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Wellness Club Has Right Timing during Pandemic, Sees Success in 1st Year of Operation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It is rare to hear about a business that just opened this year, and actually seeing an increase in revenue, growth, and recognition - but that is exactly what has been the Kansas City Wellness Club. Inside the elegant and glamorous Kansas City Club building, is the Wellness Club - a modern day health club, new age spa, salon, coaching & healing wellness center in downtown K.C.

"No matter where you stand or what you've heard, 'wellness' is the common denominator for the best path forward," says Heath Wessling, the Owner. "It is the only natural and sustainable solution to what is going on around us. Everyone wants to know what the future looks like - but they need to realize that WE determine that future. The everyday choices we make right now will have a direct cause and effect impact on that emerging future - not only in our lives, but also in the world around us that we want to live in.

"I feel our success during this most challenging year is because we are speaking a timely message - become informed, achieve optimal health through sustainable services & products, and develop personal resilience to future adverse events. Our mission statement is to 'guide you to rise above the tidal wave of modern day life,' and that has never been more relevant than it is right now in a health crisis. Our multi service experiences simplify it for you, and enhance your holistic needs of body, mind, and soul."

Recently the Wellness Club won a Best in KC award for Best Day Spa. "We are very proud to be Kansas City's best day spa, we take that part of our business very seriously with the best staff and elite natural based products. However, it is also important to note that we are much more than a day spa," says Wessling.

Life Coaching, Energy Healing, and Virtual Reality offerings have always been a part of their diverse suite of services, yet In September the Wellness Club added a Fitness Studio Gym, a full suite of yoga and group fitness classes (delivered upstairs in one of the Kansas City Club's large ballrooms), as well as launched its long-awaited Membership packages.

The Wellness Club has generous everyday deals targeted towards healthcare workers as well as all types of teachers ("traditional or home schoolers"), or for getting to the Wellness Club in a sustainable method. Recently they are giving away local fresh healthy meals to their new guests who are just now discovering the Club through the holidays.

Wessling adds, "We talk a lot about caring for our community, and we see a lot more in our future towards these means. We understand how people are really feeling their local communities now more than ever- their local stores, their favorite restaurants, their regional farmers and farms, their local economies, etc.

"We also offer up our spaces for private rental. We know these days people seek to reunite with their friends and family members, but are concerned about the place and atmosphere. We want to provide them with a warm, welcoming, safe, fun, and beneficial environment to do that. Being located inside the Kansas City Club- which is already an elite venue with multiple grand spaces that has been recently renovated, we have even greater potential for different amenities & events. We hope to synergize further with them to truly become a new age community center of growth, education, and social wellness entertainment."

More information: https://www.kcwellnessclub.com/

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Car Seat Cover Becomes Key Part of Continuum of Care

TOWSON, Md. -- The inventor of the Ruby Slipper Car Seat Cover, Katherine Miles, explains that this seemingly-simple product-essentially, two pieces of slippery fabric-has proven to be a key part of a continuum of care for seniors with limited mobility and for persons recovering from injury or surgery.

The Ruby Slipper helps people enter and exit a vehicle seat with ease, allowing seniors and patients to get to the places they want and need to go: visiting friends and family, running errands and going to medical appointments.

* For seniors, the Ruby Slipper can help retain independence by removing a roadblock to transportation, freeing seniors to continue to enjoy a range of activities.

* For those recovering from illness, injury or surgery, the Ruby Slipper makes going to the doctor, hospital or physical therapist less of a challenge (or an impossibility), allowing the patient to continue the journey to health.

* For caregivers, the Ruby Slipper makes helping a family member, friend or client into and out of the car a much easier task, which expands the range of possible activities and reduces resistance to outings.

"For many seniors, the Ruby Slipper becomes a long-term part of their routine. Favorite activities can be sustained and contribute to overall enjoyment of life," said Miles. "Folks rehabbing from injury or surgery find the Ruby Slipper is a low-cost, easy-to-use way to continue their recovery. And as a former caregiver myself, I can vouch for the difference it makes when getting in and out of a car is no longer an obstacle."

