Panorama Short FIlms


 

9546 KM

My World

Sergio García Locatelli


Peru/Spain, Personal Documentary, 2013
4 min, HD, Color
No dialogue with English captions



"I keep searching inside myself to find out if Madrid is truly my city. I came here more than 7 years ago from a place 9546 kilometres away. By day, I feel like a foreigner, even though no one notices unless I speak." This short film has appeared in a variety of festivals worldwide, including Zagreb Dox in Croatia, the iPhone Film Festival, and the 31st Bogotá Film Festival. 

Regional Premiere

www.quechuafilms.com

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Saturday, April 26th 10:00PM

Marchesa Hall & Theatre

Screens before the feature film
LA GRAN FAMILIA ESPAÑOLA

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Años de luz

Years of Light

Aldemar Matias


Cuba/Brazil, History/Biographical Documentary, 2013
13 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

In 1958, Gregorio Rivera presents himself to Fidel Castro's troops in Cuba's Sierra Maestra to fight against Fulgencio Batista's dictatorship. Known for his work as a photographer, he is ordered to fight alongside the rebel army not with a weapon, but with his camera. In AÑOS DE LUZ, “Goyo” revisits the archive of images of the Revolution to tell his story, fighting now against his fading memory. At the Amazonas Film Festival in 2013, AÑOS DE LUZ won the award for Best Documentary Short, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.

 

US Premiere

www.eictv.org

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Friday, April 25th 2:00PM

Mexican American Cultural Center

Screens before the feature-length documentary
ROQUE DALTON, iFUSILEMOS LA NOCHE!
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Cristales

Crystals

Juan Ferro


Spain, Drama/Romance, 2013
19 min, HDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

The day is cold and grey. A car drives on a deserted road. Lucas and Natalia travel in silence. They do not even look at each other as their story shatters into pieces of crystal. The short film premiered at the 15th Madrid Short Film Week and later won the award for Best Fiction Short at the 3rd Corto y Creo Festival in Santander.

 

International Premiere

www.shortfilmagency.com

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Thrusday, April 24th 9:45PM 

Alamo Drafthouse Village 3

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MAPA
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Efeito Casimiro

Casimiro Effect

Clarice Saliby

Brazil, Documentary, 2013
15 min, HD, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles

 

March 8th, 1980, 5:20 AM. In a remote municipality of Rio de Janeiro, 10,000 people watch the sky in silence in hopes of seeing a UFO. Edilson Barbosa, a self-proclaimed messenger from Jupiter, had announced the ET mission a few months before. The arrival of people from all over the world transformed the unlikely town into a UFO Woodstock. EFEITO CASIMIRO has been captivating audiences all over Brazil and internationally, including a stop at the Mumbai Women’s IFF.

 

Texas Premiere

www.facebook.com/efeitocasimiro

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Wednesday, April 23rd 9:45PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 3

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TERESA LA NOVIA DEL LIBERTADOR
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Electrodoméstico

Home Appliance

Erik de Luna


Mexico, Animation/Comedy/Drama, 2013
13 min, Digital 2K, Color
No dialogue

 

Prudencio and Esther's life reflects a civilization plunged into the maelstrom of technology. In an attempt to get their relationship back on track, the couple uses objects to substitute aspects of their own relationship. And now, the sound of the doorbell announces the arrival of a new device, after which, things will never be the same. ELECTRODOMESTICO has entertained audiences worldwide, and has recently won the Rigo Mora Prize for Best Animation Short at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. 


Regional Premiere

www.facebook.com/electrodomestico.corto

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Sunday, April 27 - 4:00PM
Alamo Drafthouse Village 3

Screens before the feature film
ANINA
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En la casa, la cama, y la calle

At Home, in Bed and in the Streets

Elizabeth Miller


Canada/Nicaragua, Social Issue Documentary, 2013
36 min, HDV, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

EN LA CASA, LA CAMA Y LA CALLE follows a Nicaraguan women's rights group, Puntos de Encuentro, as it works to end sexual violence at home, in bed and in the streets. The television drama CONTRACORRIENTE (TURNING THE TIDE) is at the center of their campaign. EN LA CASA gets behind the scenes with this visionary team who is “making television not to get to Hollywood, but to make a difference.”

