2012 Emergencia Youth Film Program

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Saturday, April 28 1:00pm - FREE!


Emergencia Jury Special Presentation


Sofia Castellanos, Ulyses Castellanos
Cinema Du Cannes Project
5 min, Austin, TX, 2011

Through the eyes of a mime, the streets of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico are filled with many stages that purport scenes of violence, apathy and human suffering.




Sofia Castellanos
Cinema Du Cannes Project
15 min, Austin, TX, 2011

Struggling with being the only survivor of a fatal accident that left both his parents dead, Octavio must confront his inner demons while trying to maintain stability within his life.




Emergencia Youth Film Competition


Billy Lesko Cromwell - The Water Bottle
Amber Cordova
Mustang Cinema Club
3 min, San Antonio, TX, 2010

A wealthy water bottle experiences a life-changing downfall.




César Martínez
Say Sí
13 min, San Antonio, TX, 2011

A lost soul must find his way back to the heart of his loved one on the Day of the Dead.




Galder Sacanell
3 min, Spain, 2011

FriendShip is not as simple as it seems. Sometimes we gain or lose friends over the most trivial matters, but only the most skillful are able to keep them.


Futures for Granted
Miranda Whitus, Omar Hilario
Say Sí
9 min, San Antonio, TX, 2011

A short documentary about the repercussions of the school budget cuts implemented in the North East School District in San Antonio, TX.


How the Chipmunk Got Its Stripes
Tulalip Native Lens
Longhouse Media
3 min, Tulalip Reservation, WA, 2011

An animated story of how the Chipmunk got its stripes.


Le Petit Chef
The Small Chef
Sara Martin
7 min, Whittier, CA, 2011

A young boy wants to become a chef in Paris, France, but needs to gain the approval of his father to have his dream become a reality.


One Final Flower
Peter Rodriguez
Real to Reel, RAW Art Works
6 min, Lynn, MA, 2011

A narrative poem showing the experience and emotions of a child dealing with the loss of a loved one.


One Final Flower

Peace Be upon You
Mia Kozlovsky, Ricardo Castro, Marcos Kauffman, Bernard Kauffman
Say Sí
9 min, San Antonio, TX, 2011

A short documentary about the Muslim community in San Antonio, TX.


Piolas, Paúl
Adrián Macías
La Poderosa Media Project
8 min, Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador, 2011

A young boy searches for work to appease his alcoholic mother and discovers he possesses a profitable talent.


The Dreamer
Emileigh Potter
Say Sí
14 min, San Antonio, TX, 2011

A look at the struggles that Bennie Veliz, the poster child for the DREAM Act, has encountered to fulfill her dream.


Una educación
An Education
Candida Duran, Adriana Martinez
Spy Hop Productions
6 min, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011

A teenage girl chronicles the trials of moving to the United States from Mexico to study in an English school.




With Kindness & Respect: Teachings from the Blackfeet Nation
Dale Marceau, Charles Pree, Teance Bareleggings, Trevor Bareleggings
In Progress
17 min, St. Paul, MN, 2011

A docu-drama that demonstrates the pride Apache youth have in their culture, the love and care they have for others, and their commitment to become strong Apache leaders.

With Kindness & Respect