work, Lili must hustle to con her mother into believing she’d been doing her homework the entire time.

FILM INFO

Director(s):  Gabriela Garcia Medina
Year:
2018
Length:  10 min
Country: USA
Premiere: West Coast Premiere

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

 

Gabriela Garcia Medina is a Writer, Director. Originally from Havana, Cuba, Gabriela grew up in London, Geneva, Canary Islands, and Madrid. In 2001, she moved to California to pursue a BFA at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television with a double minor in Chicano Studies and African American Studies. After graduating in 2005, Gabriela’s spoken word show became the best selling act in the national college market, showcasing at over 1000 universities and colleges in the United States, and opening for artists and figures including the Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Kamala Harris, Barrack Obama, among others. In 2012, Gabriela pursued two MFA degrees at California Institute of the Arts. Her feature screenplay was the recipient of the Hedgebrook Screenwriting fellowship (2016). Gabriela’s most recent short film Little Con Lili won the Best in Fest award at the HBO Women in Comedy Festival (2019), won a directing mentorship with NBC, and was a national selection for the Los Angeles International Film Festival (2019). And the Little Con Lili feature film is currently in development with Mandalay Pictures.

 

 

Cuco “Hydrocodone”

Cuco “Hydrocodone”

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 – 9:15 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – 3:30 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES

Hydrocodone is a music video dedicated to the memory of our past and future selves. It’s an abstract journey through a young man’s memories before and after a big accident.

I’m constantly contemplating death and the way we honor it, so I wanted to depict a funeral scene where people are celebrating the passing of a different version of ourselves. The protagonist, Cuco, is leading and celebrating in a funeral procession because he is more alive than ever.

FILM INFO

Director(s):  Jazmin Garcia
Year:
2019
Length:  4 min
Country: USA

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

 

“JAZMIN GARCIA is a Director based in Los Angeles. She has been developing her body of work through music videos and short documentaries. Her work explores themes of immigration and cultural assimilation, using family histories and her own experience as a second generation Mexican-Guatemalan-American to weave intimate stories of trauma, magic, amor, and the perseverance of hope.

Her short films evoke moments of timeless beauty, reveal the sweetness in individual struggle, lend visibility to, and inspire those whose stories are so often left out of the picture.”

 

 

 

Chicle (Gum)

Chicle (Gum)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 – 9:15 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – 3:30 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES

An ill-tempered teenager attempts to find peaceful solitude on the day of her grandfather’s passing until an estranged friend pays her a visit.

FILM INFO

Director(s):  Lizette Barrera
Year:
2018
Length:  14 min
Country: USA

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

 

Lizette Barrera is a Chicana filmmaker based in Dallas/Ft.Worth with ties in Austin, TX.  Her film MOSCA (FLY) is currently in distribution with HBO and her latest film CHICLE (GUM) world premiered at SXSW. She has received her MFA in Film Production at The University of Texas at Austin and is represented by Inclusion Management.

 

 

 

 

 

And The Brave Shall Rise

And The Brave Shall Rise

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 – 9:15 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 – 3:30 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES

Out of the darkest tragedies come the greatest voices…. In the wake of the high school shootings in Parkland, Florida, concerned citizens travel by bus to the State Capitol to debate legislators about an urgent issue: Gun Reform. A community for change is created during the next election, rooted in the newfound strength of a movement led by stay-at-home moms, one of whom decides to run for office in a grass-roots effort to honor her son and family.

FILM INFO

Director(s):  Adam Schlachter
Year:
2019
Length:  15 min
Country: USA
Premiere: World Premiere

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

 

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, Adam Schlachter graduated with an M.F.A. in Film Directing from the American Film Institute, completed a Professional Advanced Certificate in Screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned a B.F.A. in Film Production from Florida State University. His AFI thesis, “My Backyard Was A Mountain”, qualified for the Academy Awards, was the recipient of the Imagen Award, won prestigious grants from Kodak and Panavision, and screened at over one hundred and seventy-five international film festivals. A finalist in Esquire Magazine for his short adaptation, “Father Figure”, Adam completed his debut feature, “The 7”, four shorts, “a woman IN LOVE”, “Trickle Down Quantum, ”The Stain On The Sidewalk”, and “The Perfect Shot”, and two promos, “We Are All Latino” and “Sue Wong: Beauty, Magic, Transformation”. He was selected for the CBS Directing Initiative, the NBC-Universal Showcase, the Writers Guild of America Independent Writers Caucus, the HSF/McNamara Arts Project Grant, the Caucus Foundation Grant, and the Diversity Scholarship from the Multicultural Motion Picture Association. Adam’s last feature film is titled “Hollywood Whores”, currently available for distribution. He is developing and/or producing seven new feature films: “Born Dead”, “The Polybius Project”, “Dancing With Fidel”, “Sweet Dreams Kiss”, “Redemption”, “They Sway Toward The Sun”, and “Top Ten”. His most recent completed film, “And The Brave Shall Rise”, is available for film festival submissions. He is in post-production on his third feature film, a documentary titled “Hair In A Bag”. Adam resides in Los Angeles. He loves his Mom, Lilliam, his dog, Yo-Yo, his cat, Smokey, and karaoke serenades.

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