Showtime to Air LALIFF Winners


The winners of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival’s “best short” category will air on Showtime Oct. 6, the network said Wednesday.

Showtime has aired this showcase the past five years during National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

Starting at 8 p.m. (EST/PST), Showtime will air:

Pelea de Gallos, written and directed by Joel Juarez Sanchez, a black comedy about a man responsible for a championship rooster;

Premeditation, directed and produced by Albert Barboza, a story of promises made and promises forgotten;

The Show, directed by Cruz Angeles and produced by Maria Topete, a silent short that depicts the last moments of a man's life as he is lynched;

Wednesday Afternoon, written and directed by Alonso F. Mayo, in which Miguel, an East Los Angeles teen-ager, must make a decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life; and

Archipielago, written and directed by Leon Siminiani and produced by Victor Marin, in which a couple on their honeymoon is surprised by a man looking for La Esperanza who changes their lives forever.