Three Student Films Screen at Cannes Film Festival

Friday, May 20, 2016
SF STATE NEWS -- Andrés Zapata, a native of Costa Rica who studied film at SF State in 2015, produced “Father, Daughters, and Sisters,” a four-minute film featuring an all-Costa Rican cast that explores topics of alcohol, sex and family relationships. Yoel Iskindir, an undergraduate in the School of Cinema, first-generation American and the first in his family to attend college, produced “The Times,” a five-minute film about an unwitting, 20th-century time traveler who visits an increasingly technological world. Iskindir launched a successful crowd-funding campaign to raise the funds to attend the festival. Hannah Anderson will graduate with an M.F.A. in Cinema on May 27 and is also the photographer and filmmaker for the College of Liberal & Creative Arts Communications team. Her 11-minute film, “Hui Ying,” follows a young Chinese widow as she treks through California’s varying terrain toward San Francisco and confronts a hostile creature, a manifestation of her fears and pain.