Section

Short Fiction

Short Fiction

Abuela

Film

Abuela

Directed by Rebeca Ortiz
Left to spend the day alone together, a young girl and her visiting Abuela must find a way…
Short Fiction

After Hours

Film

After Hours

Directed by Marco Sroka
Carlos' past and present collide during a drug bust gone bad.
Short Fiction

Alejandro

Film

Alejandro

Directed by Jaime Castañeda
A mother shares stories with her son on a momentous, late afternoon drive.
Short Fiction

All That We Were (Todo Lo Que Fui(Mos))

Film

All That We Were (Todo Lo Que Fui(Mos))

Directed by Lorenzo Navas Ortega
After years of distance and silence, Rafael is reunited with his father upon learning of his death. In…
Short Fiction

Asi En La Tierra

Film

Asi En La Tierra

Directed by Joel Vázquez Cárdenas
After losing his harvest when a meteorite crashes on his farm, Salvador Huerta conspires with the local priest…
Short Fiction, Spectrum

Black & White

Film

Black & White

Directed by Edgar Garcia Chavez
This experimental film dissects the Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary’s definitions of the words Black and White - to prove…
Short Fiction, Spectrum

Caravan

Film

Caravan

Directed by William Michael Anderson
The film centers on an outcast in a rural English community who draws the attention of a vengeful…
Short Fiction

City of Silence (La Ciudad De Silencio)

Film

City of Silence (La Ciudad De Silencio)

Directed by Nicolle Marquez
An elderly man copes with a double aftermath: a ravaged island and the passing of his wife.
Midnight, Short Fiction

Closer

Film

Closer

Directed by Michael Vargas
A woman’s cozy night home alone turns deadly after an endless string of terrifying neighborhood crime alerts bombard…
Short Fiction

Crabs in a Barrel

Film

Crabs in a Barrel

Directed by Michael León
Celebrating your friends is super exciting…unless you’re the least successful person in the room. A jaded writer attends…
Midnight, Short Fiction

Dawn

Film

Dawn

Directed by Katherine Castro, Liza Gipsova, Nona Catusanu, Red Dawn Trio
Directed by: Nona Catusanu, Katherine Castro, Liza Gipsova, Red Dawn Trio. One woman faces her final obligation in...
Short Fiction

Disarm

Film

Disarm

Directed by Carlos Carrasco
A veteran returns home to surprise his daughter at school and gets his own surprise.
Short Fiction

Don’t Come Close

Film

Don’t Come Close

Directed by Daniel Fermín Pfeffer
At the height of New York City’s COVID pandemic, a young man can’t come close to his family.
Short Fiction

Dribbling (La Gambeta)

Film

Dribbling (La Gambeta)

Directed by Catalina Alarcón
Marcelo (12) spends his days between soccer and games, imagining that everything is as easy as it is…
Short Fiction

El Clasico

Film

El Clasico

Directed by Joel Vázquez Cárdenas
The tumultuous journey of two friends to a soccer stadium gives them a new perspective of their friendship,…
Short Fiction

El Triste

Film

El Triste

Directed by Manuel Del Valle
"El Triste", an old, used, ragdoll-like marionette, will do whatever it takes to prove to himself and his…
Short Fiction

Ferris Wheel

Film

Ferris Wheel

Directed by Kyle Andrews
A homeless man named Ferris struggles to maintain his humanity, despite the crippling pressures of survival on the…
Short Fiction

Forgotten But Not Gone

Film

Forgotten But Not Gone

Directed by Michael Rocha
A work-obsessed man loses his childhood optimism. He then ventures into his subconscious and confronts the force that…
Short Fiction, Spectrum

Freezerburn

Film

Freezerburn

Directed by Sarah Rattay-Maloney
An absurdist comedy about queerness, finding yourself, and the lies we live with until we can’t. Because sometimes…
Short Fiction

Great America

Film

Great America

Directed by Angelita Mendoza
Jay is the leader of a militia of citizens that detain immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. His…
Short Fiction

Hector’s Woman (La Mujer De Hector)

