SPANISH SHORT FILM 2021

Official Selection of the Spanish Short Film Section.

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BIOGRAPHY OF A WOMAN'S CORPSE

Mabel lozano

(2020) 18 'SPAIN  

A trafficked woman. Shot to death. He looks at us. He speaks to us. It concerns us.

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Mabel lozano

Director

Mabel Lozano (Toledo, Spain, 12/28/1967). Dedicated to the audiovisual world since 2006, she founded the Mafalda Entertainment production company to carry out her projects committed to Human Rights and women.

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57 DAYS

Mario Lumbreras and Laura Brasero

(2020) 14 'SPANISH - SPAIN    

Julio Lumbreras was one of the first patients to enter an ICU in Spain for Covid-19. Through the mobile messages sent by his relatives, we follow his 57 days of fighting against the coronavirus.

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Mario Lumbreras and Laura Brasero

Director

This is Mario's first foray as a documentary short film director after 14 years working in advertising as a Creative Advertising, specialized in Art Direction.

Laura is an announcer and advertising designer, this is her first job as Director of
Documentary short film.

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THE EPHEMERAL

Jorge Muriel

(2020) 20 'SPANISH - SPAIN    ​

Two strangers meet in a subway car. They both bring their past with them. Both look at each other from their present. Both will determine their future in that fleeting, and ephemeral, vital journey that briefly brings them together.

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Jorge Muriel

director

Born in Madrid. He has a degree in Economics and Dramatic Art. In 1999 he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship for the Arts. Study in New York for two years at schools like HB Studio, NY Film Academy, Susan Batson Studio, and the Actors Center. He is a director, actor, producer and screenwriter. His short film ZUMO DE LIMÓN is nominated for the Goya 2010 as best fiction short film.

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FERROTYPES

(2020) 13 'SPANISH - SPAIN

On the day of his eighth birthday, Teo voices his wish to go to the moon. With the passage of time and twenty years later, he sees how his wishes have not been fulfilled. However, there are many ways to get to the moon.

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Director

He directs his second short film after “Nada Grave” (2016). She graduated in Textual Interpretation in 2009 from RESAD. He has completed his training with Andrés Lima, Ángel Gutiérrez and Catalina Lladó. In recent years she has worked as an actress in numerous plays, television series, feature films and short films. In addition, he is part of La Extraña, a theater company that investigates the work of Bertolt Brecht, author of "The exception and the rule," a work with which he is on tour.

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STAINS

Roger villarroya

(2020) 5 'WITHOUT DIALOGUES- SPAIN  

A man washes his hands.

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Carlos Gonzalez

director

Roger has shot various prestigious shorts such as Espectadores , Morales or Una question of etiquette .
His recent short film Nana won more than twenty awards at prestigious film festivals and the short film
Stains is currently on the festival circuit. Roger is currently writing his first feature film.

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BEFORE I DIE

Iker Esteibarlanda

(2020) 14 'ENGLISH - SPAIN   

On a small island in Lake Victoria, Kenya, fishermen believe they have the right to everything. Meanwhile, women and girls are forced to carry the slab of silence. On an intimate journey to her childhood memories, a young woman decides to tell her story to free herself from her burden and find her way to hope ...

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Iker Esteibarlanda

director

He works as a director, screenwriter and editor. After premiering his first short film entitled Beneath the Trees (2014) at international festivals and being the youngest director in the Official Section of the 15th Lanzarote Film Festival, he has developed his career in the field of documentary film, interspersing it with the making of videos corporate, but always telling human stories. Before I Die  (2020) is his second short film.

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THE DANCE OF THE ESTORNINO

Barbara Fernandez

(2020) 13 'SPANISH -  SPAIN  

A relationship that runs through the streets of Madrid in the 80s in which our protagonist, far from all the cultural revolution of the time, lives his love story in absolute secrecy. Her boyfriend ends up disappearing without a trace and the only memory she has of him are the letters she never sent her. Already in old age, he remembers that time again and reflects on love and loss.

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Barbara Fernandez

Director

Graduated in Cinema from the TAI School of Madrid, she has worked in the Photography Department for Netflix, Amazon Prime and Movistar series. He directs his own projects, which begin to sound strong in different international festivals. 

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ERROAK

Sergio Azkarate

(2021) 18 'BASQUE - SPAIN

Following the stories of different inhabitants of different towns in the province of Araba, we will learn about the situation of the countryside and rural areas in this province, where depopulation is leaving the towns empty, as well as the concerns and dreams of these inhabitants, who are struggling to maintain I live in rural Alava.

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Sergio Azkarate

director

Audiovisual student and graduated in 2017, Erroak is Sergio Azkarate's debut feature

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WILD

Raul Gonzalez

(2021) 5 'SPANISH- SPAIN

Maite Sánchez decides to make a change of life and leaves her life in the city behind to enter a life in the mountains, a life where survival, self-sufficiency and self-consumption prevail. She becomes the rancher of the last wild cow, the Betizu, a breed that is almost in extinction. This breed is raised in the wild in the mountains of Goizueta where she and her family live and share their lifestyle.

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Raul Gonzalez

director

He has combined projects such as the documentary short film 948243040 (dedicated to the Tel. De la Esperanza de Navarra) with some external incursion in the script for TV for TVE and the assistance in directing and original script of the documentary SANdEDRO (dir. Iñaki Arbilla), which also explores the bond of a town with its fluctuating inhabitants throughout its history.