Many customers agree and have shared their satisfaction with the Ruby Slipper:

* "WOW-what a huge difference it made! ... I just tuck her legs into the front and slide her in. It's SO easy and I can't be more thankful!"-Lisa Jennings

* "Didn't really believe it until I saw how it helped my mom move in and out of the car more easily."-Ely from Florida

* "This has proven to be the easiest car seat cover for me to use. It slides me in and out with no effort. After a fall, I had to find an easier way to get into the passenger seat ...."-T. Perkins

* "Very good product. My husband uses it in his driver's seat of car. He has decreased mobility in his hips. It helps a great deal."-Deborah Price

* "My dad has Parkinson's and we were having a hard time getting him in and out of a new car .... I knew we needed something to help him slide around once he sat down. This product was the perfect solution and has made a great impact on his ability and our ability (when he needs assistance) to get him in and out of the car."-Sherry Rolsma

About the Ruby Slipper Car Seat Cover

The Ruby Slipper is a two-layer nylon seat cover that creates a unique sliding action, allowing an individual to pivot smoothly into and out of a car seat.

The Ruby Slipper is easily installed in minutes. The user or caregiver rotates the top layer of nylon fabric over the seating area toward the door to hang over the side of the seat. Then, the user sits on the fabric, swivels into the car to place his or her feet on the floor, and slides back into the seat. (If help is needed, a caregiver can grasp the individual's legs and rotate them into the car.)

The Ruby Slipper is inexpensive, easy to use and easily stored when not needed. It fits virtually all passenger cars and trucks, works on both cloth and leather seats, and can be moved from car to car as needed. The nylon fabric is rugged, comfortable and easy to care for.

About Ruby Slipper, LLC

Made entirely in America, the Ruby Slipper Car Seat Cover can be purchased online at https://www.rubyslippercarseatcover.com/ (via PayPal) or by calling 877-855-3065. The cost is $79.95 plus $11.95 shipping. The Ruby Slipper comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Questions can be directed to https://www.rubyslippercarseatcover.com/contact or 877-855-3065. Ruby Slipper, LLC is located at P.O. Box 42430, Towson, MD 21284.

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BG Locksmith LLC Offers 24-Hour Response Fully Equipped Mobile Workshops

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- BG Locksmith LLC today announced 24-hour Bowling Green KY automotive, residential and commercial emergency Locksmith services. BG locksmith is a highly experienced and trained professional team dedicated to providing locksmith services throughout the Bowling Green, Kentucky area.

The locksmith offers prompt and expert emergency services thanks to the fully equipped mobile locksmith shops. The team is trained and experienced in order to provide the right type of response for each customer, and to do so quickly. The telephone lines are open around the clock and the response to emergency calls is fast and courteous.

According to Tim Arefkin, "We are a team of fully qualified Professional Locksmiths, so all the work we do is backed by warranty. We are fully insured to handle both residential and commercial locks and automotive locksmith services. Our customers know we are reliable, affordable and professional. We know that your home is your safe shelter. You can protect your home or business from intruders by enhancing the level of security, utilizing a trusted locksmith."

The team at BG 24-hour Bowling Green KY Locksmith provides clients with services at affordable prices. The projects include better security systems or lockout services. Security features for houses or businesses are important, and it doesn't have to break the budget to be effective. The locksmith handles small or large projects with equal attention and skills. The pros can open a door in the case of a lockout, or can fix car key issues and replace your car key.

To learn more visit: https://www.bowlinggreenlocksmiths.com/locksmith-bowling-green-ky/.

An extensive menu of additional services related to locks and security are available from BG Locksmith. They can supply and cut many types of keys for home and cars, respond to lockout services within twenty minutes generally and do lock-up and secure services after a home burglary. Repair, supply, and installation of door hardware is a specialty of the brand. Garage doors and gate remotes and keys can be replaced or duplicated. Also included in the list of services is re-keying services, smart locks, deadlocks, window locks, security screen doors, home safes, door closers, digital access control, and master and car key cutting and programming.

