Tryouts

  • Director: Susana Casares
  • Screenplay: Susana Casares
  • Producer: Susana Casares
  • Cinematography: Monika Lenczewska
  • Edition: Susana Casares, Fernando Franco, Julio Ramos
  • Sound: Estuardo Gálvez, Brandon Jones
  • Art direction: Montse Sanz
  • Music: Robert Lydecker
  • Cast: Kimya Marefat, Marissa Clifford, Johanna Tru jillo, Joey Naber, Azzie Amani
  • Runtime: 14 min.
  • Format: HD
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Country: Spain, USA
  • Year: 2013
  • EN: Being a teenager isn't easy, especially for Nayla, a Muslim-American girl who wants to join her new high school's cheerleading squad.
  • ES: Ser adolescente no es fácil, especialmente para Nayla, una chica americana musulmana que quiere entrar en el equipo de animadoras de su nuevo instituto.
  • CAT: Ser adolescent no és fàcil, especialment per Nayla, una noia americana musulmana que vol entrar a l'equip d'animadores del seu nou institut.

Screening History

FestivalCountryAward
2013Palm Springs International ShortFestUnited StatesSpecial Mention
2013College Television Awards - Academy of Television Arts and SciencesUnited StatesBest Drama
2013Evolution Film FestivalSpainBest Student Short
2013Recent Cinema From Spain - New Filmmakers from SpainUnited StatesBest short film
2013Beijing Film Academy International Film FestivalChinaBest short film
2014Festival de Málaga. Cine en EspañolSpainBiznaga de plata - Best short film
2014SKEPTO International Short Film FestivalItalyBest short film
2014Concurso de Cortometrajes de Boadilla del MonteSpain2nd Award
2014Reggio Film Festival - International Short Film ContestItalyBest short film
2014Festival de Cine de PamplonaSpainEducactif Award
2013Festival de Cortometrajes "Cortada" de Vitoria-GasteizSpainJury Special Award
2014IKUSKA - Muestra de Cortometraje de PasaiaSpainBest actress
2014Festival Audiovisual y Mujer - VisualízaMeSpainHuman Rights Award
2013Festival Internacional de Cine de GijónSpain
2014Belgrade Documentary and Short Film FestivalSerbia
2013NYFF - New York Film Festival - Lincoln CenterUnited States
2013Mostra de Curtas "Vila de Noia"Spain
2014IndieLisboa - International Independent Film FestivalPortugal
2014KUKI - International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth BerlinGermany
2013Festival Européen du Film Court de BrestFrance
2014Cleveland International Film FestivalUnited States
2014CINEQUEST Film FestivalUnited States
2014Cortogenia - Temporada de estrenos de cortometrajesSpain
2013FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)United States
2014MECAL Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de BarcelonaSpain
2014Filmfest Dresden - International Short Film FestivalGermany
2014Cortos en FemeninoSpain
2013ZINEXÍN - Certamen de Cortometrajes y Videocreación de la RodaSpain
2014FICT - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de TorrelavegaSpain
2014MIFF - Milano Film FestivalItaly
2014Edinburgh International Film FestivalUnited Kingdom
2014"Travelling" Rennes Film Festival in RennesFrance
2014Bermuda International Film FestivalBermuda
2014International WAMMFest - Women and Minorities in MediaUnited States
2014European Film Festival of LilleFrance
2014Dallas International Film FestivalUnited States
2014Newport Beach Film FestivalUnited States
2014Festival de Cine de Sant Joan Alacant - Concurso Nacional de CortometrajesSpain
2014SALENTO Finibus TerraeItaly
2014Athens International Film & Video FestivalUnited States
2014Reel Shorts Film FestivalCanada
2014ISLANTILLA CinefórumSpain
2014CINESPAÑA Festival du Film Espagnol de ToulouseFrance
2014Festival de Cine de PonferradaSpain
2014Interfilm Berlin - Int. Short Film Festival BerlinGermany
2014KFF - Kaohsiung Film FestivalTaiwan
2014Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de ElcheSpain
2014Tirana International Film FestivalAlbania
2014Oxford Film FestivalUnited States
2014Muesta de Cine Realizado por Mujeres en BoltañaSpain
2014FASCURT - Festival de curtmetratges del MasnouSpain
2014Mirando Nosotras - Muestra de Cine Realizado por MujeresSpain
2014Festival Nacional de Cortometrajes al Aire Libre "Ribadedeva en Corto"Spain
2014Certamen de Cortometrajes "Por caracoles"Spain
2014Festival de Cine y Vino "Ciudad de La Solana"Spain
2014Lviv International Short Film Festival - Wiz ArtUkraine
0000Mostra de Curtmetratges Dr. MabuseSpain
2014Festival Internacional de Cine para la Diversidad - AndoenredandoSpain
2014Concurso de Cortometrajes "Villa de Ayerbe"Spain
2014PerSe Visioni - Visual Art ExhibitionItaly
2014Festival de cine de l'Alfàs del PiSpain
2013CURTOCIRCUITO - Festival Int. de Curtametraxes de Santiago de CompostelaSpain
2014Ciclo de Cortometrajes "Agustí Comes"Spain
2014Festival de Cortometrajes de Vila-secaSpain
2014Festival Internacional de Cine de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California FICUABCMexico
2014CortoGenial - Certamen de Cortos de Puente GenilSpain