 

Regional Premiere

www.redlizardmedia.com/website

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Thursday, April 24th 2:00PM

Mexican American Cultural Center

Screens before the feature-length documentary
3 HORAS PARA AMAR
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Femmes de ménage

Cleaning Women

Fernanda Pessoa

Brazil/Portugal, Immigration/Documentary, 2013  
9 min, DSLR, Color
Portuguese, Spanish with English subtitles

 

The French expression “femmes de ménage” can mean two things: first, housekeepers; second, the movement of women. Filmed in Spain, France, and Portugal by a Brazilian director, this is a short film about three women from different countries who have moved out of their homelands and now work as housekeepers. Originally, FEMMES DE MÉNAGE was produced as part of Borderline, a program in the San Sebastián Festival, where it had its world premiere.


Regional Premiere


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Thursday, April 24th 3:30PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 2 

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NENA, SALUDAME AL DIEGO
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Inuit Amalu Adlait Isumagijuniqatiginiiq

Inuit Cree Reconciliation

Zacharias Kunuk, Neil Diamond


Canada, History/Documentary, 2013 
46 min, HDCam, Color/Black & White
Inuktitut, Cree with English subtitles

 

Following a peace celebration, Zacharias Kunuk (Inuit) and Neil Diamond (Cree)--two of Canada's most respected filmmakers--interview Inuit and Cree Elders in the side-by-side communities of Kuujjuarapik and Whapmagootsui. The directors attempt to understand the long and bloody war between the two nations that took place in the 18th century and its impact today. At the 2013 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the film was awarded Best Short Documentary.

 

US Premiere

www.isuma.tv/InuitCreeReconciliation

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Friday, March 25th 6:00PM

St. Edward's University

Screens with the film ÑANZ
Free Screening

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Jeuh kieh a jm hm kahun

The Path of Stone Soup

Arturo Juárez Aguilar, Sarah Borealis

Mexico/USA, Cultural Documentary, 2013  
24 min, HDV, Color
Spanish, Chinanteco with English subtitles

Director Arturo Juárez Aguilar in attendance 

This is the story of stone soup, a nourishing dish that has survived in a village in the highlands of Oaxaca. Passed on through their elders, the millennial recipe is a gift from the ancestors. Men prepare the soup, which they offer in honor of the women, children, and elderly of the village. In this way, THE PATH OF STONE SOUP transmits both ideology and language from generation to generation. 


North American Premiere

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Friday, April 25 - 4:00 PM

Mexican American Cultural Center

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DIPLOMACIA SECRETA
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Juan Night Stand

Adrián Schwarz

Puerto Rico, Romance/Magical Realism, 2013
13 min, RED, Color 
Spanish with English subtitles

Director Adrián Schwarz and composer Ricardo Nazario in attendance
 
Juan has lived all of his life in the mountains of Puerto Rico. Keila moved to the island in search of the paradise her grandmother talked about. Eventually, she is led to Juan's house, where he realizes she is the granddaughter of his first love. When Keila invites him back, Juan is faced with the same decision he had in his past; to follow or to stay. JUAN NIGHT STAND was chosen as part of the Official Selection at the International Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and FIC Hermosillo, among others.

 

Regional Premiere

www.juan-night-stand.com

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Thursday, April 24 - 7:00PM 

Alamo Drafthouse Village 3

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SEX, LOVE & SALSA
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Lonche

Claire Weissbluth


USA, Cultural/Social Issue Documentary, 2013
20 min, HDV, Color
Spanish, English with English, Spanish subtitles

Director Claire Weissbluth in attendance 

This film is a tale of two taco trucks weaving together the narratives of a Salvadoran family's traditional lunch truck that roams the strawberry fields on the Central Coast of California, with a modern Mexican gourmet food truck serving the high-tech companies of Silicon Valley. As we follow along with both restaurants-on-wheels on their daily routes, we see the dedication and struggle that it takes to feed a hungry workforce in these different communities. LONCHE has been delighting international audiences as part of the Official Selection in the Oaxaca, Take Two, and Food & Farm Film Festivals.

