About FILA20

A decade ago, a group of teenagers could be found every day on the 20th row (fila in Spanish) of the Cuban Cinematheque. Those cinephiles have now become filmmakers themselves…

FILA20 is a Cuban-American collective based in New York City. Our films have been screened at hundreds of festivals all over the world, including Borscht, Flickers’ Rhode Island, Glasgow, Miami, New Orleans, Rooftop Films, Sundance, Third Horizon, Warsaw, etc., and on platforms like Amazon Video, Booooooom.TV, Omeleto, Short of the Week, and ShortsTV.

Our work also comprises projects for organizations like Galleria Continua, Louis Vuitton, the Museum of Modern Art, Surface Magazine, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Ana A. Alpizar  Ana is our go-to person when we have a writer's block. She dreams of creating a TV series with a lot of crying.  Her short  The Fisherman  won the Grand Jury Prize at Muestra Joven and was an official selection at Sundance, Miami, New Jersey, Rooftop Films, etc.  The Premiere  won the top prize at the China Women's Film Festival and was screened at a dozen other events.

Ana A. Alpizar

Ana is our go-to person when we have a writer's block. She dreams of creating a TV series with a lot of crying.

Her short The Fisherman won the Grand Jury Prize at Muestra Joven and was an official selection at Sundance, Miami, New Jersey, Rooftop Films, etc. The Premiere won the top prize at the China Women's Film Festival and was screened at a dozen other events.

Juan Pablo Daranas Molina  Juampa runs FILA20. His passions are science and nature and he dreams of incorporating that into his projects.  His filmography includes  Yunaisy , selected by 50+ festivals;  Ángela , an official selection at Glasgow, New Orleans, HBO New York Latino FF, etc.; and  Twilight , winner of the New Jersey FF, the Martinique International FF, and Muestra Joven. His credits also comprise work for organizations like  Galleria Continua ,  Louis Vuitton , the Museum of Modern Art, the  Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) , and  The Bronx Museum of the Arts .

Juan Pablo Daranas Molina

Juampa runs FILA20. His passions are science and nature and he dreams of incorporating that into his projects.

His filmography includes Yunaisy, selected by 50+ festivals; Ángela, an official selection at Glasgow, New Orleans, HBO New York Latino FF, etc.; and Twilight, winner of the New Jersey FF, the Martinique International FF, and Muestra Joven. His credits also comprise work for organizations like Galleria Continua, Louis Vuitton, the Museum of Modern Art, the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), and The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Alejandro Medina  Ale loves plants, rural myths, and reggaetón.  His multidisciplinary work includes everything from photography to video art and GIFs. His short  Alejandrito and the Bogeyman  was selected by the Warsaw International Film Festival.  Customer Service  had its world premiere on Short of the Week.

Alejandro Medina

Ale loves plants, rural myths, and reggaetón.

His multidisciplinary work includes everything from photography to video art and GIFs. His short Alejandrito and the Bogeyman was selected by the Warsaw International Film Festival. Customer Service had its world premiere on Short of the Week.

Reinel García Pérez  Fun fact: Reichi studied film and TV production at three different schools, and he even wrote a book on the subject!  His projects as producer have been sold to more than a hundred countries and screened at prestigious festivals like Cannes, Glasgow, Miami, New Jersey, Sundance, Sydney, etc.

Reinel García Pérez

Fun fact: Reichi studied film and TV production at three different schools, and he even wrote a book on the subject!

His projects as producer have been sold to more than a hundred countries and screened at prestigious festivals like Cannes, Glasgow, Miami, New Jersey, Sundance, Sydney, etc.