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The Piñata


THEME: After-Hours Teen Watch party| short films for ages 11 - 18

FRIDAY  | 7 - 8:30 PM

Pinata Screenshot3.jpg
Narrative | 2019 | 13 min. 39 sec.
Official Selection
Suggested Rating | PG
Country | United States
Language | English
Producers | Fabiola Andrade, Emily Poulliard

Director | Stevie Lynn Cavalier
Writer | Stevie Cavalier
Cast | Gracie Silva, Burgan Luther, Zaila Matthews
On the day of Mia’s twelfth birthday party, her family is excitedly preparing for another family-fun celebration with presents, cake, and most importantly, a hand-made piñata. However, when Mia’s two school friends join the party, they don't think the piñata is cool, and they refuse to hit it. Mia finds herself stuck between pleasing her friends or her parents, while still trying to figure out how to please herself. 
Eligible for Specialty Award:
  • Woman to Watch
  • Best Student Film | Collegiate


Stevie Lynn Cavalier is a New Orleans filmmaker who has been immersing herself in the process of filmmaking for the past six years. She has written, directed, and edited seven short films, and she has worked on countless others in varying departments. Cavalier's passion for filmmaking stems from her desire to bring community together to create art.

Stevie's goals include (but are not limited to) writing and directing a feature film, directing a film musical, working in children's entertainment, and developing an educational or summer camp program focused on film.

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