 

Regional Premiere

www.lonchefilm.com

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Friday, March 25th 6:30PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 2

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HABLA WOMEN
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Memento Mori

Daniela Wayllace


Belgium/Bolivia, Animation/Experimental, 2012
10 min, Digital, Color/Black & White
No dialogue 

In a mourning ceremony, a photographer takes a picture of a little girl. With sorrowful faces, the mourners leave the room, leaving it surrounded by flowers. Little by little, we get closer to the girl, entering her mind and into the universe of death. MEMENTO MORI has been honored with various awards, including Best Experimental Short at the 9th annual PASTO FICBA in Colombia and Best Animation Short at the Corto Helvétivo al Femminile in 2013.

 

Regional Premiere

www.danielawayllace.be

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Sunday, March 27th 2:15PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 2

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MEMORIAS DE UN SOLDADO
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Milk and Honey 

Daniel Pfeffer


USA, Coming of Age/Suspense/Family Drama, 2013  
23 min, RED/HDCAM/Super 8mm, Color
English

Director Daniel Pfeffer and associate producer Alexandra Brown in attendance

On her fifteenth birthday, Maya Rivera makes the ultimate decision to run away from her abusive foster home. She confesses her escape plans to her loyal boyfriend, Josiah, but little does she know her crazed and jealous stepbrother, Johnny, is hot on their trail.

 

World Premiere

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Saturday, April 26 - 4:00PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 3 

Screens before the feature film
DISRUPTION
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Nanapush et la tortue

Nanapush and the Turtle

Melissa Mollen Dupuis


Canada, Environmental/Cultural Documentary, 2013
4 min, Digital, Color
French with English subtitles 


“The Earth does not belong to mankind. It is man who belongs to the Earth. We know that all things are connected. Everything that happens to the Earth befalls the son of the Earth,” - Squamish Chief. NANAPUSH ET LA TORTUE reveals the struggle of an indigenous people to preserve the environment from oil exploitation.

 

International Premiere

www.wapikoni.ca/movies/nanapush-and-the-turtle

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Thrusday, April 24th 6:00PM

St. Edward's University

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EL CAÑAVERAL
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Ñanz  

Grandfather Volcano

Carlos Gomez, Geodiel Chindicue


Colombia/USA, Documentary/Fiction, 2013
43 min, MiniDV, Color
Nasa Yuwe with English subtitles

 

Deep in the Colombian Andes, a Nasa indigenous community lives amidst the foothills of a snow-capped volcano. When the volcano becomes active, disaster threatens. ÑANZ is the story of a boy in search of meaning through his dreams, and of his community's struggle to find a safe land in which to live.

 

North American Premiere

www.cineminga.org

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Friday, April 25th 6:00PM

St. Edward's University

Screens with the film
INUIT CREE RECONCILIATION
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Náufrago

Shipwreck

Andrew Vargas


Cuba/USA, Drama/Fantasy, 2013
15 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

Saúl is 7 years old and lives locked away in a crumbling house with his mother and gravely-ill father. One day, a mysterious man offers him a way out, but with a condition that will change the destiny of his family and send him forth into an uncertain future. NAUFRAGO has enjoyed success all over the world, including in the Guadalajara International Film Festival in March. 

US Premiere

www.eictv.org

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Saturday, April 26 - 6:30PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 3

Screens before the feature film
EL VERANO DE LOS PECES VOLADORES
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No hay pan

No Bread

Macarena Monrós


Chile, Drama, 2012
20 min, HD, Color 
Spanish with English subtitles

 

Luis (72) is the owner of a little grocery store that suffers a sudden downturn when a supermarket sets up in his neighborhood and he is told that he'll no longer be provided with bread. The man faces a crossroads: close the store, or find another bread supplier to keep his business open. NO HAY PAN has charmed audiences throughout Chile and internationally, winning Best Directing at the 9th Rengo International Film Festival and the Jury Prize for National Short Film at FEMCINE.

 

Texas Premiere

www.nobreadfilm.com 

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Sunday, April 27 - 1:45PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 3

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VIOLA
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No mires ahí  

Don’t Look There

Daniel Romero


Spain, Horror/Suspense, 2013
14 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

Marta goes back to her mother’s house to stay a few days with her little sister. The young girl’s strange behavior and the latent memory of a sad event will lead Marta to suspect that the house is being haunted by an unsettling spector. NO MIRES AHÍ has garnered international attention, winning the Audience Award at Cortópolis 2013 and the Award for Best Direction at the Soul 4 Reel Film Festival in 2014. 

