Fil-Am’s satirical short in online film fest | Inquirer

Fil-Am’s satirical short in online film fest

/ 09:26 AM April 21, 2020

LOS ANGELES  — Filmmaker and actress Giovannie Espiritu began writing as an outlet to battle the constant sexism and undermining she experienced as a person of color in the film industry. Her new film, “ALLY 3000,” tells the story of a technology company CEO who is trying to be a good ally for the people of color in his company.

The satirical short will be included at the BraveMaker Film Festival, which “celebrates diversity and aspires to foster inclusion across communities through guided discussions and powerful, authentic storytelling through films.”

Because of the shelter-in-place restrictions, the film was shown online April 13-19, with Q and A scheduled with Espiritu,. It will have a physical screening later in September.

The film has already received an Honorable Mention at the LatinX21 Film Festival and a Best Screenplay award at the Culture and Diversity Film festival which praised ALLY 3000 as a “smart, inventive comedy.” It was also shown at the California Women’s Film Fest as an intro to the NAACP award-nominated documentary Pushout.

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