Two CSULB Students KCET Fine Cut Finalists
CSULB Animation and Documentary Films Selected as Finalists for KCET Student Film Competition Fine Cut
Two of our students in the College of the Arts, one from the Film & Electronic Arts Department Creative Non-Fiction Program and one from the School of Art Animation Program are finalists in the 24th annual KCET Fine Cut Festival of Films: Nido de mi Vida (Nest of My Life) by Ivy Gonzalez and My Mothers' Daughter by Samantha E. Iniguez. This showcase and celebration of Southern California’s young filmmakers features a series of six, one-hour blocks on KCET that broadcast collections of short films from the student filmmakers this fall.
My Mother’s Daughter, by Samantha Iniguez, is a documentary that observes as a daughter confronts unspoken love between generations of women in her family and unmasks the magic and resilience of motherhood.
Nido de mi Vida (Nest of My Life), by Ivy Gonzalez, is an animated short that affords its audiences a glimpse into the Sunday morning routine of a single mother and her son in their humble but complete home.
This year’s finalists were narrowed down from over 350 short films submissions from more than 40 SoCal schools, including CSULB, the University of Southern California, Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, the American Film Institute and the California Institute of the Arts.
Nido de mi Vida (Nest of My Life) screens during the Friday, October 6 episode of Fine Cut on KCET and My Mother’s Daughter screens as part of the Friday, October 13 episode.