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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.  In its third year, the festival will evolve by including dance theatre performances and short dance films to create a Latinx multidisciplinary experience never seen before. 

The 4th annual La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts Festival will take place on December 2 - 4, 2022.

Film Submissions are now open!

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The Sponsors

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

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Become a Festival Sponsor!

La Vida Es Cortos 2021

The Plays

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Adrienne Dawes - "The Future is F******"

Ángela Estela - "Breaking the Binary" 

Josie Nericcio - "Carlotta Learns to Whistle"

Rebecca Dominguez - "Don't Quit"

Following a nationwide search TEATRX chose 4 plays to be produced at LVEC 2021!
Congratulations to the 4 playwrights!

The Films

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Aster has two goals: hike the Appalachian Trail and eat. These seem like possible goals until you realize Aster has never been camping before and has struggled for years with an eating disorder.

2019 Play Selections

"The Lady of Suyapa" Performed by Pilot Dance Project, Choeographed by Adam Castaneda, Lighting Design by Matt Hall

Photos by Melissa Taylor

2019 Film Selections

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WINNER

LVEC Audience

Favorite 

An American woman flies to a small town in Mexico to visit her estranged auntie. She is a traveling saleswoman. What she sells shocks the culture and vibrates the town, but it also brings women together. Written and directed by Priscilla Alvarez.