Fireflies

Available online from 21. July 20:15h

See the world through a different perspective; the naivety, but also the understanding that only youth can bring. Dreams and magic mix with the harsh realities young people around the world often face; from the depths of the Amazon Jungle to the Ghanaian coastline.

AM (Antes Meridiano) / AM (Before Meridian)

Mexico | 2020 | Short Film | 14 Min. | Spanish (English Subtitles)
AM (Antes Meridiano)

Hector sold his grandfather’s old radio player to ask a girl out on a date. His attempt to get it back leads Hector through the entire city and reveals a difficult truth about his grandfather, whose loss of memory makes him unpredictable. Why is he fighting so hard to get his radio back?

Hector sold his grandfather’s old radio player to ask a girl out on a date. His attempt to get it back leads Hector through the entire city and reveals a difficult truth about his grandfather, whose loss of memory makes him unpredictable. Why is he fighting so hard to get his radio back?

Director:
Tanya Alvarez
Screenplay:
Tanya Alvarez
Cinematographer:
Diego Pascal
Editing:
M. Sebastian Molina
Music:
Juan José Rubio
Sound designer:
Tanya Alvarez
Voice:
Antonio Padilla

Hay una sirena bajo la cama / There is a mermaid under the bed

Colombia | 2020 | Short Film | 24 Min. | Spanish (English Subtitles)
Hay una sirena bajo la cama

Late at night, in between heated discussions and memories of the past, a family crafts a jellyfish costume for little Manuel. In the meantime, the boy is visited by a mermaid. The kid’s fantasy and the family dispute make the focus shift to the complex relationship between the women.

Late at night, in between heated discussions and memories of the past, a family crafts a jellyfish costume for little Manuel. In the meantime, the boy is visited by a mermaid. The kid’s fantasy and the family dispute make the focus shift to the complex relationship between the women.

Director:
Omar E. Ospina Giraldo
Producer:
Daniela Segrera
Screenplay:
Omar E. Ospina
Cinematographer:
Yamayay Mendieta
Music:
Mario Flores
Sound designer:
Pablo Martinez
Art director:
Fred De la Rosa

REINA

Germany, Mexico | 2020 | Short Film | 19 Min. | Spanish (English Subtitles)
REINA

Lola turns 15 tomorrow. She is allowed to dress up for her quinceañera – her princess dress and the golden shoes are prepared. First, she has to help her uncle out as a waitress. But in the event’s shady atmosphere, Lola is expected to do more than just waiting tables.

Lola turns 15 tomorrow. She is allowed to dress up for her quinceañera – her princess dress and the golden shoes are prepared. First, she has to help her uncle out as a waitress. But in the event’s shady atmosphere, Lola is expected to do more than just waiting tables.

Director:
Ozan Mermer
Author:
Ozan Mermer
Cast:
Paola Lara Díaz, Julio Gutiérrez Álvarez, Arcelia Ramírez, Alberto Trujillo
Cinematographer:
Daniel J. Zúñiga
Editing:
Sofía A. Machado
Music:
Ina Meredi Arakelian

El silencio del rio / The Silence of the River

Peru | 2020 | Short Film | 14 Min. | Spanish (English Subtitles)
El silencio del rio

On his journey through the jungle, Juan, who lives in a floating house on the Amazon river, explores the mythology of his dreams and the mystery around his father. A meditation on telling stories, pulling us in the little boy’s world.

On his journey through the jungle, Juan, who lives in a floating house on the Amazon river, explores the mythology of his dreams and the mystery around his father. A meditation on telling stories, pulling us in the little boy’s world.

Director:
Francesca Canepa
Screenplay:
Francesca Canepa
Cinematographer:
Christian Valera
Editing:
Gino Moreno
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