OCTOBER 15 - 24TH, 2021

SHORT PROGRAM

FEMME FRONTERA

This curated showcase celebrates the unique queer voices on our Frontera and beyond.

Total Running Time – 102 minutes

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE FEMME FRONTERA FILMMAKER SHOWCASE.

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Grown Without Water

Director: Xochitl Rodriguez      

Year: 2019     

Country: USA  

Running Time: 10 Minutes

As the sun breaks over a purple mountain, a woman wakes from a dream in the middle of the West Texas desert.

We Did Not Fall From The Sky

Director: Tabs Breese and Georgia Oakley

Year: 2018     

Country: India   

Running Time: 29 Minutes

25 Words: Purushi, Pratiksha and Shalu are trans women struggling to find their place in comtemporary Indian society, often via the only means of making a living available to them: sex work and begging.

Sueños

Director: Jazmin Ontiveros Harvey  

Year: 2019   

Country: USA   

Running Time: 2 Minutes

25 words: A woman dreams of an earthquake moments before it hits, saving her life.

Filip

Director: Natalie Alvarez Mesen      

Year: 2015     

Country: Sweden   

Running Time: 11 Minutes

Seven-year old Filip admires his older brother Sebastian more than anyone. One evening, Filip sees something unexpected happen between Sebastian and his best friend and isn’t sure how to handle it.

Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico

Director: Ebony Bailey      

Year: 2019    

Country: Mexico  

Running Time: 20 Minutes

The Jamaica flower and Tamarind are iconic ingredients of Mexico, but their story comes from a place much further away.

YÁ’ÁT’ÉÉH ABINÍ (GOOD MORNING)

Director: Morningstar Angeline      

Year: 2019      

Country: USA   

Running Time: 12 Minutes

A Navajo woman struggles with the legacy left to her after her father passes away from an unknown virus in a post-apocalyptic world.

Josie

Director: Jackie Barragan     

Year: 2020      

Country: USA  

Running Time: 14 Minutes

“Josie” is a true account of a woman living on the US/Mexico border and her quest to find retribution while becoming an undefeated martial artist.

Te Dire

Director: Laura Bustillos      

Year: 2019      

Country: Mexico  

Running Time: 4 Minutes

A song dedicated to our culture, the ruins, and to nostalgia. Filmed in the old Cine Victoria where my mother used to watch films as a child.