Day 4 : Sun 11 Nov

Plaza del Valle(S5)
Plaza del Valle(S6)
Plaza Bella
Biblioteca Infantil BS MUPAL Biblioteca Henestrosa Museo del
San Agustín
Centro Escultórico
Casa de
la Cultura
5:00 pm
Bench Seat
Chinese Burns
5:10 pm
Lost every day
6:50 pm
Everything near becomes Far
Área de descanso
5:10 pm
Achele (CN) INDIA
Heads Up (CN) EUA
Puppeteer (CN) UK
Gratitude (CN) EUA
Sleeping in Blood City (CN) AUSTRALIA
7:20 pm
Accordo di grigio
Like the Water
9:30 pm
5:10 pm
El secreto del medallón de jade
5:00 pm

6:00 pm
In film la nasu'
In the end
7:30 pm
Postmodern times (CN) EUA
La Teleformation (CN) FRANCIA
Una noche (LN) UK CUBA EUA
7:00 pm
Gringos at the gate
6:55 pm
The Plan
La Soluzione Migliore
7:10 pm
Letting go
The new garden
Kurtulus son Durak
7:00 pm
Kathy's love
7:00 pm
Green Lady
7:00 pm
Goose family
Not my life
7:15 pm
La Teleformation
Una noche
9:30 pm
Awatary jako prostytutki (CD) POLONIA
Admissions (CD) EUA
(LN) Narrative Feature
(CN) Narrative Short (LD) Documental Feature (CD) Documental Short (CE) Experimental Short (CA) Animation Short

All screenings are free except Cinemex, Teatro Juárez and CINEMAR Puerto Escondido

Enjoy our films in their original language, with English and Spanish subtitles

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Anna Mastro - EUA - 19 min - 2011 - Digital

A classic love story with a musical twist, written by Neil LaBute, Bench Seat catchs a young couple on the verge of either moving forward or breaking up. While the girl envisions a happy future with her boyfriend, he can only think of all the things he's missing out on by being in their relationship.

Alan Ronald - UK - 86 min - 2011 - Digital

The rendezvous at a North London Tavern between a 70 year old man and a 20 year old girl leads to a twisted tale of loss and paranoia; a dark comedy of errors, jealousy and lust involving an actor, his younger wife, their dog, a sound-man, a film student, a soldier and a mini-cab driver thrown together in a 48 hour concatenation of passion and farce.

Michelle Coomber - UK - 10 min - 2011 - Digital

A film about a woman who gets lost every day of her life... In the street she's lived in for 20 years, even in her own house- when she awakes each morning, her walls seem to have moved overnight. Her world becomes different in the blink of an eye.

Tomás Lipgot - Argentina - 75 min - 2011 - Digital

Moacir is a Brazilian man who has been living in Argentina for 25 years. He is semi-illiterate and, despite his lack of any formal musical education, possesses an amazing talent for singing. That's why he has spent a large part of his life institutionalized in psychiatric hospitals This story follows Moacir´s passionate endeavor to fulfill his greatest desire: to make a record of his songs.

Mauricio Arango - Colombia / EUA - 10 min - 2011 - Digital

A couple living deep within the Colombian Andes, begin a normal day together. They part ways to go to work but a foreboding atmosphere hovers and the day unravels with a sudden, cruel action.

Michael Aguiló - España - 97 min - 2011 - Digital

Cosmos is a 55 years-old Polish driver on the road to Spain with a coach packed with tourists. The coach breaks down along the way and they are forced to pull over at a rest area. Cosmos finds himself marooned alongside his motionless vehicle without electricity, food or water.

Clara Kraft Isono - UK/India - 17 min- 2012 - Digital

Things are changing in the upper Himalayan region of Ladakh in India. In this remote area landlocked for centuries by inaccessible mountain passes and still governed by traditional beliefs in mountain spirits and witch doctors, development is having a deep influence in long-established rural communities.

