Julia Elihu - 22, Leslie Susman - 21, John DeVito - 21, Thomas Wade - 20 California
When Amelia, a gritty, hard-working, young woman realizes that her undocumented mother and closest confidant, Mariana, might get in trouble with the authorities, she is abruptly confronted with the idea of a life on her own.
After a lifetime of separation from her biological family, Izzy has forgotten her Mexican roots entirely. However, as a teenager in Los Angeles her life takes a turn when she receives a sudden email from a long lost family member.
Uma Fruta Estranha is a visual poem exploring the difficult realities that bind Afro-Brazilians and African-Americans across continents. However, it is also an expression of gratitude for the resilience and beauty that their ancestors taught them - the glue that connects them within the African Diaspora.
Mera Biba Puth is a dramatic story about Arshdeep, a recently-divorced mother, who tries to raise her daughter and keep the family afloat financially, all while aspiring to achieve her dream career. She struggles to overcome the judgemental eyes of her community and family, as well as trying to find her own independence.
A bright young elementary school student, Hargun, has taken the mission upon herself to become a part of the popular kids. Leaving her old friends behind, she does everything in her power to impress Syra and her crew.
Paul Daniel Torres - 21, Cameron Thorpe - 21, Logan Wagner - 21, George Bull- 21 Canada
Robbed of his future by a racist thug, Latin-Canadian teen Tony Tenorio must go on a heroes journey of self discovery though Toronto. Where he'll become the man he's meant to be, or succumb to racial stereotypes.
Sidi Wang - 21, Sonia Li - 22, Mariana Gonzalez - 24 Texas
Esther, a 9-year-old Chinese adoptee just moved to a new neighborhood with her white family. On her Gotcha day, she realizes that the Chinese buffet they are going to might not have "real Chinese food".