La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts

A unique festival that presents short plays and short films to celebrate and showcase the Latinx community, its artists, and its stories. Short films and short plays are seldom seen by the general public but even more rare is seeing Latinx artists in Houston's prominent theatre and film scene.

November 21 - 24, 2019 we will present new short films and bring local artists together to perform new short plays.

La Vida Es Cortos/Life Is Shorts Festival is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

Film Selections 2019

Films were selected following an open call for short films through Film Freeway. 


Inaugural Festival

The first annual La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts Festival took place on November 9, 2018.  The first festival of its kind, we presented six short films  from all over the world and five plays by local Latinx theatre. Furthermore, we reached a demographic that has long been missing from houston's theatre audiences.60% of our audiences had a latinx surname and 62% spoke Spanish as their primary language. 

2018 Selected Films


The Last Story


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