SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION 
FICTION

72 HOURS

72 HORAS

Jesus is accused of murder, he has 72 hours to prove his innocence. His mother, Rosario, is willing to sacrifice what little she has to avoid going to jail. Before the trial, Jesus confesses the truth to his mother. Now Rosario must decide between saving her son or declaring the truth.

Director: Christian Durán

Country: Mexico

Year: 2020

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4 

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

ARIZONA 1878

In a fortunate twist of fate, two prisoners, Ted Logan and Ricardo Montero, meet with freedom. Fast forward to a desert adventure involving natives and an implacable Marshall. Meanwhile, Ted and Ricardo's cellmate, John Donovan, newly released after eight long years behind bars, sets out with his brother, Frank, to search for those who betrayed him.

Director: Manuel Olaya Muñoz

Country: Spain

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 1 

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

THE DRESS

LA BALDOSA DETRÁS DEL CHARCO

Felipe reads a book at the door of his store. Sofia passes by in a hurry, when an unexpected accident makes her stop suddenly. Something arises between them.

Director: Tomás Rojo

Country: Spain

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4 

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

INSILES - EXILED INSIDE
INSILIOS - EXILADOS EN EL INTERIOR

A trip back to South Patagonia will make Germán reflect on the uprooting, his children and his future. In each decision there is a way to go. But fate can’t lay stones.

Director: Luis Camargo

Country: Argentina

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 3

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

LUZ SHORTFILM

LUZ CORTOMETRAJE

Vicky and Coral are two sisters traveling to the sea to celebrate Coral's 18th birthday. In the middle of the trip, Coral’s independence is challenged by Vicky, who wants protect her as an older sister. This conflict becomes more and more intense until the end of the journey, when the truth is revealed.

Director: Julian Ortiz Vallejo

Country: Colombia

Year: 2020

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 2 

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

MOEBIUS

A YouTuber proposes the idea that the slightest variation in circumstances can cause all the lives of the protagonists to evolve in completely different ways. This is how, from a computer error, a couple meets, others discover infidelity, and a group of people die. All this in the key of black comedy.

Director: Vladimir Vera

Country: Chile, Venezuela

Year: 2020

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 1 

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

REVOLUTION OF SHARP NOTES

BEMOLUCIÓN

 In Latin America, during the military dictatorships of the 20th century, so-called “Black Lists” were concocted. Some artists would be assassinated or forced into exile. Others resisted turning their creations into powerful tools of identity, protest and popular expression. This is the story of a South American composer and pianist, Gustavo “Cuchi” Leguizamón, who goes on a journey of reflections on art, man and politics amidst a background of prohibitions, censorship, and persecution.

Director: Jose Issa

Country: Argentina

Year: 2021

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4 

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

THE RIGHT VINTAGE

Notorious for committing multiple cybercrimes, Sonny Marcato has served his sentence in a prison stationed on the edge of a black hole, where time is essentially frozen. For his release, Sonny requested nothing more than to enjoy his favorite whisky on his way back to Earth… to celebrate what is to come.

Director: Trace Winter

Country: U.S.A.

Year: 2021

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 3 

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

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

 

When a mother picks up her son from school and witnesses his racial bullying, she confronts the apathetic principal.

Director: Eva Contis

Country: U.S.A.

Year: 2020

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 1 

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

SUNDAY DINNER

After the recent death of their parents, a passionate Italian-American family reunites to enjoy their customary Sunday dinner. But one of them has a major confession that threatens to unravel their beloved tradition.

Director: Kevin Mead

Country: U.S.A.

Year: 2020

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 2 

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

TODAY YOU, TOMORROW ME

A modern-day 'Good Samaritan' story. A man late to pick up his daughter gets a flat in the middle of nowhere. An unlikely family stops to help. As the cultural barrier drops, the man leaves changed, with a deeper understanding of love and family.

Director: Christopher Neal

Country: U.S.A.

Year: 2020

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 3 

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

WE: THE BEASTS

NOSOTROS: LAS BESTIAS

In the 1980s, Bolivia is recovering from the military dictatorships that took over the country. Franco, a little boy, starts a friendship with the strange man his mother keeps locked up in their basement. Thinking that he is his father, he tries to free him, finding out truths that he cannot understand.

Director: Marcelo Landaeta

Country: Bolivia

Year: 2021

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 1 

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

VIA RUTA

Candela is 18 years old. Outside the casilla she shares with her grandmother, who raised her, stretches a world she has not yet seen. Candela is pregnant, anguished and alone with nowhere else to go, she tries to terminate the pregnancy. After her grandmother finds her, a race against time begins for the only people willing to face entrenched prejudice from a culture still deeply opposed to abortion and the risk of being criminalized by law.

Director: Vanesa Paredes

Country: Argentina

Year: 2020

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 2 

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

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