Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
11:00am Latinitas Showcase
12:00pm Emergencia Youth Film Competition

1:30pm Emergencia Youth Film Festival Pizza Party

FREE and Open to the Public

These films were screened as part of the
2015 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival CLAIFF18


Cine Las Americas and Latinitas Present:
Cine Joven Latinitas Showcase

Latinitas03_320 The Latinitas Showcase is a selection of short films generated from Latinitas’ after school club, camp, and weekend workshops. Content will include a stop-motion homage to tacos, as presented by girls ages 9-14 in Latinitas’ after school programs, a nod to original filmmaking with a series of silent films reflecting themes girls like and, lastly, a few short documentaries about what college means to young Latinas.
LatinitasLATINITAS. Established in 2002, Latinitas, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to empower young Latinas through media and technology, has been a vital part of young Latinas’ lives through after school programs, teen internships, Saturday and Summer Camps, special events, and the very first and only digital magazine for young Latinas— The bilingual magazine, written for and by young Latinas, provides a vehicle whereby these girls and young women not only see themselves positively reflected, but are also a part of the production.

EMERGENCIA YOUTH FILM FESTIVALEmergencia Youth Film Competition

Cine Las Americas has been proud to present the Emergencia Youth Film Competition, a special section of the festival showcasing works by filmmakers 19 years or younger. Members of local youth film organizations and high schools curate and present this section of the festival every year.

A Harmonious Cacophony

Marielle Boland, Isabela Reid
BAVC, The Factory

6 min, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2014

A man helps his community build a symbol of togetherness and creativity.
A Pirate’s Life

Isabella Olaguera, Nick Haaf
4 min, Deal, NJ, USA, 2014

After reading about pirates, a young boy devises a series of steps to become just like the swashbucklers in his book.
Can I Help You?

Pedro Salles Leite
4 min, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014

A high school bully is haunted by her actions.
Ella_320 Ella

David Hebrero
11 min, Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain, 2014

Would it be possible for a relationship between a pianist and a former ballet dancer to work?
Growing_320 Growing

Allison Coon-Come
Wapikoni Mobile
4 min, Montréal, QC, Canada, 2014

Growing up is hard when we make the wrong decisions that lead to the only possible outcome.
Hablame_320 Háblame
Talk To Me

Alba Linares
Digital 104
6 min, Canary Islands, Spain, 2014

How easy it is to lose ourselves, to willingly give up our humanity to the new age of technology.
Kayna Wawaiki Jamuni_320 Kayna Wawaiki Jamuni
Now I Come As Your Son

Nicolas Page
6 min, Santiago, MR, Chile, 2014

A vision of the people, landscapes, and customs of Bolivia through the eyes and voice of a Chilean-American high-school student, with dialogue in the native Quechuan language.
La Boda de las Calaveras_320 La boda de las calaveras
The Wedding of Skulls

Ricardo Miguel Salazar
Say Sí
3 min, San Antonio, TX, USA, 2014

Love is an eternal bond. ‘Til death do us never part.
Little Red_320 Little Red

Wynter Rhys
3min, North Bend, WA, USA, 2014

This is a dark, controversial and abstract take on the classic Charles Perrault fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood.
Never Comes Easy_320 Never Comes Easy

Wapikoni Mobile
4 min, Montréal, QC, Canada, 2014

Life is tough, but truly living is worth the struggle.
Pleasant_320 Pleasant

Miranda Whitus
Say Sí
10 min, San Antonio, TX, USA, 2014

What runs but never walks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats?
Sin Madre_320 Sin madre
Without a Mother

Buffy Almendares
BAVC, The Factory
3 min, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2014

My mother is the one person who supports me through life. Without her, life wouldn’t be the same.
The Lonely Baker_320 The Lonely Baker

Cyntheara Tham, Allison McInerney, Ayanna Marte
RAW Art Works
4 min, Lynn, MA, USA, 2014

The love of the stomach is no match for the love of the heart.
The Only Road_320 The Only Road

Sergio Valencia
7 min, Fountain Valley, CA, USA, 2015

Five years after the Great Nuclear War, a man walks the empty roads trying to survive.



Christian D. Nelson


Ben Creech (Hendrickson HS)
Ben Fletcher (Pflugerville HS)
Carlos Lopez (Pflugerville HS)
Grace Awtrey (Hendrickson HS)
Jared Rienfeld (Hendrickson HS)
Jarvis Lister (Pflugerville HS)
Jerson Garcia (Connally HS)
Matthew Spellings (Pflugerville HS)
Nickoli Roman-Capdeville (Connally HS)
Rebecca Duke (Hendrickson HS)
Sead Pelesevic (Pflugerville HS)
Sid Boyle (Pflugerville HS)
Tomas Diamante (Pflugerville HS)
Victor To (Pflugerville HS)