Cecilia's Birthday (USA, 16min)

Directed by: Adonis Williams

Written by: Adonis Williams


Andhy Mendez, Denise Garcia, Edgar Jimz, Joey Lindicy, Natalie Toro, Rimayri Perez, Rosie Berrido, Samantha Lee Torres, Suzette Banzo

Teenage Cecilia's excitement about her birthday is crushed when her mother turns it into a party for her own friends and ignores all her daughters' requests for what she wants. The older brother captures all his sister's disappointments on his new camcorder. Seven years later, as an adult, Cecilia finds the tape of her party, revealing to us something her brother kept a secret and reflects on how it impacted on who she's become.