SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION 
DOCUMENTARY

AQUARIUM

ACUARIO

Animation, documentary and fiction merge in the effort to find the right ways to communicate the sensations experienced during a daily trip through the big city after the exhausting days of contemporary life. An exploration through collective pain and empathy, where small human gestures are amplified like ripples in water. Deeply personal, metaphorical, political and surreal.

Director: Ricardo L. Morambuena

Country: Chile

Year: 2020

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SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 3

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 23 from 10AM - 10PM

AUTUMN WINGS

ALAS DE OTOÑO

Autumn Wings is an experimental audiovisual essay made during the coronavirus lock down in May 2020. The short is a lament for the feelings of closure and vulnerability that the pandemic brought.

Director: Pedro Dantas

Country: Brazil, Chile

Year: 2020

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 2 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 22 from 10AM - 10PM

BETWEEN OBLIVION AND PEACE

ENTRE EL OLVIDO Y LA PAZ

This is the story of Tumaco itself: A history of defense, appropriation of the territory, and of our culture. It’s a story of resilience to oblivion and a tireless struggle to live in peace.

Director: Luz Mary Rosero

Country: Colombia

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 3 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 23 from 10AM - 10PM

CHALK, WAR, TIME / RECOVERED ABSENCES

GUERRA, TIZA, TIEMPO / AUSENCIAS RECUPERADAS

The IMPA factory is one of the first of a large movement of 'recovered factories' that emerged as a response to the economic crisis that pushed many businesses to bankruptcy and threatened the jobs of thousands of workers. Through images and anecdotes spread out between the rusty machines, this short film seeks the human face and the deepest dimensions of the recovery.

Director: Philippine Sellam

Country: Argentina

Year: 2020

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 2 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 22 from 10AM - 10PM

THE LAYERS OF A BAKER

PANADERO

“The Layers of a Baker” is a short, character-driven documentary about the life of a small business owner in Washington Heights, NYC, as he struggles to keep his business afloat. In this process, Marcos, a baker, has lost his family and home, now he sleeps in a room within the same shop, and many times he takes refuge in alcohol. Marcos has gradually entered a vicious circle that has not allowed him to change this lifestyle.

Director: Carla Franchesca

Country: U.S.A.

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 1 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 21 from 10AM - 10PM

LIMBO

Two families wait in anguish, in their tiny village in rural Morocco, for the return of their relatives' bodies after they tried to reach Spain, and a better future, on a small boat, which capsized more than one year ago.

Director: Juan Paullier

Country: Spain, Uruguay

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 24 from 10AM - 10PM

MEMORY MINK

MINKA DE LA MEMORIA

ANFASEP (the association of relatives of the missing in Peru) organizes a minka (communal task) in the area of La Hoyada in Ayacucho, where hundreds of civilians were executed extrajudicially, incinerated or buried in clandestine graves by members of the Peruvian army during the eighties.

Director: Luis Cintora

Country: Peru

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 3 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 23 from 10AM - 10PM

PREJUDICES

PREJUICIOS

A group of filmmakers tells us about the prejudices they have suffered in their day to day, an experience that reflects their society. They are both filmmakers and protagonists of their own story, seeking to demystify our ethnic-social imaginary and show reality in its complexity.

Director: Felipe Portocarrero Banguera

Country: Colombia

Year: 2019

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SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 24 from 10AM - 10PM

VIRUS

Two manuscripts found during the COVID-19 quarantine among the belongings of a dead father are used by his daughter to try to reconstruct the past and weave hypotheses about what she will never know. Another virus involved, AIDS, runs through a story loaded with suspense and intrigue. Languages, bodies accommodating, pandemics, capitalism, wars and the resistance of vulnerable bodies to attacks and invasions of real or symbolic viruses are the common thread of this documentary story.

Director: María Emilia Castañeda

Country: Argentina

Year: 2020

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SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 24 from 10AM - 10PM