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STUDENT FILMMAKER SHORTS
November 19 · 1:00 pm$15.00
Saturday, November 19 at 1:00pm
The next generation of filmmakers is in the spotlight as new directors from across the globe lead this diverse and dynamic set of shorts.
Length of Program: 90 minutes
Directed by Guillermo Casarin. 24 minutes.
Through compelling interviews – such as Academy Award-winning director Guillermo Del Toro (pictured here), and Melissa Fumero from the Golden Globe-winning show Brooklyn Nine-Nine – this film from USC’s Guillermo Casarin reveals the challenges Latinx filmmakers face while trying to succeed in the entertainment industry.
Directed by Zahida Pirani. 15 minutes.
Nelly supports her elderly father as a street vendor from dawn to dusk. She has learned not to trust anyone until one day she is forced to take a leap of faith. Directed by Zahida Pirani, who is currently pursuing an MFA in Film Directing at UCLA.
LAIKA AND NEMO
Directed by Jan Gadermann. 15 minutes.
Nemo looks different. Nobody else wears a diving suit and such a huge helmet. But then he meets Laika, an astronaut. From German director Jan Gadermann of the University of Babelsburg.
Directed by Nicole Emiliana Mendez. 13 minutes.
Key West native Nicole Emiliana Mendez directs this personal piece conveying the complexity of living with trauma. Mendez is an MFA student at San Diego State University.
REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING
Directed by Kevin Ung. 6 minutes.
A man who is down on his luck finds a second shot at life when he buys himself a magical refrigerator. Director Kevin Ung is an MFA candidate at the University of Southern California.
OUT OF ORDER
Directed by Mason James Gillard. 5 minutes.
A starving survivor in an apocalyptic wasteland struggles to stay alive and must gather enough currency to use a vending machine. Directed by Mason James Gillard of Georgia’s Clayton State University.
Directed by Robin Wang. 14 minutes.
Tired of getting pushed and punished by his own parents, Wei-Lai, an 11-year-old Chinese American boy, decides to show up at his best friend’s family and offer himself up for their adoption. Directed by Robin Wang of the University of Southern California.