Emergencia Youth Films

Emergencia Youth Film Competition

 

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July 19, 2020 / 12:00 pm
Screening Order / Recommended “All Ages”
New Beginnings

New Beginnings
Justin Castro
SAY Sí
United States, Drama, 2019
3 min, Color
English

A story that explores school challenges from the perspective of a hearing impaired middle schooler.

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows
Abigail Spillane, Aidan Pavia, Bradley Nicosia, Emily de Leon, Emily Gutierrez, Ethan Jones, Jasmin Lara, Louvriel Barrios, Nathan Hammerschmitt, Ryan Murage, Samuel Marchant
Reel 2 Reel
United States, Mixed Media/Experimental, 2019
4 min, Color, English

Where there is light, there will be shadows. A group of young animators explore their relationships with their shadow side.

The American Dream

The American Dream
Janetzy Cruz
Youth Programs at BAVC
United States, Latinx Culture & Community/Documentary, 2018
4 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

A Mexican immigrant reflects about how he fought and decided to come to the United States for a better life. While living in the United States, he comes to his own definition of the American Dream.

To My Brother

To My Brother
Karla Mejia
Reel 2 Reel
United States, Personal Film, 2019
3 min, Color
English

A young woman celebrates the connection she has with her brother through the art of photography.

Lilly Goes Fishing

Lilly Goes Fishing
The Bum Family
Canada, Animation, 2018
8 min, Color
English

When Lilly, a giant orange monster, embarks on an adventure at a lakeside fishing camp with her friend Fluffle, no one suspects the mysterious secret she will discover in the depths of the lake.

Block Makes A Difference

Block Makes A Difference
Kristen Quintanilla
SAY Sí
United States, Music Video, 2019
5 min, Color
English

Music video produced by SAY Sí media arts schools for the song “Block Makes a Difference” that was created by theatre students for their showcase No Filters.

Vida de Vida

Vida de Vida
Viggo Williams
Baycat Academy
United States, Documentary, 2019
3 min, Color
English

This documentary highlights how Bay Area artist and jewelry designer Vida Vazquez is creating a more diverse and inclusive art industry.

Two Brothers

Two Brothers
Ollie Rodriguez
SAY Sí
United States, Drama, 2019
4 min, Color
English

When two brothers visit their mother’s grave they find someone from their past who will reveal a secret from their childhood.

Double Vida

Double Vida
Sharleny Gonzalez
Reel 2 Reel
Dominican Republic/United States, Culture/Social Justice/Documentary, 2019
2 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

Two countries, one teen and her journey discovering that home does not need to be a place.

Dissonant

Dissonant
Jake Cortez
SAY Sí
United States, Drama, 2019
4 min, Color
English

A young teenager struggles with identity issues when celebrating their birthday at home.

Hermanas mayores - Nunca muy gris

Hermanas mayores: Nunca muy gris
Senior Sisters: Never Too Grey
Ahtziri Gonzalez, Ana Navarro, Jennifer Cordova
The Representation Project
United States, Latinx Culture & Community/Documentary, 2019
6 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Late-life depression affects about 6 million Americans ages 65 and older. This hidden yet common reality is shared through the stories of Maria and Ofelia, who reflect on their own journeys with depression and the role that their local community senior center has played in making them feel less alone.

Screening Order / Recommended “Ages 14+”
Ty

Ty
Carlo Rodriguez
SAY Sí
United States, Drama, 2019
13 min, Color
English

Suffering from Asperger’s syndrome, Ty withdrew from elementary and middle school by staying home with his mother. Now, he’s ready to attend high school regardless of the obstacles he will need to face.

Home- Joselyn's Story

Home: Joselyn’s Story
Isabel Lozano, Leonie Sarath, Griselda Martinez, Susana Torres, Nattaly Gomez
The Representation Project
United States, Latinx Culture & Community/Documentary, 2019
8 min, Color
English

Joselyn immigrated to the United States from Honduras when she was 9 years old. Now as a mother herself, Joselyn reflects on the decision her mother made to move to the United States in order to have a better life.

Luna

Luna
Emily Clarissa Barba
Mustang Filmwerks
United States, Drama, 2020
6 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

Luna, a Hispanic-American high school student, is tormented by the looming threat of the deportation of her undocumented father. Trapped by her fear, she lives her life under increasing pressure to protect her family as her father works for their future.

Convalesce

Convalesce
Kacey Foss
SAY Sí
United States, Drama, 2019
18 min, Color
English

CONVALESCE is about a teenager who is suffering from a mental illness that distorts his reality.

Aléjate

Aléjate | Move Away
Joaquim Macho Albiol
Spain, Animation/Action/Adventure, 2020
6 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Alex is enjoying his favorite movie when suddenly something breaks into his house. Someone’s trying to hurt his mother. Despite being something completely unknown, our protagonist will do everything possible to protect her. It is then that we discover what that monster represents, which escapes Alex’s innocence.