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All films are in Spanish and subtitled in English

2016 Screenings

Name

Description

"Life Sentence"
Short Crime-Drama

ADENA PERPETUA narrates the story of a psychoanalyst called to interview and evaluate a man accused of a hideous crime against a minor. As the interview unfolds, he discovers a truth that will take the audience to an unexpected finale.

Un psicoanalista es llamado para entrevistar a un joven acusado de cometer abusos deshonestos contra un menor.

"Cozumel Island: A Paradise in the Modern Caribbean"
Short Documentary

A documentary about the richness of Cozumel Island, and its underwater world of reefs, marine life and cultural heritage. This documentary shows how Cozumel Island is a great destination with many conservancy projects, programs and wonders.

"I've Just Had a Dream"
Short Drama

Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.

Irene tiene ocho anos y acaba de despertar de un sueno horrible.

"Huicholes: Los Ultimos Guardianes del Peyote"
Feature Documentary

The urgent story about the mystical Wixaarika People, one of the last pre-Hispanic alive cultures in Latin America, and their struggle against the Mexican government and multinational mining corporations to preserve Wirikuta; their most sacred territory and home of the peyote cactus.

La historia de la peregrinacion a Wirikuta y la lucha del Pueblo Wixarika por mantener con vida ese territorio sagrado ante las concesiones otorgadas a empresas mineras en todo el area. El hogar del peyote, su medicina ancestral.

"Por no morir nada mas vernos"
Short Romantic-Drama

Mark and Clare are a couple that bypasses a good time in their relationship; coexist but hardly speak, share space but hardly look .

Marcos y Clara son una pareja que no pasa por un buen momento en su relacion; conviven pero apenas hablan, comparten el espacio pero casi no se miran.

"Conversa"
Short Comedy

In a cafe, a man sits down at a table to meet a woman . A chit-chat unfolds in a beautiful, human and very sensible dialogue. The short is a tribute to an Uruguayan poet and writer Mario Benedetti.

En un cafe, un hombre se sienta a la mesa para coocer una mujer. Un charla se desenvuelve de una manera sorprendente. Un dialogo humano, sensible e lleno de ironias. Este corto es un homenaje al poeta Uruguayo Mario Benedetti.

"Kidnap Capital"
Feature Suspense-Thriller

Trapped and tortured inside a Phoenix 'Drop House' after being captured in the Arizona desert, a group of helpless, illegal migrants must unite and find a way to escape the violent Human Kidnapping Ring holding them hostage.

Atrapado y torturado en el interior de una casa de Phoenix 'drop' despues de ser capturado en el desierto de Arizona, un grupo de indefensos, los migrantes ilegales deben unirse y encontrar una manera de escapar de la violenta banda de secuestradores humano como rehenes.

"Hazing"
Feature Drama

Everybody knows hazing exists, but nobody talks about it. But sometimes freshmen suffer humiliation, debasement and harassment, with no choice. This is the story of Alex, a fresher who rejects hazings, and Carla, a fresher who doesn't care too much about it. Between them, the two opposite ways of face hazing, will grow a loving relationship, who help them to overcome the problems. Based on true events that the director himself experienced.

Novatos quiere poner sobre la mesa el problema de la existencia de un secreto a voces, las novatadas, en los Colegios Mayores y el desconocimiento real que existe en la sociedad espanola en torno a ellas y la repercusion que tiene sobre la propia juventud que las sufre y las ejerce, modelandoles en el mundo y construyendo un propio mundo alrededor de ellos. Que la razon final que lleva a la resignacion a la mayor parte de los estudiantes que sufren las novatadas sea la "venganza", el que un ano o dos despues ellos mismos podran ser quienes las ejerzan, devolviendoselas a otros, es un circulo vicioso que fomenta que las mismas humillaciones se perpetuen en el tiempo. Creemos que el conocimiento de la realidad de los Colegios Mayores puede ayudar a padres y alumnos, asi como ser el paso para la erradicacion de las novatadas en nuestras universidades. Pelicula basada en la historia real de su director, Pablo Aragues.

"Valles de las Cabras"
Short Crime-Drama

A man with a terminal illness, steals a large amount of money to a criminal organization at the border between Mexico / US. This with the sole objective of securing the future of his family.

Escolani, un "pollero" (traficante de inmigrantes) de 35 anos con una enfermedad terminal, trata desesperadamente de asegurar el futuro de su joven esposa e hija robando una gran suma de dinero de una organizacion criminal. Situado en el desierto, en la frontera entre Mexico y los EE.UU., Ascolani y su companero "Felipe" se encuentran con el peligro en su intento de escapar de "Galo", el hombre asignado para saldar cuentas.

"Un encuentro"
Short Drama

Susana moved from Leon to Madrid and now she works in a consultancy. During her journeys to work by Metro, she gets to know a stranger.

Susana se ha trasladado de Leon a Madrid y trabaja en una consultoria. En sus trayectos en Metro, empieza a entablar relacion con un desconocido.

"2.5% The Osa Peninsula"
Short Documentary

Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, the most biologically intense place on Earth, faces tourism development that threatens to destroy it, and only its local communities can save it.

La Peninsula de Osa en Costa Rica, el lugar biologicamente mas intenso sobre la tierra, enfrenta el desarrollo del turismo, que amenaza con destruirlo, y solo puede salvar a sus comunidades locales.

"Debris"
Short Drama

Caught in the gears of the 2014 US immigration crisis, when over 52,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the border, twelve-year old Ana arrives at an immigration detention center with nothing but the clothes on her back, her mute, younger brother, and a treasured music box. She soon finds that seeking safety will cost more than she bargained for.

