Narrative Shorts Competition

Cincuenta
Fifty

Manuela Montoya

Colombia/Cuba, Drama, 2010
10 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

Marina, a 50-year-old Cuban woman, is celebrating her birthday with those who have not left the country. Not only a look at loneliness and aging, Cincuenta also shows the bittersweet act of confronting one's own expectations of their life's work.

 

North American Premiere

www.eictv.org

 

Producer: Leonardo Maia
Production Companies: EICTV
Screenwriter: Manuela Montoya, Edgar Soberón
Cinematographer: Felipe Díaz
Editor: Odalie Reyes
Sound Design: Denis Godoy
Cast: Isabel Santos, Idalmis García, Margarita del Pozo
Print Source: Jorge Rey - EICTV, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Cincuenta

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 7:00 PM

Opens for Go For It!

 

 

Efecto dominó
Domino Effect

Gabriel Gauchet

Cuba/Germany, Drama, 2010
28 min, Super16mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

It is evening in a Havana neighborhood, and a group of men are playing a game of dominoes while their wives are chatting. Suddenly a young man stumbles across a young girl injured in the park nearby. It appears as if the girl has been raped. The girl is the granddaughter of Mercedes and Ramón, and soon the chauvinist tendencies of Ramón and the other neighborhood men escalate to shocking levels as they hunt unceasingly for a culprit.

 

North American Premiere

www.gabrielgauchet.com

 

Producer: Gabriel Gauchet
Production Companies: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Academy of Media Arts)
Screenwriter: Gabriel Gauchet, Francisco García González
Cinematographer: Christiane Buchmann
Editor: Manuel Iglesias, Leopoldo Nakata
Sound Design: Gustavo Fioravante
Music: Marc Hupfeld
Cast: Alina Rodríguez, Enrique Molina, Luis Alberto García, Yoset Puentes
Print Source: Oliver Filser - Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Academy of Media Arts), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Efecto Domino

 

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 4:00 PM

Opens for El agua del fin del mundo


 

Gato encerrado
Cat in a Box

Peque Varela

Spain/Argentina, Animation/Experimental, 2010
No dialogue

 

How many lives does a cat have? It all depends on where you come from. Follow us in the journey of the quantum cat; he does not know whether he is dead or alive.

 

North American Premiere

www.pequevarela.com

 

Producer: Silvina Cornillon
Production Companies: Argallando
Screenwriter: Peque Varela
Cinematographer: Neus Olle
Editor: Fiona Desouza
Sound Design: Chu-Li Shewring
Music: Natalie Holt
Print Source: Silvina Cornillon – Argallando, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Gato encerrrado

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 4:00 PM

Opens for A Alegria

 

 

La noche y el universo
The Night and the Universe

Gabriel Lizama

Chile, Drama/Comedy, 2010
11 min, MiniDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

Apolo and Talia are watching the final results of Miss Universe 1987, the year Cecilia Bolocco wins. This creates a crisis for Talia who no longer feels as if she is beautiful enough for her husband.

 

World Premiere


Producer: Jorge Bedriñana
Production Companies: Instituto Profesional ARCOS, Mira Lo Que Trajo La Diligencia
Screenwriter: Gabriel Lizama, Natalia Gallegos
Cinematographer: Roberto Ormazabal
Editor: Gabriel Lizama
Sound Design: Alberto Gajardo, Gabriel Lizama
Music: Claude Debussy, Ludwig van Beethoven
Cast: Camila Torres, Rodrigo Inzuza
Print Source: Andrea Sarabia D. - IP ARCOS, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

La_noche_y_el_universo

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 12:30 PM

Opens for Gestación

 

 

La pelota de fútbol
The Soccer Ball

Laura González Fernández

Spain/Uruguay, Drama, 2009
11 min, DVCPro HD, Color
Spanish, Moroccan with English subtitles

 

A Latino boy, a Spanish girl, and a Moroccan boy want to play soccer together, but their parents are opposed to the interaction.

 

North American Premiere

lapelotadefutbol.blogspot.com

 

Producer: Laura González Fernández
Production Companies: La Uruguaya Films
Screenwriter: Laura González Fernández
Cinematographer: David Avila
Editor: Thomas Prinzivalli
Sound Design: Manuel Manzano, Martín Gamarra
Music: Batuseira y Bitxo Malo
Cast: Brandon Lastra, Mohamed El Kadmiri, Andrea Parada, Cecilia Voter
Print Source: Laura González Fernández - La Uruguaya Films, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

La_pelota_de_futbol

Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 7:00 PM

Opens for Jean Gentil

 

 

Luna
Moon

Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas

Mexico, Animation, 2010
8 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

In a busy city full of motorized beings controlled by time, a little girl named Zoe will discover a beautiful moon in the middle of the chaos.

