Island Dreams is an American short film from 2015, which is represented this year in the Short Film Corner. Here’s our short Q&A with the director, Andres Delgado.

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Andres Delgado

What is your film about?
Island Dreams is a film about what it’s like being in love for the first time. The innocent love you have when you are young. Then how quickly that innocence is taken from you when you realise that life is not a dream.

What are the main topics raised by the story?
This film boils down to innocence being taken from children, through abuse and circumstance. Our protagonist goes through some of life’s strongest emotions in a single day, all the while his mind is trying to get to to escape through dreaming. Love is the only thing that gives them the strength to do what is they believe is right.

Who is the target audience of your film?
I feel that people who remember their youth in a fantastic manner will relate to this film. An audience who remembers their first love, their first kiss, and what it was like to lose it can connect with this film, and embrace the youthful spirit they have inside.

Why did you decided to submit your short film to the Short Film Corner?
The reason that I submitted it to the film corner was because I strongly believe that this is the place where people will truly understand the films voice and connect to it.

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You can find the growing list of interviews of the Short Film Q&A from Cannes, here: http://www.daazo.com/cannes2016qa/info