About BG Locksmith LLC

BG Locksmith, as the name indicates, is a lock and key services providing company. Based out of Bowling Green KY, it offers reliable, instant, and affordable locksmith services 24/7. Therefore, those who are locked out of their homes, commercial properties, and/or cars can reach out to the company and avail expert services at any point in time without burning a deep hole in their pockets. In addition, those looking for cheap car key replacement in Bowling Green KY can reach out to Affordable Locksmith BGKY.

Company: BG Locksmith LLC
Address: 836A U.S. 31 W Bypass, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: (270) 421-7755
Email: info@bowlinggreenlocksmiths.com

Web: https://www.bowlinggreenlocksmiths.com/

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BG Locksmith LLC Offers 24-Hour Response Fully Equipped Mobile Workshops

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- BG Locksmith LLC today announced 24-hour Bowling Green KY automotive, residential and commercial emergency Locksmith services. BG locksmith is a highly experienced and trained professional team dedicated to providing locksmith services throughout the Bowling Green, Kentucky area.

The locksmith offers prompt and expert emergency services thanks to the fully equipped mobile locksmith shops. The team is trained and experienced in order to provide the right type of response for each customer, and to do so quickly. The telephone lines are open around the clock and the response to emergency calls is fast and courteous.

According to Tim Arefkin, "We are a team of fully qualified Professional Locksmiths, so all the work we do is backed by warranty. We are fully insured to handle both residential and commercial locks and automotive locksmith services. Our customers know we are reliable, affordable and professional. We know that your home is your safe shelter. You can protect your home or business from intruders by enhancing the level of security, utilizing a trusted locksmith."

The team at BG 24-hour Bowling Green KY Locksmith provides clients with services at affordable prices. The projects include better security systems or lockout services. Security features for houses or businesses are important, and it doesn't have to break the budget to be effective. The locksmith handles small or large projects with equal attention and skills. The pros can open a door in the case of a lockout, or can fix car key issues and replace your car key.

To learn more visit: https://www.bowlinggreenlocksmiths.com/locksmith-bowling-green-ky/.

An extensive menu of additional services related to locks and security are available from BG Locksmith. They can supply and cut many types of keys for home and cars, respond to lockout services within twenty minutes generally and do lock-up and secure services after a home burglary. Repair, supply, and installation of door hardware is a specialty of the brand. Garage doors and gate remotes and keys can be replaced or duplicated. Also included in the list of services is re-keying services, smart locks, deadlocks, window locks, security screen doors, home safes, door closers, digital access control, and master and car key cutting and programming.

About BG Locksmith LLC

BG Locksmith, as the name indicates, is a lock and key services providing company. Based out of Bowling Green KY, it offers reliable, instant, and affordable locksmith services 24/7. Therefore, those who are locked out of their homes, commercial properties, and/or cars can reach out to the company and avail expert services at any point in time without burning a deep hole in their pockets. In addition, those looking for cheap car key replacement in Bowling Green KY can reach out to Affordable Locksmith BGKY.

Company: BG Locksmith LLC
Address: 836A U.S. 31 W Bypass, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: (270) 421-7755
Email: info@bowlinggreenlocksmiths.com

Web: https://www.bowlinggreenlocksmiths.com/

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South Florida Entertainers Launch LiveSantaCalls.com – Offering Personalized Virtual Visits with Santa Claus

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Acclaimed entertainers Michael Walters and Joe Zimmer have announced the launch of Live Santa Calls at LiveSantaCalls.com. This virtual video visit with Santa allows family members to personalize their child's holiday experience and add festive options including a cameo from Mrs. Claus, a story-time segment and even a video Christmas Card.

Visit https://livesantacalls.com/ today to schedule your special conversation with St. Nick!

With over 70 years of combined experience in entertainment and working as "The Man in Red," actors Michael Walters and Joseph Zimmer plan to meet with hundreds of children between now and December 25th to find out just what youngsters are hoping for this Christmas.