 

Texas Premiere

www.imcine.gob.mx

 

Producer: Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas
Production Companies: IMCINE
Screenwriter: Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas
Cinematographer: Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas
Editor: Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas
Sound Design: Daniel Hidalgo, Jerónimo Gorráez, Adolfo Hernández, Víctor Barragán, Eduardo Gaytán
Music: Daniel Hidalgo, Tomás Barreiro
Cast: Raúl Cárdenas, Rafael Cárdenas, Mauricio Solís, Maribel Valdés
Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Luna

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 7:30 PM

Opens for Habana Eva

 

 

Lupano Leyva

Felipe Gómez

Mexico, Surrealist Drama, 2009
14 min, 35mm, Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles

 

Lupano Leyva, a federal soldier, is injured in one of the battles of the Mexican Revolution. After Death imprisons him, he is forced to confront his inevitable demise.

 

Regional Premiere

www.imcine.gob.mx

 

Producer: Claudia Valdez
Production Companies: IMCINE
Screenwriter: Felipe Gómez, Alejandro Valle
Cinematographer: Javier Morón
Editor: Felipe Gómez
Sound Design: Isabel Muñoz Cota, Pablo Fernández, Miguel Molina
Music: Alfonso Figueroa
Cast: Roberto Sosa, Gerardo Taracena, Ángeles Cruz, Mario Zaragoza, Rubén Cristani, Alejandro Felipe, Horacio García Rojas
Print Source: Javier Núñez - IMCINE, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Lupano_Leyva

 

 

Por que las babosas no comen sal
Why Slugs Don't Like Salt

José Corral

Spain, Comedy, 2010
24 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

J. J. Coco, upon his manager's insistence, has to write a commercial screenplay. At the same time, his mistress asks for expensive gifts and his ex-wife, together with their child, yells furiously at him. The Hero snivels, the Policeman menaces, the Baron is obsessed with money, the Crazy Scrap Dealer dreams about dominating them all, and Leopold, the slug, is just looking for some food. Sounds like an absurd story... it is.

 

Texas Premiere


Producer: José Corral
Production Companies: Rana Films
Screenwriter: José Corral
Cinematographer: Carlos Malder
Editor: José Corral
Sound Design: Gabriel Gutierrez
Music: Pablo Barahona, Gonzalo Givaja
Cast: Paco Obregon, Balbino Lacosta, Eduardo Antuña, Carlos Velasco, Helena Carrion, Manolo Caro
Print Source: Gorka Leon - The House of Films, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Por_que_las_babosas_no_comen_sal


Alamo South Lamar - Sun. April 24 3:30 PM

Opens for Verano de Goliat

 

 

Shimásání

Blackhorse Lowe

USA, Drama, 2009
15 min, 35mm, Black & White
Navajo with English subtitles

 

In the late 1920s on the serene Navajo reservation, Mary Jane spends her time daydreaming and tending to her family's flock of sheep under the customs and guidance of her Másání (grandmother). When her older sister, Anne Mae, flees from boarding school, she returns to the reservation with a world geography book. The images in the book reveal new worlds that are "just over the mountain." Conflicted by her obedient nature and her curious imagination, Mary Jane must privately decide her own fate: to maintain her typical lifestyle alongside the sheep and Másání, or to depart into the exotic, unknown world shown on the pages of the book.

 

Texas Premiere

www.shimasani.com, www.blackmesaentertainment.com, www.killerwhaleprm.org

 

Producer: Chad Burris
Production Companies: Másání
Screenwriter: Blackhorse Lowe
Cinematographer: Smokey Nelson
Editor: Blackhorse Lowe
Sound Design: David Stevens
Cast: Brigadier Brown, Carmelita B. Lowe, Noelle Brown
Print Source: Michelle Svenson - Killer Whale PR+M/Black Mesa Entertainment, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Shimasani

 

Alamo South Lamar - Sat. April 23 9:45 PM

Opens for On the Ice

 

 

¡Una carrerita, doctor!
A Doctor's Job

Julio O. Ramos

Peru/USA, Dark Comedy, 2010
10 min, Super16mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles



In Lima, Peru, a city that challenges his pride and work ethics, an ER physician, Ramon Moran, has to drive a taxicab in order to make ends meet. A Doctor's Job shows the struggle most professionals go through in third world countries.

 

World Premiere


www.unacarreritadoctor.com

 

Producer: Luisa Amanda Huaruco
Production Companies: UCLA Department of Film, TV & Digital Media
Screenwriter: Julio O. Ramos
Cinematographer: Phil Klucsarits
Editor: Julio O. Ramos
Sound Design: Omar Pareja
Music: Leslie Patten, Christian Saglie
Cast: Miguel Iza, Luis Menezes, Christian Ojeda, Giancarlo Infante, Hortensia Priale, Gianella Solorzano
Print Source: Julio O. Ramos, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Una carrerita doctor

Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 9:45 PM

Opens for Te creís la más linda... (pero erís la más puta)