Manuel F. Paz Ochoa - Argentina - 22min - Digital

Clorinda is a small town located at the north of Argentina, miles close to Paraguay's border. One night Fuentes, a young smuggler, turn himself to the local police after confessing all his crimes and actions. Why? in exchange for him to be part of the rescue plan of a young girl, Ursula, who was kidnapped to work on a illegal cabaret the other side of the border in Paraguay.

Alex Merkin - EUA - 13 min - 2011 - Digital

This dark, edgy, comedic story is of two long time friends, partners in crime, and somewhat surrogate siblings who love each other to death. During the weekly poker game when suspicions arise and loyalties are questioned the situation takes an extreme turn – because nobody fights like siblings do!

Paulina Lam - UK - 24min - 2011 - Digital

Shaun is disconnected from those surrounding him and seeks to escape his lonely reality into the worlds of telekinesis and puppetry. Initially innocent experiments soon turn sinister and when his grip on reality is loosened into which his self conjured counter world invades Shaun is faced with devastating consequences.

Cyrus A. Mirakhor - EUA - 20 min - 2011 - Digital

A harried chef learns about cooking and hard choices from a talking fish. Christie, a young chef who is struggling to please her very demanding boss Jude, finds her salvation in a talking fish that mysteriously appears in her kitchen. The fish shows her how to cook the world's most amazing tasting fish; she needs only follow its very specific rules.

Shaun Katz - Australia - 13 min - 2011 - Digital

When an enigmatic and dangerous hitman breaks the most important rule of his profession - "never let your emotions get the better of you" - it turns his world upside down. Soon, one small slip up on the job finds him looking over his shoulder, as the crime underworld begins closing in on him.

Jacopo Fontana - 15 min - Italia - 2011 - Digital

A difficult job provokes an internal struggle. Meanwhile, various borderline characters stop by, in this short film of adaptation and survival.

Harold Chapman - UK - 15 min- 2011 - Digital

Victor is hiding from the world that has brutalized him, but finally realizes he cannot hide from himself.

Caroline von Kühn - EUA - 74 min - 2012 - Digital

A young journalist returns to her hometown to write the eulogy for her best childhood friend, forcing a confrontation with an old rival that will leave her to pick up the pieces when words are not enough.

Emanuele Michetti - Italia - 11 min - 2012 - Digital

Feelings of an earthquake victim.

Angie Kordella - UK - 3 min - 2011 - Digital

A 2D hand-drawn animated short film in which I have recreated recurring nightmares of my childhood; in order to create a sequence that will allow my audience an insight into my world of nightmares and in turn provoke the viewers to think about and share their own experiences with others.

Chris Swanton - UK - 102 min - 2012 - Digital

'Metamorphosis' is an independent production, a directorial debut, the first-ever feature film of Franz Kafka's iconic novella, and its completion in 2012 marks the centenary of Kafka having written it.Travelling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes up one morning to find himself mutated into a verminous insect of grotesque proportions.

Rodolfo Guzmán / Leopoldo Aguilar - MÉXICO - 80 min - 2011 - Digital

Grandfather Yolotl disappears. The four children and Duke, the dog will be led on a great adventure in an ancient civilization, where they will face amazing things. Grandfather´s promise will guide these heroes to discover the Secret of the Jade Medallion.

Ammar Al Kooheji - Bahrain - 17 min - 2012 - Digital

Two girls find themselves in front of a dark and cruel fate in a male dominated society.

Maxwell McGuire- Canadá - 93 min - 2011 - Digital

Tells the story of Will Rankin, a young man stricken with Cystic Fibrosis, a terminal illness, who is tasked with delivering his friend's ashes to a legendary healing shrine in Mexico. Joined by the sister of his fallen friend, Will embarks on an epic journey down the Pacific Coast Highway to the desert heart of Baja, encountering a memorable cast of characters along the way. In the spirit of Into the Wild and Little Miss Sunshine, it's about dreams and the courage to pursue them. Hope, laughter, and life's small miracles.

