July 26, 4:00 PM – August 2, 11:00 PM
This is a virtual event. All shorts programs will be available between April 1-30, 2021 and all feature films will be available for ten days between April 8-18, 2021.
I loved each of these diverse stories, alla connected by a common thread of lyricism and saudade. You'll see a young man finding strength in a lost connection, two lovers parting, a long kept secret unveiled, and much more. Curated by Giuseppe Di Caprio
Arcelia and Lulu have been together and away from their families for many decades. Now that they are old, they only depend on each other and no one else. In another part of the city, Julian struggles to explore his identity while living under the umbrella of his conservative mother and macho-minded grandfather. A sudden event will draw an unexpected path between Arcelia and the young Julian.
Directed by Ivan Löwenberg | 2019 | 18 min | Mexico | Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Ivan Löwenberg 18 m Spanish with English subtitles Mexico
The Last Romantics
Two young men share different points of view of the same sexual encounter in a public space.
Directed by João Cândido Zacharias | 2019 | 12 min | Brazil | Portuguese with English subtitles
Directed by João Cândido Zacharias 12 m Portuguese with English subtitles Brazil
Screenshots for a Goodbye
How do we say goodbye? How do we say goodbye when something is broken? What happens when something is broken and we don’t know exactly what? Andrea and Maca are facing the day after a break-up and they are going to struggle with all the difficulties that come after a goodbye. How hard is to say goodbye to someone you have loved?
Directed by Ruth Caudeli | 2019 | 10 min | Colombia | Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Ruth Caudeli 10 m Spanish with English subtitles Colombia
A story about self acceptance; a seemingly happy couple find themselves in disarray as they go through the process of accepting that one of them is transgender.
Directed by Fernando Díaz | 2019 | 18 min | Venezuela | Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Fernando Díaz 18 m Spanish with English subtitles Venezuela
Haiku from a Dead Poet
A poetry film made entirely with a cell phone exploring the regret and longing of a Brazilian immigrant in London.
Directed by Akira Kamiki | 2020 | 5 min | Brazil | Portuguese with English subtitles
Directed by Akira Kamiki 5 m Portuguese with English subtitles Brazil
A short poetic film following Carlito, a young man living in an indigenous village at the heart of the Amazonian jungle, who decided to leave and change his life forever.
Directed by Quentin Lazzarotto | 2018 | 8 min | Peru, France | Ese Ejja with English subtitles
Directed by Quentin Lazzarotto 8 m Ese Ejja with English subtitles Peru, France
Jonathas has been adopted but then returned due to his 'different' way. Inspired by true events.
Directed by Carolina Markowicz | 2018 | 15 min | Brazil | Portuguese with English subtitles
Directed by Carolina Markowicz 15 m Portuguese with English subtitles Brazil
Five Minutes A Day
Jefferson and Jorge now live under the same roof.
Directed by Bob Yang, Frederico Evaristo | 2018 | 10 min | Brazil | Portuguese with English subtitles
Directed by Bob Yang, Frederico Evaristo 10 m Portuguese with English subtitles Brazil