Sonora’s short film receives three awards at international film festival
The short film “Somos PequeÃ±as” is by sonora filmmaker Fernanda Galindo.
A short film from Sonora won three major awards at an international film festival in southern Mexico last week.
“Somos PequeÃ±as” won the awards for Best Fictional Short Film, Best Director and Best Actress at the Playa del Carmen International Queer Film Festival.
The 15-minute film centers on two women from the indigenous Comcaac nation on the Sea of ââCortez in Punta Chueca, Sonora. It focuses on issues of gender-based violence and the cultural significance of song in the community.
“I am really happy and really honored to be recognized. Because this is not a small festival,” said director Fernanda Galindo. “It’s a boost. I think a prize is a boost, it’s the energy that keeps you on your way.”
She added that she hopes the attention helps her bring the film to places closer to her home in Sonora and Arizona.
The film festival is in its eighth year and focuses on stories about the LGBTQ community. This year it included more than 80 films from 30 countries.
“Somos PequeÃ±as” director Fernanda Galindo poses with an award at the Playa del Carmen International Queer Film Festival on November 18, 2021. The film won Best Director, Best Actress and Best Short Film from fiction.