Heed the call for adventure and join us for our Para La Familia Showcase, featuring three exciting, motivational, and unforgettable films that submerge you in cinematic worlds where no dream is too big and no challenge is unsurpassable. Suitable for festival attendees of all ages!

Presented by Wells Fargo.


Anida y el circo flotante

Dir. Liliana Esther Romero
(Argentina, 75 min., 2016, Spanish, Animation / Adventure)

3/19 / 12:15/ S1
3/25 / 12:15 / S1

Anida lives with a floating traveling circus and possesses a magnificent power: she can peer into an individual’s future by reading their palm. However, Anida also suffers a great curse: she cannot remember her past. Even though Madame Justine, the domineering circus manager, does not allow anyone to venture beyond the perimeter of the circus grounds, Anida’s desire for freedom encourages her to forge her own path in life and discover a secret that will change everything. Para la Familia Showcase.


Drum Dream Girl

Dir. Dreamscape Media
(USA, 6 min., 2016, English, Animated)

Will precede the 3/18 / 12:15 / S1 screening of TESOROS

Rafael López brings Margarita Engle’s inspirational book DRUM DREAM GIRL to life in this moving animated short about a young girl following her dreams to become a drummer. Para la Familia Showcase.


Juego De Heroes

Dirs, Camilo Abadia, Pedro Alvarez Tostado                                            
(Mexico, 81 min., 2016, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Sports)

3/24 / 6:05 / S10

In this inspirational film starring Sebastián Zurita, a soccer star is reunited with his childhood friend after suffering an injury. The two begin a special journey toward recovery bound by their love of soccer. Para La Familia Showcase.


Maybe Something Beautiful

Dir. Dreamscape Media
(USA, 8 min., 2016, English, Animated)

Will precede the 3/25 / 12:15 / S1 screening of ANIDA Y EL CIRCO FLOTANTE

What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation—and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Written by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, illustrations by Rafael López. Para La Familia Showcase.


Pasos de héroe

Dir. Henry E. Rincón
(Colombia, 92 min, Spanish w/ English Subtitles, Drama)

3/17 / 7:15 / S3
3/26 / 11:45AM / S3

Eduardo, a 10-year old amputee from Colombia, must overcome several challenges– including his physical impairment and the oppressive patriarch he lives with– in order to achieve his dream of playing in a soccer championship.  Para la Familia Showcase.



Dir. María Novaro
(Mexico, 95 min., Spanish w/ English subtitles, Adventure / Family)

3/18 / 12:15 / S1
3/22 / 7:00 / S9
3/25 / 11:15AM / S10

María Novaro, one of Mexico’s most accomplished directors, directs this enchanting adventure film about a group of friends who embark on a treasure hunt, and, in the process, experience the adventure of a lifetime. Para La Familia Showcase.  


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For screening links and interview inquiries, contact for the Media Arts Center San Diego:
Laura Castañeda / Press Pass International /  PresspassLC@gmail.com /  619-855-4140