ABOUT FILA20

A decade ago, a group of teenagers could be found every day on the twentieth row (fila in Spanish) of the Cuban Cinematheque. With time, those cinephiles became filmmakers themselves and now, based in the United States, they approach their own projects with the same level of passion and commitment.

FILA20 is a Cuban-American production group whose films have been screened in more than a hundred countries, and at major films events like Glasgow, Miami, New Jersey, New Orleans, Rhode Island, Rooftop Films, Short of the Week, Sundance, Sydney, Trinidad+Tobago, Warsaw, etc.

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

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

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.

  Juan Pablo Daranas Molina  is based in New York City. His filmography includes   Yunaisy  , selected by more than fifty festivals, and   Twilight  , winner of the New Jersey Film Festival, the Martinique International Film Festival, 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 .  Juampa's passion is physics and nature. His dream is incorporating science into his projects in weird ways.

Juan Pablo Daranas Molina is based in New York City. His filmography includes Yunaisy, selected by more than fifty festivals, and Twilight, winner of the New Jersey Film Festival, the Martinique International Film Festival, 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.

Juampa's passion is physics and nature. His dream is incorporating science into his projects in weird ways.

  Reinel García Pérez  splits his time between La Habana and Rio de Janeiro. 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.  Fun fact: Reichi studied film and TV production at three different schools, and he even wrote a book on the subject!

Reinel García Pérez splits his time between La Habana and Rio de Janeiro. 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.

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

  Alex Medina  is based in Los Angeles. His multidisciplinary work includes everything from photography to video art and GIFs. His short   Alejandrito and the Bogeyman   was selected by the prestigious Warsaw International Film Festival.   Customer Service   had its world debut on Short of the Week, the premier destination for short films online.  Alex is fila20's only implant - we couldn't resist his charm.

Alex Medina is based in Los Angeles. His multidisciplinary work includes everything from photography to video art and GIFs. His short Alejandrito and the Bogeyman was selected by the prestigious Warsaw International Film Festival. Customer Service had its world debut on Short of the Week, the premier destination for short films online.

Alex is fila20's only implant - we couldn't resist his charm.