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Short Film Saturdays

Join us on Youtube live for Short Film Saturdays! Discover the Global South Diasporas’ hottest emerging filmmakers for live short film screenings followed by interactive Q&As with the directors. Why short films? Often celebrated and then shelved, shorts are a filmmaker’s purest, rawest form of artistic expression, and executed within the boundaries of smaller production budgets. Most short films don’t get seen beyond the festival circuit. We can’t think of a better way to open our minds to new stories, cultures & POVs! 

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Short Film Saturdays
Ft. ERICA ENG & Mario Rubén Carrión

Welcome back to Soleil Space's Short FIlm Saturdays! This week, we chat with Chinese American filmmaker, Erica Eng and Puerto Rican filmmaker, Mario Rubén Carrión

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Meet The Directors



Erica is a fifth-generation Chinese American director based out of Los Angeles. Her film ""Americanized"" screened at Atlanta Film Festival, Cleveland International, and Urbanworld among others. The film based on her experiences playing high school basketball premiered on Vimeo's Short of the Week and took home 18 awards including Palm Springs International

Mario Rubén Carrión

Mario Rubén Carrión

Born and raised in Puerto Rico and now living in Brooklyn, New York, Mario Rubén Carrión is a film director, editor & photographer. Since falling in love with street photography in his early 20's, Mario has been on a journey of capturing moments that has now brought him to filmmaking. Having worked in the New York City Latine cultural scene for the past decade


SFS Director Q&A: June 15th

𝗘𝗫𝗔𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗠𝗔𝗦𝗖𝗨𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗘𝗡𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗔𝗡 𝗔𝗟𝗟-𝗙𝗘𝗠𝗔𝗟𝗘 𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗪! Plus, do some parents envy their children's success rather than live vicariously?

Meet The Director

Leticia Akel Escarate

Leticia Akel Escarate

Chilean director and screenwriter based in NYC. In 2009, Leticia wrote and directed the short films THE COUCH and ESCARATE, winner of the National Talent Award at SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival. In 2010 her short film RULE NUMBER ONE received the Best Narrative Short Film Award at FEMCINE, along with the Best Actor Award and Jury Special Prize at the Ovalle Film Festival.

Previous Features

SFS Director Q&A : Dec 3rd

SFS Director Q&A : November 19th

SFS Director Q&A : November 12th

SFS Director Q&A : October 29th

SFS Director Q&A : October 15th

SFS Director Q&A : October 8th

SFS Director Q&A : September 17th

SFS Director Q&A : September 10th

SFS Director Q&A : August 27th

SFS Director Q&A : August 13th

SFS Director Q&A : July 30th

SFS Director Q&A : July 9th

SFS Director Q&A: June 25th

SFS Director Q&A: June 15th

SFS Director Q&A: June 9th

SFS Director Q&A : June 2nd

SFS Director Q&A : March 14th

SFS Director Q&A : May 7th

SFS Director Q&A : April 23rd

SFS Director Q&A : April 16th

SFS Director Q&A : April 9th

SFS Director Q&A : April 2nd

SFS Director Q&A : March 26th

SFS Director Q&A : March 19th

SFS Director Q&A : March 5th

SFS Director Q&A : Feb 19th

SFS Director Q&A : Feb 5th