Close Your Eyes

Shorts in Competition: Narrative

World Premiere

USA | 14 MINUTES

CLOSE YOUR EYES

Drama, Female Director(s)
Thirteen-year-old Imani Cortes is a gifted photographer longing to experience her first kiss. She has a crush on a quiet artist, Junito, with whom she has a natural connection, but she also faces an enormous challenge: she is slowly losing her sight to retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye disease. Will Imani let her disease stop her or be the path to independence?

Screening in Shorts Program: Unlimited Ride

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Sonia Malfa

SONIA MALFA is a self-taught filmmaker based in New York City. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz and the University of Buffalo, she has produced films and commercials for the NFL, Nike, MTV, Discovery and others. She is the recipient of a New York State Council for the Arts Individual Filmmakers Grant.
Director
Sonia Malfa
Screenwriter
Sonia Malfa
Producer
Sophia Leang-Soto, Brian Cange
Editor
Alexandra Debricon
Cinematographer
Lisa Rinzler
Composer
Gary Gunn
Co-Producer
Xavier De Nauw, Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez
Cast
Kimberly Lora, Julian Fernandez-Kemp, Sara Contreras, Victor Cruz, Rhina Valentin, Mia Ysabel

CONTACTS

Press Contact
David Magdael
David Magdael and Associates
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213 624 7827
dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com
US Sales Contact
Brian Cange
Infinite Scenarios
New York, 10113
Phone: 917 627 1057
BRIAN@INFINITESCENARIOS.COM
Print Source
Sophia Leang-Soto
Sonsol Productions LLC
Brooklyn, 11237
Phone: 917 685 0215
sophia.leang@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Brian Cange
Infinite Scenarios
New York, 10113
Phone: 917 627 1057
BRIAN@INFINITESCENARIOS.COM