COLLIGARE HERBARIUM ET INSECTA
DIR: Augustina Arrarás, Nicolás Onischuk . 16 min . Argentina . 2021
Colligare herbarium et insecta is an audiovisual project that bets on the creative potential between art and science, it is at the same time a journey through a selection of botanical illustrations of Pampas species properly guided by an investigation of scientific archives now in disuse. It is a project that tries to reflect on the invisible movement of the archive and the inapparent movement of plants based on their poetic possibilities.
TOMORROW IS A WATER PALACE
DIR: Juanita Onzaga . 15 min . Colombia . 2022
A lucid dream, an inner space sci-fi about Sybille, the last person alive on a planet with no water left.
She roams through arid lands, traveling through strange visions.
Entities with more memory than humans communicate with her.
How to persuade the spirit of the waters to come back to earth?
PERHAPS HELL IS WHITE
DIR: Diego Andres Murillo De Tommasi . 20 min . Venezuela . 2021
Part cinema-diary, part hallucination. Shifting between fact and fiction, the film showcases the pandemic lockdown from the director's perspective as he reflects on the last days of his ill grandmother while being trapped in his native country, Venezuela. When returning home, confinement continues, and light starts to manifest in strange ways as he waits for news.
DIR: Mauricio Sáenz-Cánovas . 17 min . Mexico . 2022
Driven by their animal instinct, a clan of strange peons seek to take over the identity and privileged position of their foreman without taking into account how fiction is surpassed by reality.
WILLKAWIWA (THE SACRED FIRE OF THE DEAD)
DIR: Pável Quevedo Ullauri . 15 min . Ecuador . 2022
Jaime falls dead abruptly, while he works on his field in the Ecuadorian paramo. He is the newest victim of a deadly and mysterious disease that has struck his Indigenous commune. As his body lies lifeless on the ground, his animal spirit emerges from his body. He wanders through the Andean moors until he meets the spirit of his wife. Together they begin their journey to the Land of the Dead.
DIR: Luciana Herrera Caso . 17 min . Mexico . 2022
When Agustina realizes the trip to the moon her teacher had promised is just imaginary, she is torn apart. A conflict develops in the country, her father is forced to leave and Agustina must find a way to find a way to cope with reality.
DIR: Diego Rodriguez . 15 min . Cuba . 2021
Jose tries his best to adapt to his father's home, where he visits every other week.
DIR: Alejandro Magneres, Franco Cerana, Hernan Biassoti . 17 min . Argentina . 2021
Sunset. A man dies in a sunflower field. At nightfall, his spectre returns to find the cause of his death and free himself. But the noise gets in the way.
THE SHADOW OF THE CROWS
DIR: Elvira Barbosa . 29 min . France . 2021
1986, in a village in France. Natalia, of Argentinean origin, is 11 years old when she discovers strange scars on her father's body. From then on, the shadow of the past hangs over the daily life of the little girl, whose childish gaze questions exile and the adult world.
DIR: Felix Klee, Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez . 8 min . Mexico . 2021
Sofía is putting up search posters of her missing boyfriend Luis all over town. Copies of his picture surround her. Luis is one of the more than 80.000 missing persons in Mexico.
At night Sofía faces a recurring dream: Little by little her world transforms into paper. First the birds, then the ground, her room, until even death is made of paper.
"PAPEL" tells this Mexican story of mourning and hope in black and white still images.