Set within the rainforests of southern Mexico, La Laguna tells the story of a Mayan boy's remarkable journey from childhood to adolescence. While Yu'uk and his younger brother José enjoy a childhood of uncommon freedom in the jungle, Yu'uk's family's problems begin to mount and leaving his village - and his beloved younger brother - may be his family's only hope.                                   

For more information, check out La Laguna's website.


Aspen Shortfest (Aspen, CO)

Wednesday, April 6th - 5:30pm, Wheeler Opera House

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC)

Friday, April 8th - 4:00pm, Cinema 1

Saturday, April 9th - 2:00pm, Full Frame Theater

HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival (Toronto)

Friday, April 29th - 9:30pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

Saturday, April 30th - 12:30pm, Scotiabank Theater, Cinema 4

Sunday, May 8th - 9:30pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

DOXA Documentary Film Festival (Vancouver)

Saturday, May 14tg - 1:30pm, Vancity Theater

Palm Springs International Shortfest (Palm Springs, CA)

Wednesday, June 22 - 5:00pm, Camelot Theaters, Theater 1

Monday, June 27th - 10:00AM, Camelot Theaters, Theater 1 (Best of the Fest)

Guanajuato International Film Festival (San Miguel de Allende &

Guanajuato, MX)

Friday, July 22nd - 12:00pm, Belles Artes, San Miguel de Allende

Saturday, July 30th - 4:00pm, Auditorio UG, Guanajuato

Nevada City Film Festival (Nevada City, NV)

September 8th -  11th, Screening Dates & Times TBA 

Camden International Film Festival (Camden, ME)

September 15th -  18th, Screening Dates & Times TBA 

Documenta Qro (Querétaro, Mexico)

September 30th - October 9th, Screening Dates & Times TBA 

Hamptons International Film Festival (Hamptons, NY)

October 6th - 10th, Screening Dates & Times TBA 

Woodstock International Film Festival (Woodstock, NY)

October 13th - 16th, Screening Dates & Times TBA

DOCS MX (Mexico City, MX)

October 13th - 22nd, Screening Dates & Times TBA

Environmental Film Festival Australia

Melbourne, September 29th - October 7th

Canberra & Brisbane, October 13th - 15th

Sydney, October 20th- 22nd

Adelaide, October 25th - 26th

DOCS NYC (New York City, NY)

November 10th - 17th, Screening Dates & Times TBA

Family Film Festival (Portugal)

November 9th - 13th, Screening Dates & Times TBA

Olympia International Film Festival (Greece)

December 3rd - 10th, Screening Dates & Times TBA

San Cristobal International Film Festival (Mexico)

January 16th - 24th, Screening Dates & Times TBA

Environmental Film Festival (D.C)

March 14th - 16th, Screening Dates & Times TBA

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Missoula, MT)

February 17th - 26th, Screening Dates & Times TBA

Sebastopol Film Festival (Sebastopol, CA)

March 23rd - 26th, Screening Dates & Times TBA



Cinema Eye Honors Award, Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Short Filmmaking (USA)

Best Documentary Short, Woodstock Film Festival (USA)

Panavision Best North American Short, Palm Springs International Shortfest (USA)

Special Jury Mention, Aspen Film Festival (USA)

Youth Jury Award, Aspen Film Festival (USA)

Jury Honorable Mention, HOTDOCS Canadian International Film Festival (CA)

Jury Honorable Mention, DOXA Documentary Film Festival (CA)

Best Documentary Short, Nevada City Film Festival (USA)

Best of the Fest, Nevada City Film Festival (USA)

Best Short-Medium Length Documentary Int'l Jury Award, Olympia Film Festival (Greece)


La Laguna is made possible with the generous support of the Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)