AWI Short Film Competition


A young boy hides his emotions behind a Diablo Cojuelo mask in an attempt to appease his hypermasculine father and protect himself from his school bully.

Content heads up: toxic masculinity; depictions of bullying, alcohol use, intimate partner violence; intergenerational trauma

Director: Amilcar Javier

Amilcar Javier (he/him) is an award winning actor, writer, producer and software developer based in New York City. He is also a proud Hermano of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated and active mentor to youth in film and technology. He is honored to be making ‘Masc’, supported by Art With Impact, allowing him to fulfill his goal of helping others through film.