Regional Premiere

www.promofest.org/films/no-mires-ahi

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Thursday, April 24th 7:00PM

Marchesa Hall & Theatre

Screens with the feature film
EL LIMPIADOR

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O Pacote 

The Package

Rafael Aidar


Brazil, Drama, 2013 
18 min, Digital, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles 


In a school on the outskirts of São Paulo, the young Leandro meets Jefferson and his friends. The two boys grow intimate and decide to stick together. But Jeff has something irreversible to tell: he's HIV positive. O PACOTE has begun a whirlwind festival tour, winning Best Film, Best Photography, and Best Score at WILDsound in Toronto, and an Honorable Mention at Promofest.

 

Texas Premiere

www.aurorafilmes.com.br

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Saturday, April 26 - 4:30PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 2

Screens before the feature film
UVANGA
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Snare

Lisa Jackson

Canada, Experimental, 2013  
4 min, HD Video, Color
No dialogue

 

Evocative and haunting, SNARE is a stunning performance-based piece that captures the brutality of violence against Indigenous women, yet celebrates hope for a future illuminated through advocacy and understanding. The original silent, 1-minute version was commissioned by the Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative and premiered at imagineNATIVE 2012.

 

US Premiere

www.movingimages.ca

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Thursday, April 24th 9:45PM

Marchesa Hall & Theatre

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HELI

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The Orphan and the Polar Bear

Neil Christopher


Canada, Animation/Family Friendly, 2013 
9 min, Digital, Color
English  

According to Inuit oral history, long ago, animals had the power of speech, could shift their appearances, and could even assume human form. In THE ORPHAN AND THE POLAR BEAR, a neglected orphan is adopted by a polar bear elder. Under the bear's guidance, the little boy learns the skills he will need to survive and provide for himself. The film has recently begun to play on the international festival circuit, including appearances at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival and the West Chester Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Animated Film.

 

Texas Premiere

www.theorphanandthepolarbear.weebly.com

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Saturday, April 26th 9:30PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 2

Screens before the feature film
MIRADAS MULTIPLES, LA MAQUINA LOCA
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Universal VIP

Ken White, Gyasi Ross


USA, Comedy/Satire/Drama, 2013  
4 min, Digital, Color
English

 

Thelma takes care of everyone’s children but can no longer have one of her own - her greatest desire. She questions why Creator has cursed her. Creator has something to say about that himself. Based on the short story UNWORTHY by Gyasi Ross, UNIVERSAL VIP is a short film written, produced, directed by Natives with an all-Native cast. It recently screened at the American Indian Film Festival and the 10th Annual Indigenous World Film Festival.

 

Regional Premiere

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Wednesday, April 23rd 7:00PM

Marchesa Hall & Theatre

Screens before the feature film
LOS INSOLITOS PECES GATO

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Zero Hour

Dan Carrillo Levy

Mexico/USA, Drama/Suspense, 2013
7 min, Digital, Color
English

 

Lorenzo and Paula are traveling on a straight road that seems to lead nowhere through a vast, empty desert. Their own personal paths instantaneously split, but they are still intertwined by this sudden and resounding event. What happens as they stall on this lonely highway will not only challenge the lovers’ relationship, but it will also create a moral struggle within that could change them forever. ZERO HOUR, written by Guillermo Arriaga, screened to enthusiastic audiences at the Cannes Short Film Corner and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

 

Texas Premiere

www.zerohourfilm.com

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Sunday, April 27th 5:00PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 2

Screens before the feature film
LA CASA DEL RITMO:
A FILM ABOUT LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES
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Zugar Zombie

Alexander Quezada


Colombia, Drama/Fantasy/Horror, 2014  
20 min, Red One, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Beginning with the end and moving backward in time, ZUGAR ZOMBIE weaves the story of how a zombie holocaust came to pass. In a small city in southwest Colombia, things unravel into chaos just as the mayor’s reelection campaign heats up. The film travels back 12 years to the origin of these events, revealing not just the domino effect but how things work in a small Latin American community. After winning the Colombian Cinematographic Development Award for 2012, ZUGAR ZOMBIE has been delighting festival audiences internationally.  

Regional Premiere

www.quevilfilms.com

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Wednesday, April 23rd 9:45PM

Marchesa Hall & Theatre

Screens before the feature film
MUJER CONEJO

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