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
2014IKUSKA - Muestra de Cortometraje de PasaiaSpainBest actress
2013Festival de Cortometrajes "Cortada" de Vitoria-GasteizSpainJury Special Award
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
2014IndieLisboa - International Independent Film FestivalPortugal
2014KUKI - International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth BerlinGermany
2014Ciclo de Cortometrajes "Agustí Comes"Spain
2013Festival Européen du Film Court de BrestFrance
2014Cleveland International Film FestivalUnited States
2014CINEQUEST Film FestivalUnited States
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
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
2013Mostra de Curtas "Vila de Noia"Spain
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 de cine de l'Alfás del PiSpain
2014Certamen de Cortometrajes "Por caracoles"Spain
0000Mostra de Curtmetratges Dr. MabuseSpain
2014Festival de Cortometrajes de Vila-secaSpain
2014CortoGenial - Certamen de Cortos de Puente GenilSpain
2014Cortogenia - Temporada de estrenos de cortometrajesSpain
2014Festival Internacional de Cine para la Diversidad - AndoenredandoSpain
2014Festival de Cine de Sant Joan Alacant - Concurso Nacional de CortometrajesSpain
2014Concurso de Cortometrajes "Villa de Ayerbe"Spain
2014PerSe Visioni - Visual Art ExhibitionItaly
2014Festival Nacional de Cortometrajes al Aire Libre "Ribadedeva en Corto"Spain
2013CURTOCIRCUITO - Festival Int. de Curtametraxes de Santiago de CompostelaSpain
2014Festival de Cine y Vino "Ciudad de La Solana"Spain
2014Lviv International Short Film Festival - Wiz ArtUkraine
2014Festival Internacional de Cine de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California FICUABCMexico