One of the best sections of the Cine Las Americas Film Festival program is Emergencia, the film competition devoted to filmmakers 19 years of age or younger. The films and videos presented in this section are always unpredictable, urgent, and often successful in addressing important issues while maintaining dynamism and freshness in their approach.

Thursday April 23, 4 to 6 PM
Mexican American Cultural Center, MACC (Map)

This year, Cine Las Americas reviewed over 40 international entries for Emergencia. The jury was comprised of students from LBJ High School in North East Austin, who reviewed all entries and decided on which films to program in the showcase, and will also decide who the winners of the competition are.


2009 Emergencia Youth Film Festival Program:

Caminando con ojos cerrados   
Walking With Eyes Closed

Román Romera, David Salguero
In Progress   
5 min, USA, 2008   

Doll Call
Sanabel Almomani, Yesenia Deleon, Christopher González
4 min, USA, 2008

Dr. Phil or Dr. Do-Little?
Adam Williams, Cuyler Wing, Devin Soto, Hayden Bell, Phillip Turner, Ryan Green, Tomas Segura, Tyler Mann
Mobile Film School
11 min, USA, 2007   

Alberto Chesley
8 min, USA, 2008   

I Am Migration
Ashton Caddell, Amrik Ahuja, Ben Bethea, Bryan Baker, Cody Wyatt, Devante Coe, Emily Magallanez, Marcus Enriquez, Shayla Green, Thomas Caffall, Wyatt White
Mobile Film School
13 min, USA, 2008   

In a Place Like This
Sakeenah  Aleem, Robert  Barnes, Jessica  Bonner, Jennifer  Brown, Dominique  Collier, Kayla  Gillaspy, Elizabeth 'Janie'  Richards
Mobile Film School
14 min, USA,    2007   

Journeys Through the Red, White and Blue: Brian's Journey
Andrea Williams
12 min, USA, 2008


Jurors: Robert Burnside, Chris Matthews, A.J. Stewart, Marty Villanueva, Anita White
Jason Torres:  EMERGENCIA Program Coordinator

Special thanks to Michael Quist at the Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area