Film

Hector’s Woman (La Mujer De Hector)

Directed by Ricardo Varona
In 2018, a year after the landfall of Hurricane María, a young mother named Paola attempts to find…
Short Fiction

Heights

Film

Heights

Directed by Major Dorfman
Over the course of a summer afternoon, two brothers must decide whether or not they will remain silent…
Midnight, Short Fiction

Hell of a Pitcher

Film

Hell of a Pitcher

Directed by Daniel Burity
It’s Independence Day, and a group of high school friends decide to trespass on a little league baseball…
Short Fiction

Hurricane Flora

Film

Hurricane Flora

Directed by Gabriel De Varona
A Cuban-American documentarian rides out a hurricane at her parents’ house with her boyfriend. Tensions rise as she…
Short Fiction

I Just Wish You Told Me

Film

I Just Wish You Told Me

Directed by Michelle C. Bonilla
Jessie and Karen have been a same sex couple for thirteen years. When Karen doesn’t make it out…
Short Fiction

It’s Not Her (No Es Ella)

Film

It’s Not Her (No Es Ella)

Directed by Samuel Gonzalez Vera
She is in Cuba and He is in Chile. As they talk on the phone, the distance brings…
Short Fiction

Lavanderia

Film

Lavanderia

Directed by Roger A. Galvez
A young Salvadoran family spends an evening cleaning a dry cleaner.
Short Fiction

Little Prank (Una Bromita)

Film

Little Prank (Una Bromita)

Directed by Jordi Funtanet
How far can a prank about winning the lottery go? This group will soon find out not everyone…
Short Fiction

Loli

Film

Loli

Directed by Fernanda Tapia
DREAMer Insta-Model Loli, works her first fashion campaign in L.A.- but in order to finish the photoshoot, she…
Short Fiction

Loving Anna

Film

Loving Anna

Directed by Travis Orozco
Alex buys a new augmented reality device that allows him to see, hear, and feel a lost love.…
Short Fiction

Lowlife

Film

Lowlife

Directed by Alexandra Hinojosa
Alina is haunted by a presence she must confront in order to make a break from her former…
Short Fiction

Luna

Film

Luna

Directed by Jesahel Newton-Bernal
28-year-old Luna struggles to survive in the streets while carrying the weight of her childhood trauma.
Short Fiction

Mad Machine

Film

Mad Machine

Directed by Sergio Guerra
In the not-too-distant future, personal security androids fill the void left by a fully privatized police force. When…
Short Fiction

Maria Camila’s Gift (El Regalo De Maria Camila)

Film

Maria Camila’s Gift (El Regalo De Maria Camila)

Directed by Andrés Molano Moncada
9-year-old María Camila hands out pieces of paper in a park. Immediately after reading them, people begin to…
Midnight, Short Fiction

Momma, Don’t Go

Film

Momma, Don’t Go

Directed by Rafael De Leon Jr.
A mother and daughter struggle to survive a deadly home invasion.
Short Fiction, Spectrum

Motions

Film

Motions

Directed by Starr Nathan
The energy exchange of three New Yorkers collide on the train in stories of anxiety, heartache and redemption.…
Short Fiction, Spectrum

My American Family

Film

My American Family

Directed by Victor Migalchan
Coming to America to fulfill the 'American Goals' could be challenging, and that's the case for Alexander Romanovich.…
Midnight, Short Fiction

Nobody’s Crowd / Coletivo De Multidao

Film

Nobody’s Crowd / Coletivo De Multidao

Directed by Manoel Fernandes Neto
Year 2024. We are simultaneously lonely and surrounded by crowds. After the new coronavirus pandemic, a couple grows…
Short Fiction

Perro De Calle

Film

Perro De Calle

Directed by Jose Guerrero
Directed by: Jose Guerrero. A short that follows the trials and tribulations of an aimless drug addict in…
Short Fiction

Petra

Film

Petra

Directed by Randy Valdes
Marlie, a dutiful assistant who dreams of being the theater’s next star, struggles to wrangle a flamboyant cast…
Short Fiction

