The Real American

Year: 2015
Country: USA, Belarus, Russia
Director: Darya Zhuk
Cast: Tamara Sevunts, Gerard Assante, Mariah Lee, Carolyn McCormick, John Rothman, Stephen Stapinski, Blue Thompson
Genre: short
Runtime: 12 min.
Age: 16+
Russian exchange student Alya struggles to fit into what it means to be an American teenage girl in 1994 when she realizes her host father has a crush on her.

Awards & Festivals:

Minsk International Film Festival – Special Jury Award (Best Short Film) 
New York Television Festival  –  Award for "outstanding and provocative work"