A Poughkeepsie teenager is starring in a short film that will be featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The film is called "Santa Woman" and it was done at the Spark's Media Project in Poughkeepsie. According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the film deals with racial discrimination and stereotypes and a young African American woman wants to be Santa Claus.

"Santa Woman," which was produced in a two-week film intensive in the winter of 2016 at Spark Media, tells the story of Christine Kringel, a young black woman entering a Santa competition

The film was created by Anissa Isaacs and Nyah Sharrock of Poughkeepsie. They worked long hours on the movie, trying to get every aspect of it right. All that hard work paid off because "Santa Woman" was chosen over hundreds of entrees from across the country. It will be featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, which was started by Gardiner resident/movie legend Robert De Niro.

The Sparks Media Project instructs local youth in different aspects of media, such as film making and television production. Congratulations to all involved in the making of the film. Tori - you make a really great Santa!