At UNT Media Arts Building #184
1179 Union Circle
“1950: The Nationalist Uprising”- (Documentary Feature)-Puerto Rico, 2017-Jose Davila
Five Puerto Ricans who participated in the Nationalist Uprising of 1950 to free Puerto Rico from the United States of America, speaks about the history of this forgotten struggle and the consequences in their lives. (filmmaker will be in attendance)
“Vanished”- (Drama /Action Feature)- Peru, 2016- Dorian Fernández-Moris
Vanished tells the mysterious disappearances that are terrorizing the Peruvian jungle. In the middle of a trip, Milena (Virna Flores) also disappears while on a con dential investigation. Her boyfriend Giovanni (Ismael La Rosa) undertakes an intensive search in the heart of the Amazon, amid dangers, adventures and sinister revelations.
“Nunca Jures Por La Luna” (Romance Feature) Spain, 2016-Teo Tellez
Two lovers face the adversities of modern days in a story full of magic realism.
At Lyceum in the University Union
1155 Union Circle
“Paz, Amor, Y Musica the Alex Ruiz Story” -Texas (Documentary Feature)-Israel Marquez
Austin Texas based singer Alex Ruiz talks about his beginnings as a ditch digger to becoming the lead vocalist for Del Castillo, and Robert Rodriquez’s band Chingon. (Director and Alex Ruiz will be in attendance)
Tejano Shorts Showcase
“Missing Peace” Texas- Grey Acuna
When the Rodriguez family is left with uncertainty of their loved one, they must discover how to hold on to their faith. (Director and cast will be in Attendance)
“Good Persons” Texas- Daniel Garcia
Samantha pretends to be tough and street wise but in fact she has never had power over anybody. Without planning to, she terrifies a young undocumented man about her age, and in his eyes she sees and understands fear. After chasing him for a while she might discover a friend. (Director and cast will be in Attendance)
“Small Shoes” Texas- Cloud Corredor
Manuela falls into the abyss of depression after failing at motherhood. Through the memoirs of her grandma´s diary, she finds the strength to Let go and continue forward.
“Border Land” Texas- (Drama Feature)-Andrew Jara
Borderland tells the story of Sara, who finds herself in a world she never imagined. After murdering her abusive husband, she finds out about his double life of working for the Juarez Cartel. Now in debt for his murder, Sara will have to team up with an outsider to find some missing money before the night is over.
Las Tesoros De San Antonio A Westside Story- Texas (Doc Feature)- Robb S Garcia
Las Tesoros de San Antonio – “A Westside Story”, examines the personal toll and legacy of four South Texas singers of yesteryear. Rita “La Calandria” Vidaurri, Blanquita Rodriguez “Blanca Rosa”, Beatriz “La Paloma del Norte” Llamas, and Anita Janet Cortez “La Perla Tapatia. (Director and cast will be in Attendance)
At UNT Senate Room
1155 Union Circle
Narrative Shorts Showcase
“Divine Justice” Honduras, 2016- Alejo Irias
A homicide detective from the Honduras Police Department with a strong sense of justice and the law, closes a case in which the delinquent dies before even being arrested. That same night he easily solves another case in a poor part of town: a woman confesses of killing her husband without remorse. But when he hears the circumstances of the crime, the detective doubts of his own concept of justice and his work ethics.
“Pulga (Flea)” Honduras, 2017-Alejo Irias
Set in the 1969 war between El Salvador and Honduras –better known as “The Soccer War”– an Honduran foot soldier finds a lonely survivor in a raided border town during a recon mission. Moved by mercy, the soldier takes him in and looks after him. Soon enough, the survivor’s presence draws empathy from the Honduran soldier and even from the enemy, who forget about war for an instant as soon as they see him.
“Janaxapacha” Brazil, 2016-Dimitre Lucho
Janaxpacha, a curto narrates through dance the story of Inti, a tormented viajante who ventures into the desert to find its guardian Thunupa. During his journey Thunupa challenges Inti by transforming him in a new man. Devoid of memory, Inti has to rescue his identity, An invitation to wander through the universe of Dali and Magritte, in a reflection about recognition within human relationships, as well as the origin and destiny of humans in search of evolution.
“Chispita” Mexico, 2017-Mario Garza
After immigrating to the US from Tijuana when she was only 15 years old, Alma is now facing an identity crisis. Lost in limbo, she decides to visit her family, with the hope of finding herself again.