Cristina Jacob - Rumania - 35 min - 2012 - Digital

Three young people are forced to confront with unscrupulous and over-zealous custom officers from the border between Romania and The Moldavian Republic. A journey which should have been a simple routine transforms itself into an absurd comedy, in which the dynamic interrogations of the custom officers and the growing exasperation of the three defendants, lead to a hilarious ending with an unexpected and unique twist.

Ishwar L. Maisuria - Canadá - 88 min - 2012 - Digital

John photographs affairs for a private investigator. A new client wants more than photographs of her husbands infidelity. She will have an affair so John can photograph it and present it to her husband. But John will discover thereis more to this woman than meets the eye.

Julia Frick - Australia - 9 min - 2011 - Digital

'Post-Modern Times', a film inspired by Charlie Chaplin's 1936 masterpiece, takes an enlightened and comic look at the home-office lifestyle 2.0 of today.

Guillaume de Ginestel -Francia - 21 min - 2011 - Digital

Victim of the economic crisis, Jean-Marc has undertaken a tele-training course to become a professional hitman. To validate his training, he is assigned the task of eliminating a smalltime gangster with the assistance of a tele-operator named Nadia.

Lucy Mulloy - Cuba / EUA / UK - 89 min - 2012 - 35mm

Mired in the nervous desperation of Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. When accused of assault, his only option is to flee. He appeals to his best friend, Elio, to abandon everything and help him reach his destiny, 90 miles across the ocean. Elio's commitment is tested when he is torn between his sister and his own desires. On this one night, full of hope and fraught with tensions, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.

Roberto Donati, Pablo Miralles, Mike Whalen
EUA/MÉXICO - 80 min - 2012 -Digital

For over two centuries and one war, Mexico has been second best to its neighbor to the north. This was true everywhere except in one specific arena. The one place on the world stage that the Red, White and Green trumped the Red, White and Blue; FOOTBALL, or as the yanqui's call it, soccer.

Vivek Sharma - EUA - 14 min - 2012 - Digital

A struggling lesbian musician works as a receptionist at an audio post facility in Ne York City. As she deals with her ailing girlfriend in the hospital, and a meddling boss, she is on the verge of getting a record deal. But, when her boss exhibits signs of jealousy, she may need a backup plan.

Luca Mazzieri - Rumania/Italia - 93 min - 2011 - Digital

An Italian-Romanian psychiatrist, Marco, is caught between two worlds: responsibility or escape from reality, friendship or passion and needs to find "the best solution".

Cameron MacKenzie - EUA - 8 min - 2011 - Digital

"Letting Go" is a short narrative student film about a tough-minded young girl who, in a different time, goes through different stages of grief after the death of someone very close and important to her.

Ivan Kotevski - EUA - 9 min - 2012 - 35 mm

Two doomed young lovers take refuge in a serene mountain cabin during Earth's final days. They are the last two people truly alive amidst a world of chaos. The love between them is their only hope as they struggle to find a way to live together forever.m

Yusuf Pirhasan - Turquía - 104 min - 2012 - 35mm/Digital

The inhabitants of Saadet Apartment are about to get a lesson in grass roots revolution. A group of women who have become numb to the pain in their lives welcome a new tenant into the building. A spinster who's devoted her life to her bedridden father, a one-time singer caught in a dead-end relationship, a housewife resigned to daily domestic abuse.

Ryan Lieske - EUA - 50 min - 2012 - Digital

When the world is dying, how far would you go for love? In one small Midwestern town, the residents have learned to cope as best they can.

Hernan Touzon - Argentina - 4 min - 2011 - Digital

Caro is not sure about the way to declare her love to a boy. Her friend, Cinthia, will try to help her and something will happen in between.

