SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION 

DOCUMENTARY

ARTHUR KING, CHANGING LANDSCAPES (WAUTERS FARM)

In the Wauters Farm installment of their Changing Landscapes series, Los Angeles based art collective ARTHUR KING travels to a small family farm in rural Iowa in order to gather audio and video field recordings and reuse them creatively in a large-scale, improvisational visual art and music performance within the same setting.

Directors: Brian Canning & Sam Johnson

Country: USA

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 28 from 10AM - 10PM

ESPERÁBAMOS A QUE ANOCHECIERA

WE WAITED UNTIL NIGHTFALL

We Waited until Nightfall revisits repurposed cinemas through haunting images and sounds that trace the practices of belonging still embodied in the theatres’ remains.

Director: Wendy Muñiz & Guillermo Zouain 

Country: Dominican Republic

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 2 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 26 from 10AM - 10PM

GIRLS GROW UP DRAWING HORSES

Society’s capitalist and consumerist views of women amount to little more than their views of horses. with value found in the exploitation appearance and their labor. These relationships and parallels occur to the narrator as she considers her grandma’s life as well as her own.

Director: Joanie Wind

Country: USA

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 3 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 27 from 10AM - 10PM

LA LUCHA DEL REY

THE KING'S FIGHT

Rey Justicia is a professional wrestler with an important career in Wrestling in Mexico. In the privacy of his home, he tells us stories from his life, exploring the exciting day to day in the world of wrestling, one of the most emblematic sports traditions of Mexico, as well as the contrasts, labor exploitation and battles that the fighters have to win outside of the ring.

Director: Christian Duran

Country: Mexico

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 28 from 10AM - 10PM

LO QUE MÁS AMAS

LOVE THE MOST

"I had travelled a long way. Finally, I arrived at the hills, to you, the Magical Town. I wanted to ask what you love the most." The Finnish filmmaker Antti Seppänen arrives in the old mining town of Real del Monte in Mexico. His two simple yet difficult questions for the people he encounters bring about varied and compelling responses concerning love, life and death.

Director: Antti Seppänen

Country: Finland, Mexico

Year: 2018

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 1 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 25 from 10AM - 10PM

SIENDO LA TORMENTA
BEING THE STORM

 An Afro-Colombiana spirals through a storm of self-destruction and the end of an idyllic relationship.

Director: Laura Nuwuanda

Country: Colombia

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 3 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 27 from 10AM - 10PM

SOY NOVILLERA DEL OTRO LADO

I AM A FEMALE BULLFIGHTER FROM LATIN AMERICA

Marlene Cabrera is a young female Mexican novillera (torera (female Bullfighter), perhaps) determined to achieve her goal: to be crowned female torrera in the world's largest arena, and her training space- La Plaza de Toros Monumental de México. The world of Mexican machismo-culture is not as tolerant of Cabrera's ambitions of Cabrera, and while the road is long and difficult. she feels supported by La Virgen de Guadalupe.

Director: Luc Goyn

Country: Belgium, Mexico

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 3 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 27 from 10AM - 10PM

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