“Carol” United States, 2017- Rogelio Almeida
Peter (Ben Richardson), a young man with moderate to severe autism that has been searching the country for his mom, and Jose (Joe Cardenas) an illegal alien taking care of his family become an unlikely duo when an act of kindness turns into a mission to reunite Peter with his lost mother Carol.
“Los Dos” Uruguay, 2016-Emiliano Umpierrez
Ana, Cecilia and their bunch of friends go out at night. An unexpected person shows up and makes them question their trust to each other.
“Pezcal” Switzerland/Cuba, 2016-Pablo Briones
Taking care of pigeons, going fishing, being friends… A day in the life of Leonel and Antuán, two young boys living in the Cuban countryside.
“That’s My Boy” United States, 2016-Rudy Cervantez
A baby is fed his favorite dish.
“Medico De Monstro” Brazil ,2017- Gustavo Teixeria
Dudu has already chosen his future profession, now will have to face his fears to become a doctor of monsters.
Young Filmmakers Shorts Showcase
“White Lies” United States, 2017- Mario Villavicencio
An interconnected story of several immigrants working in the United States and the white lies they tell their loved ones.
“Fuera De Serie” Mexico, 2017- Cristo Fernandez
Mexico City, 1940. Despite peoples´ disbelief in him, and rejection, having been called “Crazy”, Guillermo (a young mexican scientist), creates a new, revolutionary electromagnetic transmision system for television in the basement of his house.
“Sonadora” United States, 2016- Maria Altamirano
A hardworking high school senior faces circumstances beyond her control that may hinder her path to college.
“(Latin)American Dream” United States, 2017-Pedro Peria
Gladys and her family try to balance the Latin world with the American one.
“Jacqui” United States, 2017- Sarah Taborga
After suffering an attack, an immigration rights activist is tasked with keeping herself safe.
“Kaleidoscope Days” United States, 2017- Jasnick Moreno
Dolores, a recently divorced mother, forces her two resentful teenagers on a road trip in a desperate attempt to escape the choices she’s made in the past year and bond with her kids after the recent death of their father.
Documentary Shorts Showcase
“Artemio” Mexico, 2017-Sandra Luz Lopez Barroso
Artemio was born in U.S.A. Now he lives in a small town in Guerrero with his mother and his new family. Despite his roots are in Mexico, he still doesn’t feel like a part of it. Together, they will show us a reality where the distance from those they left behind will come to life in every phone call.
“Brasiguaios” Brazil, 2017- Marcos Estrada
The life story and identity of this group of Brasiguaios is marked by the pursuit of land for agricultural production in Brazil or Paraguay. Those individuals who call themselves and / or are called as Brasiguaios, emigrated to Paraguay decades ago, and returned to Brazil, share socio-cultural ties spanning both countries.
“Contigo” United States, 2016-Dan Boord
Contigo is a waltz with family and tradition, close to the South Texas border. While the Alamo has been designated, by the United Nations, as a World Heritage site, equally noteworthy is the cultural heritage in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Contigo is a Sunday afternoon in San Antonio and a weekend at a conjunto music festival in San Benito. The project is based on a song written by one of the pioneers of conjunto music, Don Santiago Jiménez. It is performed in this video by his son, Santiago Jiménez Jr
“Ninas De Uchituu” Colombia, 2016- Helena Salguero Velez
Sonia and Yelitza are two indigenous girls that grow under the influence of a foreign world that threatens the permanence of their ancestral wayuu traditions.
“Histoires Maternelles” Switzerland/Brazil, 2015-Anok Dominguez Degen
“Maternal histories” is an inward journey based on the author’s family film archive. The film explores intimacy, words and silence, to inspect the arious shades of so-called ‘maternal instinct’. The author questions the implicit inheritance which passes down from generation to generation and the conflicting desires that haunt her as a woman and a mother.
At UNT on the Square
109 N Elm St
Master Class (Script Writing) in Spanish
With Edui Tijerina Chapa (Cantinflas, Juan Apostol: El Mas Amado, Selena Vive, etc)
“Corazon Latino Award Achievement Award”
Jesse Borrego (Fame, Blood In Blood Out, Fear of the Walking Dead, La Misson)
Panel Discussion (The Latino Image in Hollywood)
Danny De La Paz (Miracle Mile, American Me, Barbarosa, Boulevard Nights)
Billy Blair (Machete Kills, Sin City, Jonah Hex, Queen of the South, Dead Awake)
UNT Professor (TBA)
Guest #4 (TBA)