2020 STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL FILMS

Viewer discretion advised. The content in the films is intended for mature audiences. Some of the films may contain scenes or language that viewers may find offensive, disturbing, or inappropriate.

BEST FILM SELECTIONS

“The Stella Awards”

El Premio Stella: “Mejor película”

Amal

Directed by Dilek Ince
California State University, Northridge
15:15 min
English

“Amal,” directed by Dilek Ince, tells the story of an American volunteer doctor who witnesses a tragic event that leaves a young Syrian girl without a family. The doctor adopts the girl and hopes to bring her home, but problems arise when a travel ban is placed on Syrians coming to the United States.

“Amal,” dirigida por Dilek Ince, cuenta la historia de un médico voluntario estadounidense que presencia un trágico evento que deja a una joven niña siria sin familia. El doctor adopta a la niña y espera llevarla a su casa, pero surgen problemas cuando se imponen una prohibición de viajes a los sirios que vienen a los Estados Unidos.

Ben Dod Sheli

Directed by Daniel Yonathan
California State University, Northridge
17:53 min
Hebrew / English Subtitles

“Ben Dod Sheli,” directed by Daniel Yonathan, follows a young American intent on joining the Israeli Defense Forces in the West Bank, who takes an unsuspecting ride in a stolen cab.

“Ben Dod Sheli,” dirigida por Daniel Yonathan, sigue la historia de un joven americano que intenta unirse a las Fuerzas de Defensa Israelí, y que toma un inesperado viaje en un taxi robado.

The Canadian
El Canadiense

Directed by Fabián Leon López
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
12:27 min
Spanish / English Subtitles

Mr. Tito -The Colombian- is a tattoo artist who learned his labor in prison (The black palace of Lecumberri). He remembers absolutely everything while in prison, but only a few things from his past.

Don Tito -El Colombiano- es un tatuador que aprendió su oficio en el Palacio Negro de Lecumberri. Recuerda absolutamente todo lo que vivió allí dentro, pero muy pocas cosas de su lugar de origen.

Laura and the Wind
Laura y el Viento

Directed by Natali Montell
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
16:27 min
Spanish / English Subtitles

Stages, sensations and moments happen when Natalia faces loss.

Tiempos, sensaciones y recuerdos se mezclan cuando Natalia enfrenta la pérdida.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Canis Familiaris

Directed by Ulysse de Maximy and Javier Preciado
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
7:29 min
Spanish / English Subtitles

 

Cereza

Cherry

Directed by Christian de la Luz
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
1:53 min
Spanish / English Subtitles

 

Courage

Directed by Eric Wann
California State University, Northridge
16:25 min
English

 

Divided

Directed by Jessica Freund
California State University, Northridge
12:22 min
Korean / English Subtitles

 

El Viaje

Directed by Andrew Borene
California State University, Northridge
15:15 min
Spanish/English Subtitles

 

 

Feis

Directed by Ellen Mulvihill
California State University, Northridge
15:28 min
English

 

Kuanza

Directed by Ariel Ford
California State University, Northridge
18:27 min
English

 

Lluvia

Rain

Directed by Estibaliz Márquez
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
18:23 min
Spanish / English Subtitles

 

La Mariachi

The Mariachi Woman

Directed by Adán Ruiz
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
8:33 min
Spanish / English Subtitles

 

La Música del Tiro a Gol

Music to Shot a Goal

Directed by Carlos San Juan
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
14:34 min
Spanish / English Subtitles

 

Orgasmo

Orgasm

Directed by Laura Miranda
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
2:00 min
Spanish / English Subtitles
Warning: This film contains nudity and strong sexual content.

 

Peace by Piece

Directed by Stevi Ward
California State University Northridge
16:01 min
English

 

Ring Pop

Ring Pop

Directed by Juan Ordorica Fernández
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
6:29 min
Spanish / English Subtitles

 

Side Swiped

Directed by Natalie Meza
California State University, Northridge
15:03 min
English

 

Suicidrag

Suicidrag

Directed by Andrea Pérez Su y Arturo Campos Nieto Rangel
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
9:45 min
Spanish / English Subtitles

 

Torn

Directed by Lara Aslanian
California State University, Northridge
15:14 min
English