2023 Festival Films

We are so excited to list our prize-winning filmmakers, and hope that they continue to create exciting new films in the near future!

Best Film: Broken Wings. Maria Laura Marin, Daniel Stearns
Best Documentary: Roman Diaz: Como El Aqua. Onel Mulet
Best Animated Film: Dulce. Aleyda Ortiz
Best Cinematography: Belonging. Lucia Ortega Toledo, Daniel Califf-Glick

2022 Festival Films

We are so excited to list our prize-winning filmmakers, and hope that they continue to create exciting new films in the near future!

Best Film:   Vergi Rodriguez and  Diana Zollicoffer.  “Dreamer”
Audience Choice:  Domenicca Isabella Botero.  “Silver Waters”
Best Animated Film:  Clara Siliezar. “Cying En La Lavanderia”
Best Documentary:  Kimberly Hernandez.  “Water, Land, Air, Fire”
Best Cinematography:  Gabriel Duran “Helado: Ice Cream”
Best Editing:  Aaron Garcia. “The Sounds At Night”

Here is the full list of participating films in 2022.

Girl with the Blue Bow

Directed by: Camila Arriola Pomasoncco
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QfVIUcnMemxZBRmacADhOIi6kpmos5n7/view?usp=sharing
United States, English
Duration: 5 minutes
Student Project, First Time Filmmaker


 

Its Not A Big Deal

Directed by: Gisselle Loera

United States, English, Spanish
Duration: 13 minutes
Student Project, First Time Filmmaker


 

Dear Yeda

Directed by: Renata “Renny” Pereira

United States, English, Portuguese
Duration: 3 minutes
Student Project, First Time Filmmaker


 

‘Manitas

Directed by: Elvia Susana Rubalcava

United States, English
Duration: 12 minutes
First Time Filmmaker


 

Funnyx

Directed by: Andrea Pascasio

United States, English, Spanish
Duration: 7 minutes


 

Water, Land, Air, Fire

Directed by: Kimberly Jasmine Hernandez
https://youtu.be/P6KhbxYA7kY
Mexico, English, Other, Spanish
Duration: 4 minutes
Student ProjectYes


 

These Aren’t People

Directed by: Ben Rosales
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CShVA_ppGXo
United States, Spanish
Duration: 7 minutes
Student Project


 

What We Just Don’t Tell Our Girls

Directed by: Monica Crystal Ocegueda
https://www.monicaocegueda.com/
United States, English, Spanish
Duration: 4 minutes


 

Our Stories Ep.2

Directed by: Emmanuel Hernandez
https://vimeo.com/603271500
United States, English
Duration: 2 minutes


 

La Cena

Directed by: Jaime Tejada

United States,
Duration: 10 minutes
Student Project


 

Canicas

Directed by: Maria Paula Guerrero, Nicole Mata, EJ McCabe
https://edwardmccabejr.wixsite.com/canicas
United States, English, Spanish
Duration: 4 minutes
Student Project, First Time Filmmaker


 

Dreamer

Directed by: Vergi Rodriguez, Diana Zollicoffer
https://www.facebook.com/dreamershort/?modal=admin_todo_tour
United States, English
Duration: 8 minutes
First Time Filmmaker


 

The Story of Cuba: A Short Film

Directed by: Eyal Gamili Holtzeker
http://www.AbstractZen.com
United States,
Duration: 2 minutes
First Time Filmmaker


 

Sprayin’ Series – EP.01 Mustart

Directed by: Edwin Taveras

United States, English
Duration: 7 minutes


 

Luftber

Directed by: David Cruz
http://www.avmediafilms.com
Colombia,
Duration: 4 minutes


 

The Sounds At Night

Directed by: Aaron Garcia
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0305080/?ref_=wl_drctr_0
United States, English
Duration: 14 minutes


 

Do Not Disturb

Directed by: Mackenzie Rosario
https://mackenziemariemedia.wixsite.com/mystudentportfolio
United States, English
Duration: 4 minutes
Student Project, First Time Filmmaker


 

Silver Waters

Directed by: Domenicca Isabella Botero

United States, English, Spanish
Duration: 13 minutes
Student Project, First Time Filmmaker


 

Kalosýni

Directed by: Gabriel Duran

United States,
Duration: 7 minutes
Student Project, First Time Filmmaker


 

The Stakeout

Directed by: Federico Castelluccio
https://www.outhouseproductionfilms.com/
United States, English
Duration: 6 minutes


 

Oaxacali

Directed by: Karen Y Hernandez

United States, English, Spanish
Duration: 2 minutes
Student Project, First Time Filmmaker


 

On the Stone

Directed by: John Ortiz-Vargas

Costa Rica, English, Spanish
Duration: 11 minutes
Student Project, First Time Filmmaker


 

Helado (Ice Cream)

Directed by: Gabriel Duran

United States, Spanish
Duration: 12 minutes
Student Project


October 14, and 15, 2023, “El Encuentro” was featured at the beautiful new Richard and Nancy Donahue Theatre at Middlesex Community College, 240 Central St, downtown Lowell, MA