"We all know our kids have had a tough year," said Walters. "We see a real need here for families who normally visit with Santa Claus at the mall or a public event but won't be able to be close to him this year. Macys has cancelled their in-store Santa and others are doing visits with strict distancing. How can a child talk to Santa through a plastic wall?"

Walters adds, "With our Virtual Visits, you can skip the mall and keep the magic. Your child will have a meaningful visit with Santa with zero health risk. Thanks to existing video meeting technology, it's a perfect solution."

Zimmer, the company's other "Co-Santa" says that personalization and quality control are number one on his list when it comes to bringing Christmas magic to kids.

"There are big box services offering a video or a call from Santa," Zimmer says. "The problem is some Santas are better than others and those sites don't tell you who you're getting before the visit starts. Because we're a small company with just two seasoned Santas, you can preview and choose your Santa before you book. Michael (Walters) and I have been Santa for major theme parks, so we care a lot about kids and the experience of a really magical Christmas."

Virtual Visits with Santa through LiveSantaCalls.com start at $48.99 with additional options available to make visits extra special. Visit their website to book online.

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Beauty Exec Maggie Ciafardini Joins Solésence Beauty Science to Show the Future of Sun Care Is the Future of Beauty

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. -- Solésence Beauty Science, a skin care and cosmetics product manufacturer at the forefront of mineral-based environmental protection technology, has welcomed leading beauty executive Maggie Ciafardini as Managing Director of Business Development for their beauty category.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Solésence, where I can bring their healthy skin science to the industry I grew up in," says Ciafardini. "I've had the privilege of working with some of the most prestigious houses in the world, and now through connecting these brands with the solution to healthy sun and skin, I have the opportunity to give back to them. I look forward to working with my colleagues again in this new capacity."

Ciafardini, who started her career at the Estée Lauder companies and has served as CEO of YSL Beauté, General Manager of Beauté Prestige Int'l USA, Managing Director of St. Tropez North America and Executive Director of Bobbi Brown International, will focus on new brand partnerships in the prestige skin care and cosmetics categories for Solésence.

"Everything in beauty starts with healthy skin, and we are seeing continued growth in our comprehensive environmental prevention platform even during the economic challenges of Covid-19," says Kevin Cureton, Chief Operating Officer at Solésence. "With Maggie on our team, we look forward to expanding our footprint in the beauty space as we continue our mission to enhance lives through healthy skin."

About Solésence Beauty Science

Solésence Beauty Science is changing the face of skin health with a patented, mineral-based technology that is embraced by leading performance-driven and clean beauty brands alike. Their patented products for brands transform the way mineral actives look, feel and function - enabling textures never before seen in the mineral space and inclusivity never before seen in the sun care space. Solésence's innovative formulations offer best-in-class UV protection, unparalleled free radical prevention to protect against pollution and enhanced antioxidant performance.

For more information, visit: https://solesence.com/

Media Contact:
Emma Harper
Email: eharper@solesence.com
Phone: (630) 686-1574

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Virginia Preschool Educator Offers Free Curriculum for Parents Amid Pandemic Woes

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- The best teachers truly care about their students' lives both inside and outside the classroom, and Denise Shields of Creative Kids Preschool -- and now also Creative Kids Virtual Preschool -- is proving that by her actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from the school.

Shields, a longtime educator based in Fredericksburg, Va., has announced that she is offering to parents, at no charge, her virtual preschool curriculum for children ages 3-6 including 40 core online lessons, 40 at-home crafts & projects, and 40 online story time books to supplement learning. She knows how much the assistance is needed for parents with young children at home, due to social distancing to guard against the spread of COVID-19.

Shields founded Creative Kids Preschool in 2011. She sees teaching as her calling and not just a career.

"I've been teaching preschoolers out of my home right here in Fredericksburg, Va., for the past 12 years," Shields said. "What an honor and privilege it has been to teach and prepare hundreds of young boys and girls for their next journey to kindergarten and beyond.