"Freaking Actors"
Feature Comedy

When we talk about the "actors", we always think of the famous ones, those who everyone loves and admires... But who cares about the overwhelming majority of them: the unknown, those who are not and may never be famous? Through MAD, a charismatic character, we tell the daily struggles and hopes of an entire group of Mexican actors: These "freaking actors" make us discover the other side of the coin of this life led by a common dream: to succeed!

Con "Pinches Actores", a traves de MAD (la cuarentena), un personaje carismatico, atipico e inventivo, es la vida, la "chinga", las esperanzas, los fracasos y logros de todo un grupo de actores de Mexico que contamos: Sandra, Jonathan, Karina, Jorge o Freddy, los cuales, con sus experiencias y vivencias, nos hacen descubrir el dia a dia de ser actor.

"Munich"
Short Romantic-Drama

Two young guys want to go to work to Germany. They live in a little village and they're willing to start a new life far away from there. They're travelling on an old sidecar motorcycle, a three seat vehicle that envelops them in a love triangle.

Dos jovenes quieren irse a trabajar a Alemania. Viven en un pequeno pueblo y desean empezar una nueva vida lejos de alli. El viaje van a hacerlo sobre una vieja vespa con sidecar, vehiculo de tres plazas que les envuelve en un triangulo amoroso.

"Uncensored: Narco Journalism"
Short Documentary

UNCENSORED is a documentary about violence against journalists and the importance of freedom of the press to a free, democratic state. Through the lives of three Colombian journalists, the film recounts the peril journalists endured while covering Colombia's narcoterrorism violence in the 1980s during the reign of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel, the 1990s during the rise of corruption in the military and 2000s during a behind-closed-doors oppressive administration.

Muchos periodistas sobrevivieron... pero algunos no fueron tan afortunados.

"Nomeolvides"
Short Drama

A week after the death of her husband, Silvia moved with her daughter, Maria, to Madrid to be closer to the set where Maria works as an actress. A few months later, her parents send a forget-me-nots to remind her that she has abandoned them.

Una semana despues de la muerte de su marido, Silvia se traslada con su hija, Maria, a Madrid para estar mas cerca del plato donde Maria trabaja como actriz. Unos meses mas tarde, sus padres le envian unas nomeolvides para recordarle que les ha aband.

"Modern Heroes: A Sports Rhapsody"
Feature Documentary

Spain. Year 2013. After his two more successful decades, the Spanish Sport begins its decline. The different social changes in the country, have made his citizens have a much more critical perspective of sporting events. In this context, a young filmmaker prepares his camera to make a film about some of the best sportsmen and sportswomen of the Nation. Before the end of their Glorious Age. Before their feats are not longer made of the material with which Legends are forged with.

HEROES MODERNOS, la pelicula que reune a varios de los mejores deportistas del pais.

"The Land of Exodus"
Short Crime-

Obed, a Mexican street kid with hopes of making it to America, leads a recently kidnapped American teenager to the Mexico/United States border.

Obed, un chico de la calle mexicana con la esperanza de llegar a Estados Unidos, lleva un adolescente americano secuestrado recientemente a la frontera Mexico/Estados Unidos.

"Alma"
Feature Romantic-Comedy

Alma is a funny bipolar woman that kicks her husband out of the house because he is tired of her illness. He will do everything it takes to get her back.

Fernando esta casado con Alma, una mujer bipolar, que lo echa de la casa. Hasta que reconoce que ella es su Alma gemela.

"Club Frontera"
Feature Documentary

Club Frontera is a riveting documentary about the Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles (Xolos) professional Mexican soccer team and their positive impact on the city of Tijuana, Mexico. The compelling film follows players, fans, political figures, sports personalities, and enthusiasts from both sides of the border as they share their personal stories of how the newly emerging success of the Xolos is changing Tijuana for the better.

Un documental completo sobre como el equipo profesional Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles del futbol mexicano esta teniendo un impacto positivo en la ciudad de Tijuana.

"Mano a Mano"
Feature Suspense-Thriller

After crossing the US border, two undocumented immigrants must run for their lives while being hunted by vigilante minutemen.

"Mi peor enemiga"
Short Romantic

Lara is a teen with anorexia complex, humiliated and abused by the girl than lives with her, his worst enemy. Only Manu love can will change everything and save Lara of her nightmare.

Lara es una adolescente atormentada por su peor enemiga, la chica que convive con ella. A traves del complejo de la anorexia, esa chica humillara a Lara a lo largo de todo el corto. Solo el amor por Manu lograra salvarla de su pesadilla.

"Positive Hell"
Short Documentary

Positive Hell is the story of five individuals who have defied their doctors and lived on for nearly thirty years with a diagnosis of death. The film highlights a network of people diagnosed HIV Positive in the province of Galicia in Northern Spain.

El infierno es positiva la historia de cinco personas que han desafiado a sus medicos y vivio por casi treinta anos con un diagnostico de muerte. La pelicula destaca una red de personas con diagnostico de VIH positivo en la provincia de Galicia, en el norte de Espana.

"The Heat Wave"
Short Romantic-Comedy

A comedy about Europe and its cliches through the story of a German-Spanish couple living in Luxembourg, a heat wave and the first visit of the father in law. Based on a true story.

Una comedia sobre Europa y sus cliches a traves de la historia de una pareja germano-espanola que vive en Luxemburgo, una ola de calor y la visita del suegro por primera vez. Basada en una historia real.

"Cu-Bop"
Feature Documentary

Two Genius musicians... One still living in Cuba, the other taking refuge in New York U.S.A. When the prodigal son came back to his hometown of Havana, only one jam session starts.

 
 
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