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San Diego Latino Film Festival

En Familia

88 mins

En Family

UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
March 16, 2014 1:00 pm


An array of captivating and imaginative short films that will thrill the entire family. These thoughtful films will transport you and your loved ones to diverse and fully-realized animated and live-action worlds full of unforgettable adventures.

In This Program

  1. Bitseller

    Juanma Sánchez Cervantes / Animated Shorts / Spain / 2013 / Family / 10 mins
    An old fashioned author must replace his antiquated typewriter with a modern laptop. What ensues is a battle between himself and a corrective “bit” inside the computer who tries to rectify the author’s constant errors.

  2. The Catch

    Alonso Alvarez Barreda / Narrative Shorts / USA / 2013 / Family / 11 mins
    A young boy makes a morally dubious choice during a church service that complicates his tenuous relationship with his father.

  3. Eideann

    Alvaro Granados / Animated Shorts / Spain / 2013 / Family / 5 mins
    A Scottish shepherd and a sheep from his flock become the accidental inventors of one of our favorite modern pastimes.

  4. El Regreso del Vampiro

    Christian Alain Vázquez Carrasco / Animated Shorts / Mexico / 2013 / Family / 6 mins
    A vampire awakens in the modern age after centuries of deep slumber in this animated short. He experiences an identity crisis as he finds himself in a hostile territory where he is no longer considered a threat. Through his attempts to find his place in the world, he finds an unexpected solution to reconcile and placate his inner turmoil.

  5. Flamingo

    Carl Zitelmann / Animated Shorts / Venezuela / 2013 / Family / 5 mins
    A surrealist animated adventure about a child who must embark on a dream-like journey to overcome emotional obstacles. Through his travels, he encounters an array of characters and challenges that inspire him to develop a sunnier outlook on life.

  6. Galus Galus

    Clarissa Duque / Animated Shorts / Venezuela / 2013 / Family / 11 mins
    A lonely drifter finds an egg and nurtures it until it hatches into a rooster. The two form an immediate bond and must navigate through various obstructions to stick together. A zany and vibrantly animated story about finding friendship in the unlikeliest of places.

  7. Lluvia en los Ojos

    Rita Basulto / Animated Shorts / Mexico / 2013 / Family / 8 mins
    Sofia reminisces about the circumstances that led to her fractured arm. As she delves deeper into the experience, she realizes that her wildly active imagination can be used as a tool to overcome the painful memory.

  8. Pedro Pan

    Andrea Puente / Narrative Shorts / USA / 2013 / Family / 15 mins
    Elena and Manuel are young siblings who flee Fidel Castro’s communist regime in Cuba as part of Operation Peter Pan. Once in the United States, they are separated by circumstances outside of their control and must fight against all odds to reunite with one another.

  9. Project K-9

    Francisco J. Cabrera, Alicia Esteban, Elsa Esteban, Juan A. Forero, Victoria González, Adrián Parra / Narrative Shorts / Spain / 2013 / Family / 5 mins
    A weapon of mass destruction--which takes its form as an adorable yellow dog-- escapes from a maximum security military lab. The military launches an effort to capture this canine before he wreaks havoc on humanity.

  10. Sr. Barrientos – Fuera de Juego

    Kike Florido / Animated Shorts / Spain / 2013 / Family / 5 mins
    Mr. Barrientos, an innkeeper and soccer enthusiast, receives an enigmatic visitor during the stormy night of a big match. The unexpected guest turns the tranquil inn into a site of continuous and calamitous chaos, prompting Mr. Barrientos to go to extreme lengths to restore order.

  11. Un Día en Familia

    Pedro “Zulu” González / Animated Shorts / Mexico / 2013 / Family / 7 mins
    A Sunday trip to the Bosque de Chapultepec fails to inspire happiness for the patriarch of a visiting family. However, a thoughtfully posed question forces him to find the source of his dejection and engenders the beginning of a more positive outlook on life.

Dates & Times

En Family

UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center
March 16, 2014 1:00 pm