Latinx Shorts 2022

Latinx Shorts 2022

April 7, 12:00 AM – April 30, 11:59 PM

This is a virtual event. All shorts programs will be available between April 1-30, 2021 and all feature films will be available for ten days between April 8-18, 2021.

The search for identity and autonomy in six astonishing shorts, from Mayan deities to the burning of the Amazon, and much more. Curated by Sofia Wickerhauser.

This event is proud to be co-presented by: Boston Latino International Film Festival

How to breathe out of water

On the way back home from swimming practice, Janaina is violently stopped by the police. Later, safe back home, she faces her relationship with her father Julio, who is a policeman, with different eyes.

Directed by Victoria Negreiros, Júlia Fávero 17 m Portuguese Brazil Drama, Foreign


A queer dancer battling a chronic illness goes on a camping trip with their boyfriend and finds peace in the outdoors.

Directed by Joshua Hernandez 9 m English USA Drama


By looking into my nonbinary trans identity, I review my personal and film archives in order to understand the path that has led me to where I am. As a queer artist and through voice, body and image experimentations, I wonder about my films and my life: what is my place in this world?

Directed by Iván Reina Ortiz Spanish Colombia Documentary, Foreign

Chaac and Yum

Inspired by the sacred and ancient relationship between Chaac, the Mayan deity of Rain, and Yum, the Mayan deity of corn, this short erotic drama tells a story about two queer, Mayan-descended Two Spirits who meet at a queer San Francisco bar. Upon touching and dancing with one another they realize their connection is ancient. Starring performance artists Xav S-F and Daniel Arizmendi/Snowflake Calvert (Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Yaqui), this film examines the queer, de-colonial, ancestral rituals in our contemporary QTPOC love, dating, and kink practices.

Directed by Roberto Fatal, XAV S-F 11 m USA Drama

Victor's Body

A baby is born, but does not cry. A body screams and is not heard. Paints that run in a promised future do not reach a person with a disability. Victor makes himself the canvas in a universe of absent painters.

Directed by Victor Di Marco, Márcio Picoli 15 m Portuguese Brazil

August Sky

As the Amazon burns for the seventeenth day, a nurse in Sao Paulo finds herself drawn to a neo-Pentecostal church.

Directed by Jasmin Tenucci 17 m Portuguese Brazil Foreign, Thriller