Pine Mountain Overnight

Film

Pine Mountain Overnight

Directed by Geena Marie Hernandez
A naïve teen discovers just how hairy growing up can be when she embarks on an overnight class…
Short Fiction

Please Enjoy Your Stay

Film

Please Enjoy Your Stay

Directed by Tynan DeLong
An anxious musician finds himself unable to leave his hotel room.
Short Fiction

Pool Boy

Film

Pool Boy

Directed by Luke Willis
Austin, a college jock home for the summer, unexpectedly develops a crush on Star, his parents' non-binary pool…
Short Fiction

Prologue

Film

Prologue

Directed by Justin Joseph Hall
When a woman falls in love and marries a good man she expects to be happy, but finds…
Midnight, Short Fiction

Segregatio

Film

Segregatio

Directed by Jowy Santiago
Directed by: Jowy Santiago. While playing brisca, a friar and two nuns discuss whether or not they are...
Short Fiction, Spectrum

Self-Titled

Film

Self-Titled

Directed by Daymian Mejia
As Luke finalizes his debut album, he struggles to escape an audio hallucination that has infected his reality.
Short Fiction

Sickly

Film

Sickly

Directed by Byron Leon
Anxiously convinced his flu-like symptoms could be something much worse, a luckless Brooklynite winds up in a fever-dream…
Short Fiction

Silent Partner

Film

Silent Partner

Directed by Aristotle Torres
Silas Jones is an accomplished, Black trial attorney on the cusp of making partner at a white-shoe law…
Short Fiction

Soy Hombre

Film

Soy Hombre

Directed by Juan Pablo Blanco
In a dark alley, a mysterious nurse hops into a taxi. Her intention is to arrive at the…
Short Fiction

Super Ma

Film

Super Ma

Directed by Juan Gil
A struggling single mother yearns for stability and purpose. Caught in a moment of peril, she must unleash…
Short Fiction

Swine (Cerdo)

Film

Swine (Cerdo)

Directed by Aquiles Cervantes
Jose, a grown man, has continuous fights with himself over his eating disorder.
Short Fiction

Tejano Night

Film

Tejano Night

Directed by Alexander Rosales
While out of town at a family gathering in South Texas, an awkward Mexican-American, Mijo, is forced to…
Short Fiction

The Boy And The Astronaut (El Nino Y El Astronauta)

Film

The Boy And The Astronaut (El Nino Y El Astronauta)

Directed by Adrian Velasquez
After misplacing his favorite toy, a young boy is led by his other toys through the fantastic obstacles…
Short Fiction

The Montage (El Montaje)

Film

The Montage (El Montaje)

Directed by Ed Trucco
In the midst of loss & grief, a tango dancer rediscovers the true healing power of music &…
Short Fiction

The Voyage (La Travesia)

Film

The Voyage (La Travesia)

Directed by Edio Raven
Two Venezuelan brothers migrate to Colombia after the situation in their home country becomes unbearable, but everything turns…
Short Fiction

Tio

Film

Tio

Directed by Juan Medina
On his first day of work as a miner, Martin, a cocky teenager, will learn the importance of…
Short Fiction

Unicorn

Film

Unicorn

Directed by Jason Tropiano
A gay man’s struggle to be accepted leads to an unexpected physical transformation that forces him to discover…
Short Fiction

We Choose To Go

Film

We Choose To Go

Directed by Marlene Emilia Rios
When Angie Miranda first awakens onboard the Horizon, she notices something seems a bit…off. Her crew mates have…
Short Fiction

When You Clean A Stranger’s Home

Film

When You Clean A Stranger’s Home

Directed by Sharon Arteaga
Abby, a first-generation high school student, describes what she and her mom have learned about people when cleaning…
Short Fiction

#Whitina

Film

#Whitina

Directed by J.Sean Smith
High school cheerleader and whitina (white acting Latina) Genesis  is forced to flee with her two former best…
Short Fiction

With His Eyes Closed

Film

With His Eyes Closed

Directed by Jose Navas
In the city of Miami, Andres and his younger brother Miguel are living under the control of their…