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2020 Official Selection: Shorts

World Premiere

SHORT | United States | 14 MINUTES | English, Spanish | English subtitles


During the fragile chapter when a girl faces womanhood, Naya (Crystal De La Cruz) explores her independence on homecoming night away from her watchful family.

Playing in: New York, New York 2020


Directed by Ria Tobaccowala

Originally from Chicago, Ria Tobaccowala is a writer and director based in New York. She is a graduate film student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Ria was awarded a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation for User Zero, her upcoming project on mental health and technology.

Ria Tobaccowala
Ria Tobaccowala
Crystal De La Cruz, Reynaldo Piniella, Selenis Leyva, Juan Arturo, Awilda Santana