“Short & Strong” is a film competition for youth about the immigrants in their lives “Cortos Y Fuertes”


What is Cortos Y Fuertes/Short and Strong?

We want young people to tell their stories about immigration, how it has affected communities and lives, highlighting immigrant families, pride, hard work and dreams.

This short student film contest is for everyone – we have all age categories and want you be creative and resourceful, even filming on a smartphone.

This is an opportunity to not only have your voice heard and your work highlighted, but also have a chance at some amazing prizes.

Cortos Y Fuertes/Short and Strong is a student film contest sponsored by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and UNITE HERE.

Submissions are due by September 20th.

Submissions will be judged by a distinguished panel of entertainment industry professionals and labor and civil rights activists. Our judges include Rosario Dawson, Demain Bichir, Danny Trejo, Hilda Solis, Dolores Huerta, Esai Morales, Van Jones, Antonio Villaraigosa and others…




I am happy to share this on my blog to honor all the children of immigrants who live in the USA who want a path to citizenship so they can follow their vocation to become sisters, priests, brothers, and to make a positive contribution to society and culture. May you tell inspiring stories that will enlighten all of us!




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