NYICFF Kid Flicks: ¡Hola Cine!


The Main 3 Sat, Oct 15, 2022 1:00 PM
Film Info
Festival Programs:Cine Latino
Cine en Familia
Release Year:2022
Runtime:66 min
Print Source:New York International Children’s Film Festival
Tags:Family Friendly
Women Directors


¡Hola Cine! - Celebrate Latinx culture with short films for ages 9+

Presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival

Selections from the New York International Children’s Film Festival, whose annual program delivers the best Latinx stories from around the world celebrating the many Latinx cultures, histories, identities and languages.

Shorts in this lineup:

Alma y Paz

United States

Live Action, Cris Gris, 2021, 14 min.

In Spanish, with English subtitles

Sisters Alma and Paz have to consider parting with their childhood home. While the decision seems clearer for city-dwelling Paz, for younger Alma, their place in the Mexican countryside is full of memories hard to leave behind.



United States

Live Action, Jefferson Stein, 2021, 14 min.

In English, O'odham with English subtitles, Spanish

In southern Arizona, on the Tohono O’odham Nation, a young Indigenous girl meets a girl her age from across the border who has been separated from her dad.


I’m a Vampire


Live Action, Sofia Garza-Barba, 2020, 15 min.

In Spanish with English subtitles

In and amongst the confusion created by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, 8 year-old Jackie believes she is turning into a vampire.


My Name is Maluum

Brazil | North American Premiere

Animation, Luísa Copetti, 2021, 8 min.

In Portuguese, with English subtitles

Maalum comes from a home surrounded by love and Afro-centered references. When her classmates tease her about her name, Maluum discovers the lovely legacy of her name and ancestry.


Our Lady Lupe

United States | World Premiere

Live Action, Dominique Nieves, 2021, 15 min.

In English, In Spanish, with English subtitles

Chico’s luck might be a Lady Lupe in mechanic’s coveralls when he looks for a way to help out his mom, in this magical realist short about the power of family and the magic of Lotería.