"This past spring, like most schools nationwide, I had to abruptly shut down my preschool because of COVID-19. It was devastating at first; Creative Kids Preschool is my life and passion and I love my preschoolers," she said.

"However, I quickly put together a solid online preschool program for my pre-k students and together we made the adjustment," Shields added. "I've decided to share my entire fall online preschool program at no charge."

Through this effort, Shields and Creative Kids Virtual Preschool offers a full quarterly curriculum with 40 full-length preschool lessons that include activities, educational games and story time books. Each virtual lesson is about 30 minutes long. They are theme-based, and the themes include Animals, Colors, Farm Life, Insects, Dinosaurs, Seasons, Nutrition and Pets.

At Creative Kids, students get to know Miss Denise and Ollie The Crow as they lead children in daily 30-minute virtual online learning using art, music, puppetry and engaging stories to help the youth develop the skills needed for kindergarten and set the foundation for future learning.

"Your child will love the educational, fun and stimulating theme-based lessons, giving them the early tools and support they need for their healthy development," said Shields.

For more information, parents and other adults teaching young children at home may log on to: https://www.creativekidsvirtualpreschool.com/.

Creative Kids Virtual Preschool -- "Where Kids ASK To Do School."

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Tennessee Pediatrician Releases Q and A Format Book for New Parents

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- "The Big Book of 'Why' for Parents" (ISBN: 978-1510758162) authored by Clifford Dale James, III, MD, a board-certified Tennessee pediatrician, and published by Skyhorse Publishing, is an ideal resource for any new parent. It's filled with 75 tips and tricks to help new parents feel confident that they're doing the right thing.

"Most new parents approach their upcoming adventure with mixed feelings of excitement and trepidation," Dr. James says. "There are so many questions that seem to be unanswered about their newborns and toddlers. Hopefully, this easy-to-read book will provide some comfort."

In this quick-to-use resource for first-time parents, the author addresses topics such as why newborns should not take baths, when to burp a newborn, why newborns have frequent gas and much more.

Some of the most common parenting questions addressed include:

* Why isn't my breastmilk coming in?

* Why is my baby constipated?

* Why can't I give my baby honey?

* Why shouldn't I strive to be the perfect parent?

* Why does my child have night terrors?

* Why won't my doctor just call in an antibiotic when my child is sick?

* Why do I need to take away the bottle or pacifier?

James' peers are singing praises for "The Big Book of 'Why' for Parents."

Dr. Joel 'Gator' Warsh says, "This book is a must-read for any new parent. It answers so many of the most common questions that I, as a pediatrician, hear in my office on a daily basis."

Jodi Aman, author of "Anxiety ... I'm So Done with You," says, "Parents, especially new parents, want to do everything right for their precious bundle of joy. In this book, Dr. James relieves their minds by offering researched-backed answers to 75 of the most common questions before they even have to ask."

Rachel Tomlinson, psychologist and author of "Teaching Kids to be Kind," shares that she wishes she had the book before her little girl was born.

"Becoming a new parent can be so confusing, and this book is perfect for answering the many questions parents have with bite-sized responses from a trusted professional," Tomlinson says.

The book is available on Amazon as well as all other major book retailers as a paperback or e-book. To request an excerpt, author interview or additional copies, contact: Julie Ganz at: jganz@skyhorsepublishing.com; or 212-643-6819.

About the Author

Dr. Clifford James is a board-certified pediatrician. He's worked in private practice for more than 20 years. He has three children - Dalton, Tyler and Kaden -and is the founder of HelpMommy.com. He's also the author of "A First Time Parent's Survival Guide." This is his second book. He lives outside of Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Bounce Box, a New System to Combat Stress in Young Kids, Earns Mom’s Choice Award

DUXBURY, Mass. -- The Mom's Choice Awards(R) has named Bounce Box as among the best in family-friendly products and services based on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.

"Bounce Box is a special kit offering a fun way to bond with kids while teaching them how to be resilient and bounce back from everyday stress," says Alice Kearney, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Bounce Box creator. "We are honored that MCA recognized Bounce Box as a helpful tool during this crucial time."

