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Directed by Jenielle Ramos Salarda

Reyna is a 2D animated short film about Vina, this year’s lead Queen in the Santacruzan festival, who struggles to get ready after members in the community make negative comments about her appearance. Joy, Vina’s supportive sister, helps her to get ready and encourages Vina to embrace herself as she is by discussing the historical context and origin of these harmful comments before leading the festivities.



Jenielle is a Filipino-American storyboard artist and cartoonist from the Inland Empire who graduated from San Jose State University in Spring 2022, recently wrapping up a Creative Production Internship with Disney Television Animation.They love telling authentic, silly, and warm stories where everyone has the opportunity to feel seen in a way that brings joy. They also love live music, witchly happenings, Dungeons and Dragons, little ratty dogs, and above everything else a perfectly ripe mango!


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AMC, Otay Ranch Town Center

Fri, Oct 14
4:30 pm