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Midgia Chinea's short film, "anonymous (street meat) selected to Cannes

Grad student Midgia Chinea's film 'anonymous (street meat)' selected for Cannes Short Film festival

Midgia Chinea's short film, "anonymous (street meat)," inspired by a mortgage scam Chinea experienced during her fall quarter at UCLA in 2009, was selected as an official entry into the Cannes Short Film festival. A still from the film is pictured above. Courtesy of Midgia Chinea

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Midgia Chinea's short film, "anonymous (street meat)," inspired by a mortgage scam Chinea experienced during her fall quarter at UCLA in 2009, was selected as an official entry into the Cannes Short Film festival. A still from the film is pictured above.

Courtesy of Midgia Chinea

In mid May 2011, I flew to Nice and stayed at the Western Madrid hotel -- this is because I couldn't find any accommodations in Cannes.  The trip was nice and I met some very nice people, including a great Algerian family who invited me to a wonderful dinner at their home.  However, because of my busy UCLA schedule, I could not stay in touch with anyone --  all I have is pictures,  I took a couple of side trips while there -- to Monte Carlo, Eze and Frejus -- although I had been there before I found the experience totally absorbing and beautiful.  Afterward, my film was selected to a number of film festivals including the Student Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia -- I wish I had been able to attend.

 

However, it was AFTER I got back that things changed when people at UCLA started to act totally weird with me and kept taking down any other festival announcements from the UCLA TFT Facebook page.  I have never bragged about any of my accomplishments in my life, but I was accused of being a self-promoter.  My situation was really awful at school.  All in all, Cannes was great, but not my experiences here and the lack of support were mystifying.

 

Migdia Chinea UCLA MFA TFTDM - Screenwriting/Directing 2012 

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To be filmed in Belgium 2015

To be filmed in Belgium 2015 --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IVmVa8HzYE

The future in a dystopian world.  Please, feel free to see the short in above link.  Finalist in the Philip K Dick Film Festival in Lille, France which screens on October 26, 2013 --:)

 

 

 

 

"The Prince of Old Havana"

Migdia Chinea's new film "The Prince of Old Havana"  Website http://theprinceofoldhavana.com

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