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.

"Children in my practice were showing signs of depression and anxiety at an alarming rate," says Alice Kearney, LMHC. "I wanted to help. Not many families have the luxury of working with a children's therapist, but through the Bounce Box, parents can use the tactics from my sessions in the comfort of their own homes to get results. It helps all children think more positively, not just those with depression, and works well at home or in the classroom."

"Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services," explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom's Choice Awards. "We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families."

About Bounce Box

The Bounce Box is a system developed by child therapist, Alice Kearney, to offer a fun, interactive way to help kids develop a positive, healthy way of thinking. Focused on flexible thinking and resiliency, it helps to change behavioral habits in a positive way. The box includes a rhyming story book to introduce the concept of resiliency, a creative activity book to uncover issues and enhance positive thinking skills, and fun toys and tools to accompany the lessons. Parents, kids, educators and therapists all love the effective reward system which reinforces "bouncy" behavior. A great bonding activity that offers a simple solution for complex times.

Information about Bounce Box: https://bounce-box.com/.

For samples, contact info@bounce-box.com.

About Alice Kearney: https://www.alicekearney.com/.

About the Mom's Choice Awards(R)

The Mom's Choice Awards(R) (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries.

Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families.

Learn more about the Mom's Choice Awards by visiting their website: http://www.momschoiceawards.com/.

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CortoCircuito Virtual Cinema Presents Short Films from Spain, Latin America, The Colombian Pacific and Latinos from the US Under the Theme of Empathy – In the Place of The Other

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The 17th edition of CortoCircuito New York and the 6th edition of Cali open their virtual screening room CortoCircuito: Home Edition November 10-13, 2020, presenting award-winning short films from international festivals and continuing its mission of promoting emerging talent from the regions it represents.

This year's festival is presented by the programmer Diana Vargas, NYU's King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and Havana Film Festival New York in NY; Agencia IPB, Quijote Comunicacion Estratégica, Fundacion MAVI, Museo La Tertulia, newspaper El País, and Marca Valle Invencible - Gobernacion del Valle in Cali; and Hispanet Biz Solutions in Texas. And the support of Puro Corazon por Cali, Alcaldía de Cali.

* Registration is free of charge through http://www.cortocircuito.us/

* Award-winning short films from festivals around the world

For the first time, CortoCircuito Latino ShortFest and CortoCircuito Cali will take place at the same time in digital form, streaming simultaneously in four US states (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Texas) and in the department Valle del Cauca in Colombia. In an environment of healthy social distancing, viewers will be able to access films unavailable on other platforms and conversations that seek to build bridges of understanding and inclusion by registering for free at http://cortocircuito.us/2020/

"During these years the two festivals have brought films of interest to the NY and Colombian publics in their fundamental mission of creating spaces that connect stories and their viewers through a dialogue that promotes coexistence, recognition of the other, and inclusion. In this version, termed CortoCircuito: Home Edition, the goal is to present moving stories of high quality emblematic of the motto Empathy: in the place of the other," said Diana Vargas, director and co-founder of CortoCircuito.

CortoCircuito wants to pay tribute to Cuban director Diana Montero, who recently passed away, with the special presentation of her award-winning documentary Abecé.

The festival opens on Tuesday, November 10th at 7 p.m. with the program And the Winner is..., a collection of short films from Latin America, Spain, and Latinos in the U.S., produced in the last two years and awarded at some of the most important film festivals in the world, such as Cannes, Berlin, Guadalajara, Cartagena, and San Sebastian. Among these are Carne (Brazil), La capa azul (Puerto Rico), Suc de Síndria (Spain), El tamano de las cosas (Colombia), Infinite While it Lasts (Brazil), Victoria (Honduras).

The panel The Joys and Difficulties of Making a Short Film will take place on Wednesday, November 11th, at 4 p.m., in which experts from different areas of film production discuss the secrets and tricks filmmakers face while making a short film. The panelists include Alex Lora (Spain), who has won at festivals like Guadalajara and Berlin, and a Goya and Guadí award, and Alberto Ferreras (Spain/Venezuela), who has won at festivals including OutFest, Seattle and is the creator of the series Habla on HBO.

