SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION
Curated by Artemio Narro & Sarah Shamash
Director: Calí dos Anjos
Brazil, 9.47 min
Tailor is a young cartoonist from Rio de Janeiro who started drawing to express the issues he was facing around transsexuality, as well as telling the stories of other transgender people like Bernardo, who embodies the roles of both mother and father.
Semillas de Guamúchil
Director: Carolina Corral Paredes
Mexico, 16.49 min
Five women who discovered creative writing in prison, now share their poetry in freedom.
Director: Raúl Zendejas Escandón
Mexico, 13.48 min
After the death of his mother, Emilio tries to cope with his grief. While he spends time in the pool, Emilio revives a memory of his childhood in which he felt loved and protected by his mother.
Director: Cecilia Cartasegna
Argentina, 19 min
After months of quiet retreat caused by a loss that has left Sofia emotionally paralyzed, a symbolic awakening occurs. Life and death instincts vie for prominence in a silent and intimate war.
Director: Carlos Trujano
Mexico, 8.13 min
In a hostile environment, a young boy is confronted by a cruel circumstance, making the line that divides victim from victimizer ambiguous.
Director: Simón Mesa Soto
Colombia, 14 min
Sixteen-year-old Andrea leaves her neighbourhood in the hills of Medellin to attend a downtown casting call for a porno film.
THE FUTURE IS IRREVOCABLE
El porvenir es tan irrevocable
Director: Silvina Estévez
Argentina, 15 min
Buenos Aires, 1947. A parliamentary debate about women’s right to vote is broadcast on the radio. Certain deputies claim that women are inferior to men and that they must not be allowed to influence the future of the country. Meanwhile Maria’s mother is late coming home from work.
Director: Gui Campos
Brazil, 14 min
At the dawn of existence, a rose blooms with the caresses of the last rays of the sun. Rosinha is a short story about love and sexuality in old age, and the struggle to overcome social conventions.
With special thanks to the Vancouver Short Film Festival for supporting our Short Films in Competition Program for the past five years!