El Carrito

Directed by Zahida Pirani


Drama , Family

15 min


United States






Nelly lives alone with her elderly father. The only way she makes ends meet is by working as a street vendor from dawn to dusk. She has learned not to trust anyone until one day she is forced to take a leap of faith or be resigned in her position forever.



  • AFI Fest | Live Action Short FilmOfficial Selection


  • South By Southwest (SXSW) | Narrative ShortOfficial Selection
  • Palm Springs International Shortfest | Best U.S. Student ShortAudience Award
  • Palm Springs International Shortfest | Local Jury AwardSpecial Mention
  • Seattle International Film Festival | Live Action Short FilmSpecial Jury Award
  • Indy Shorts International Film Festival | Best Narrative Student ShortJury Award
  • Brooklyn Film Festival | Short NarrativeAudience Award
  • Cleveland International Film Festival | Short FilmOfficial Selection
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival | Short FilmOfficial Selection
  • Hollyshorts Film Festival | Short FilmOfficial Selection
  • Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival | Short FilmOfficial Selection

Cast & Crew

Eli Zavala, Idalia Limón, Jose Febus, Jayden Toledo, Eduardo Gonzales, Vanessa Ortiz
Zahida Pirani
Marcus Patterson
Zahida Pirani
Sound design & mix:
Ronald Eng
Ivy Images, Llc
Zahida Pirani, Mauricio Piratova, Ran Yan
Production Company:
Seven Train Films

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