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ONE 2 ONE

Nestor Ruiz

(2020) 18 'SPANISH - SPAIN

Flavio León is a renowned internationally acclaimed filmmaker. On the occasion of the premiere of his latest film “Luz y Oscuridad” and the imminent celebration of the European Film Awards, he has access to a One2one interview where his interviewer, Andrea, will review his career, his life and try to get to know Flavio more personally. But is this Flavio more "Light" or more "Darkness"?

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Nestor Ruiz

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Director and Director of Photography. Among his outstanding works as a director we find BARAKA. With more than 100 international selections in festivals, among which is Tribeca 2016. And nominated for the Goya awards for best Fiction Short Film. Among his most recent works are the direction of the short film The Method and the photography direction of the short film Ferrotipos produced by Huaorani Films and starring Alba Flores. Right now he is immersed in the development of what will be his first feature film, "Unfollow".

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XUETILANDIA

Carme quetglas

(2021) 20 'CATALAN - SPAIN

The documentary short film aims to publicize an exclusive historical event on the island of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain); the persecution suffered by the descendants of converted Jews, that is to say, the Chueta (Xuetes in Catalan).

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Carme quetglas

director

Carme Quetglas Poncell was born in Palma (Mallorca, Balearic Islands) in 1988. She has a degree in Pedagogy and a degree in Documentary Film. Master in Teacher Training from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), currently working as a teacher.

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CINDERELLA SWING

Miryam Ballesteros

(2020) 3 'SPANISH - SPAIN

At the Brothers Grimm institute, where all the characters from the world of stories study in adolescence, the end-of-year dance is held. In the best of the party, the hand of a Giant kidnaps the Prince and Cinderella comes to his rescue. Nothing will be as we expected.

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Miryam Ballesteros

Director

He graduated in Journalism and studied film, television and animation at New York University, BBC, EAVE, CARTOON etc. He founded MB prod. and IMIRA and has worked as a producer and director directing, among others, the animation series LUCKY FRED, SANDRA DETECTIVE DE CUENTOS AND LOLA AND VIRGINA that have been sold in more than 100 countries

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INTERIOR PATIOS

David Serón

(2021) 12 'SPANISH - SPAIN

Interior patios is born from the homonymous poems written by Laura Estrada and published by Editorial Graviola. In this short film, each poem is a piece: a disastrous kitchen, an unmade bed or a reflection. Thus, the audiovisual format responds to a poetic voice that knows the break with childhood, culture or couples; that recognizes what was and what will no longer be.

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David Serón

director

He studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Navarra between 2016 and 2020. Right now he is distributing his debut film, El abrazo del Pirineo, which has 10 official selections at festivals in Spain, Venezuela, India and Israel. His latest project is the documentary short Rasmia, made together with the SEI Association and the Transpirenaica Social Solidaria for migration policies of the Government of Navarra.

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LARRUA JO

Erik Rodriguez

(2021) 22 'EUSKERA - SPAIN

Falling in love with your best friend is not easy. Avoiding the topic, not talking about it and feeding the fantasies is something that takes its toll. Knowing that the red line is being crossed is not always a reason to stop. Sometimes, it is necessary to collide with reality to believe it. Gentzane, a young woman settled in her own reality, justifies each of her acts to be close to the person she loves.

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Erik Rodriguez

director

He graduated in Film and Audiovisual Media in the specialty of art direction from ESCAC. After writing, carrying out and collaborating on various audiovisual projects within the university, he wrote and directed “Larrua jo” once he finished his degree. Previously, he participated in several productions of Marc Ferrer, who will mark him a lot. In the last year of university, he co-directs, in the art specialty, a collective feature film entitled “OVELLA”, developed within the academic framework.

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S13P15A

Jesus Loniego

(2021) 1 'WITHOUT DIALOGUES - SPAIN

Even the most unsuspected dangers are marked.

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Jesus Loniego

director

Born in Madrid. He trained at the Factoría del Guión with Pedro Loeb and at the Metropolis Film School. He is a director, screenwriter and producer. He has made short fiction (HQ, A cinephile in the forest, Return to say hello) that have several national and international selections. In 2021,  expands into animation with his first stop-motion short S13P15A  and gets into the production of films such as Associate Producer's The Nanny's Night and recently, in the action movie Id Coming ,  executive producer.

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NIGANDIK

Imanol G. Gurrutxaga

(2020) 15 'EUSKERA - SPAIN

Joxe (70) wants to protect his childhood home, which is now being demolished. Although they are maintaining the appearance of the facade in order to maintain the romantic aesthetic of that urban area, they are totally destroying it from the inside and thus building modern homes. Joxe, who is also experiencing an accelerated aging and destruction process, and who finds it increasingly difficult to remember who he is and who he was, has become obsessed with saying goodbye and remembering with the dignity that his own life has been. The same one that now seems to fade.

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Imanol G. Gurrutxaga

director

"Nigandik" is his second professional short film, in which he repeats with several members of the technical-artistic team of his previous short film. This is the most ambitious and solid project of the Basque director, which is funded by the Basque Government and the Lazkao City Council.
Among his next projects for 2021, he is developing the script for what he intends to be his first feature film.