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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. Additionally the festival will have ONE day dedicated to showcasing plays and films for young audiences.

The 3rd annual La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts Festival will take place November 26 - 28, 2021.

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2019 Play Selections

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.

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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La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts
La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts

"El Problema Que Se Plantea Es Que..." by Antonin Artaud. Performed by Gremio de Actores. Photo by Pin Lim. Lighting Design by Matt Hall

La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts
La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts

"The History of Mexicans in 10 Minutes" by Alvaro Saar Rios. Performed by TEATRX. Photo by Pin Lim. Lighting Design by Matt Hall.

La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts
La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts

"La Vida Es Corta" by Alejandro X Martinez. Performed by Chillakill Entertainment. Photo by Pin Lim. Lighting Design by Matt Hall.

La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts
La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts

"El Problema Que Se Plantea Es Que..." by Antonin Artaud. Performed by Gremio de Actores. Photo by Pin Lim. Lighting Design by Matt Hall

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