Panorama Shorts Showcase

Panorama Shorts Showcase


Little Red Drone
Dir. Michael Kirchoff
United States
World Premiere

A lonely boy discovers that true friendship can be found in the most unexpected places.


Alejandro Jimenez: The Ground I Stand On
Dir. Raúl Paz Pastrana, Alan Domínguez
United States
Texas Premiere

The Ground I Stand On” is a lyrical and meditative documentary short that explores the work and creative process of Alejandro Jiménez – Mexico’s 2021 Slam Poetry champion, whose life experience as a U.S. immigrant farmworker has shaped his unique vision of the power of poetry and its connection to a collective past.


Metal Belt
Dir. Blackhorse Lowe
United States
Austin Premiere

Peyote Western set in 1860’s New Mexico territory. Metal Belt recounts a story about the native slave trade in the southwest and one Navajo woman’s fight for freedom and her spiritual journey home.


Dir. Paula Scalona
Texas Premiere

Gloria and Erick tell us the story of their life, a life that despite being full of obstacles and limitations, has led them to the top, reaching their goals and fulfilling their dreams. Paralelos is the untold story of what it means to be a Paralympian.


Art as Means of Breath
Dir. Celi Mitidieri
United States
Texas Premiere

The community leader and artist Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez explores the connections between art and ancestry in the journey to find zirself.


John Leguizamo Live at Rikers
Dir. Elena Francesca Engel
United States
Texas Premiere

John Leguizamo visits Rikers Island Correctional Facility to perform his one-man Broadway show Ghetto Klown for an audience of over 400 inmates. Following his performance, Leguizamo holds group discussions with justice-involved young men awaiting trial or sentencing. By sharing his personal journey of adversity and self-awareness, he encourages them to reflect openly and honestly about their own lives. This short documentary interweaves excerpts from Leguizamo’s performance and those discussions, bringing attention to the serious challenges and human side of incarceration.



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LANGUAGESEnglish, Spanish, Navajo
RUN TIME: 61 Minutes
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