On Wednesday, November 11th, 7 p.m. the festival continues with The Peculiar Side of Life, short films guided by ideas of migration and belonging, and the knowledge that each of us has a story worth seeing. Films shown will talk about recognition of the other, their values and their differences. In Colombia and Valle del Cauca, a new cultural and social phenomenon is being experienced- that of massive immigration. People are arriving from different social and geographical spaces who go on to occupy a place in Valle del Cauca society, altering the everyday relationships of its cities and inhabitants. These are some of the films shown: Insilios (Argentina), Ayataki (Peru), Estas allí? (Espana), La Cachera (Colombia), Ruido (Chile), Amnestia (Brazil)

Thursday, November 12th, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the festival continues with We, the others... family, diversity, coexistence, a program for the whole family focused on finding concepts of empathy and inclusion through stories. Empathy comes from the Greek words that translate to "inside him" and "what he feels", although its real meaning is the primordial ability to put oneself in the place of the other. This program will be put on with the participation of entities such as Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario (INPEC), the Prison Complex of Jamundí and the Agustín Nieto Caballero public school, among others. The program includes the films: All I need is a Ball (Espana), 11:40 (Argentina), Zapatos y la mágica aventura de su creacion (Colombia), Calvario (Espana), La Cachera (Colombia).

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 12th the short films in FeminiStories seek to address the different views of women from a perspective of gender as a cross-sectional element that pushes for both men and women to take action to achieve universal equality. The idea of this program is to open an inclusive dialogue regarding themes that are of interest to not only women - these films aren't simply made by women or about women, but rather deal with achieving inclusion from a feminine perspective. Some of the movies that will be seen are: La abuela del ano (Mexico), Baile (Brazil), La vendedora de Lirios (Argentina), Yun (Chile), Track (Spain). FeminiStories will be realized with the participation of the Political School for the Journey of Peace and Gender Equity, and concludes with Is there a female cinema? Stories of women or for women, a panel discussion at 8pm with renowned Argentine filmmaker and actress Ana Katz, Mexican author Carmen Boullosa, and Mexican director and winner of prizes at Havana and Guadalajara Olivia Luengas.

On Friday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. (NY) and 7:30 p.m. (Cali) the festival closes with two programs: Latinos in the House and Pacífico en Movimiento, aimed at giving visibility to the works of local directors from New York and the Colombian Pacific (Valle del Cauca, Cauca, Narino, Choco); and, as is tradition, the programs close with a discussion with the filmmakers. These are the movies selected: Algo en que creer (U.S.), WTNY (Spain-U.S), Today You, Tomorrow Me (U.S.), Panadero (Dominican Republic-U.S.), Quedé a la orilla (PanAmerican), Ombligada (Tumaco), Poetisas del Perdon (Buenaventura), Miguel el pegajoso (Cali), Totalmente yo (Cali).

Where and how can I watch these programs?

The films will be available free of charge for viewers who register at www.cortocircuito.us, and who are located in the US states of NY, NJ, CT, and TX, and the Valle del Cauca department in Colombia. All foreign-language films will be subtitled in English and Spanish. Each function will have a viewing window of two hours and be restricted according to geographical location. In addition to the streaming of films, an event narrative will be woven through the festival's social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram) in the days leading up to and during with details of the programming, interviews, news, curious facts about the films and their directors, and forums that invite viewers to give their opinion.

Trailer (YouTube): https://youtu.be/Lg_XLUEx5tg

More information and Media Contact:

http://www.cortocircuito.us/ - @cortocircuitoFF @CortoCircuito

New York: Diana Vargas - Artistic Director (917) 658-7735 - cortocircuitoff@gmail.com

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*Photo caption: "All I need is a Ball" (Spain) - Paloma Pujol, the only free-style woman soccer player in Spain.

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