Evgeny Razumovsky - Rusia - 61 min - 2012 - Digital

A teacher (Kathy) is in love with a successful good-looking man (Pasha) whose ex-wife (Marina) threatens Kathy causing her all sorts of troubles. Pasha looks at all those goings-on with his lover rather cynically.

Heather D. Freeman - EUA - 18 min - 2011 - Digital

"Pennipotens" is based on the Flemish fairytale "White Caroline and Black Caroline", first recorded by Edmund Dulac in 1916. Out of spite, a mother repeatedly tries to kill her "beautiful" daughter, although her attempts are always secretly foiled by her beloved "ugly" daughter.

Simon PuiNgai Liu - Hong Kong / EUA - 25 min -2011/2012 - Digital

A Eurasian woman in Hong Kong grieves over the loss of her Chinese Grandmother. She exercises a series of rituals to find release from her loss, falling into an imaginary world. Here, her identity is in question and through investigating her ancestry, a supernatural history of her family is revealed.

Jordan Baseman - UK / EUA - 29 min- 2011 - Digital

Green Lady is an exquisite visual and emotional assault: a bombardment of color and light, painstakingly built frame by frame. The visual material is syncopated to the narrator's speech patterns: mirroring her emotive tale of watching her mother die.

Mark Gerstein - EUA - 10 min - 2012 - Digital

Overunity is an experimental film that blurs the line between fiction and documentary. An estranged father and son stumble upon a fabled Theory of Everything that could alter the course of history and heal the rift between them. The film explores various personal curiosities.

Tamara Britza - Australia - 16 min - 2011 - Digital

On a desolate yet picturesque, gravelly road, a young girl is revealed, running bare foot, and clutching only a few possessions. She happens upon a small isolated farmhouse, which she approaches cautiously, staying alert to any danger that may be ensuing. Her hair is a tangled mess, her clothing torn and bloodied, graphic bruises and cuts covering her entire body.

Seung Yeob Lee - EUA / Corea del Sur - 30 min - 2012 - Digital

A blend of fake-documentary and drama. It's about a Korean family who live separately in Seoul, Korea and New York, U.S.A just for the sake of the children's education. The father, JINSOO, works in Korea to support the family while the mother, SHINAE, takes care of two sons living in the States. They both struggle for financial, emotional and cultural reasons and they gradually fall apart.

Robert Bilheimer - EUA - 83 min - 2011 - Digital

Is a feature-length documentary film about modern slavery and global human trafficking, horrifying global phenomena that are affecting millions of children, women, and men around the world.

Will Shipley - EUA - 9 min - 2012 - Digitala

A coming of age story about a young boy who gets in over his head when he mentions that he can get a nude photograph of Maricela, the most beautiful girl in town.

Guillaume de Ginestel -Francia - 21 min - 2011 - Digital

Victim to the economic crisis, Jean-Marc has undertaken a tele-training course to become a professional hitman. To validate his training, he is assigned the task of eliminating a smalltime gangster with the assistance of a tele-operator named Nadia.

Lucy Mulloy - Cuba / EUA / UK - 89 min - 2012 - 35mm

Mired in the nervous desperation of Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. When accused of assault, his only option is to flee. He appeals to his best friend, Elio, to abandon everything and help him reach his destiny, 90 miles across the ocean. Elio's commitment is tested when he is torn between his sister and his own desires. On this one night, full of hope and fraught with tensions, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.

Piotr Kopik - Polonia 51 min - 2012 - Digitala

Multimedia artist, Piotr Kopik, has explored prostitution in the virtual world of Second Life® first hand. He recorded his sexual experiences with many prostitutes and tried to get to know them as well. After analyzing his film stock, he decided to consult with authorities and experts from different disciplines, including art, religion and science.

Chloe Smolarski - EUA - 51 min - 2012 - Digital

Admissions is a character driven, feature-length creative nonfiction film exploring the highly personal stories of four undocumented college students: Blanca, Charlie, Viridiana and Jong Min. Trapped at the intersection of education policy and broken immigration systems, the obstacles these students face.