SOUTH AMERICA NOW SHOWING 

SHORTLIST
Aurora and the House of Lights_edited.jpg
Aurora and the House of Lights
Colombia / