Young Filmmakers



Sara Eustaquio


Cristi has just moved to an unknown country, far away from family and friends. At first, she is happy for the challenge. But soon she begins to question her place in this new world that seems to be a lost town, made of absences, distances, silence and indifference. '4242' is the story of a young female immigrant, a story of a teenager's anguish who is trying to redefine her identity after being forced to leave home.       

Bio: Sara Eustáquio, born in September 1999, is a Portuguese young filmmaker aspirant, who is finishing the high school (in arts), in Torres Vedras, a suburban city of Lisbon.

Passionate about photography and movies since the childhood, she shot at 14 her first short film, 'Elizabeth' (about teenage bullying), with a small digital camera. In November, Sara was awarded with a medal of merit by the mayor of her hometown for her remarkable personal achievements in filmmaking. In January 2017, Sara was awarded with another prize of merit by the board of her school for her remarkable personal achievements in filmmaking and inspirational path for Portuguese students. Currently, Sara is preparing her new short film, 'Neverland'. In Fall 2017, she will move to Los Angeles to start her college studies in filmmaking.




Runtime: 1:39

Isabel Chavez

A woman uses an unlikely method for an unconventional activity.

Bio: Isabel Chavez is a senior at Greenhill School in Dallas, Texas, who has been making films for two years, and loves true crime podcasts.



Runtime: 8:30

Joe Klinedinst

The shy and awkward high school student, Timmy Fox, discovers he has a unique gift after borrowing his teacheräó»s headphones. Timmy attempts to use his new skills to win over the affection of classmate Becky Lewis.




Runtime: 7:40

Radheya Jegatheva

Alone in space, an astronaut drifts through the empty void. After finding another astronaut in the same predicament, she gives him a polaroid image of the Earth. They then team up to go on an epic journey across the universe to return to their planet. Will these star-crossed lovers find home?

Bio: Radheya Jegatheva is a young Perth based Australian filmmaker who was born in Johor, Malaysia in 1999 to parents of South Korean and Malaysian ancestry. He completed Year 12 at Perth Modern School in Western Australia in 2016 and has just commenced his first year at Curtin University. Radheya's skill set cuts across a number of creative areas and he has won prizes for his creations in the fields of writing, poetry, art and film making, among others.


Mission Road

Runtime: 8:54

Ioannes Palomaria

A homeless veteran is always faithful to his cause and gets another chance to save a life.

Bio: Ioannes Palomaria is a 15-year-old award-winning actor and independent filmmaker. He attends ICL Academy in Los Angeles, which is the only high school in the country operating out of a working film studio. He has made numerous short films, several of which have won awards and even had one of his films play at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. His favorite film is Midnight Cowboy, and he hopes to eventually tackle a feature film based on homeless teenagers that would be something like a teenage version of that movie. He loves dark, controversial subject matter, especially if he can shine sympathetic light onto it. He wants to bring a voice to those who don’t appear to have one. And he loves video games.


New Beginnings (Short Film)

Runtime: 10:54

Joey Patrone

A young teenager learns to let go of the past, and copes with the fact that her best friend is leaving



Runtime: 1:26

Mahdi Mousavi Azad
Islamic Republic of Iran

One tree makes millions of matches, but when the time comes, only one match would be enough to burn millions of trees. Time is more powerful than you.

Bio: Making several short films
Writing several screenplays, short and long
Promotional film
Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Cinematographer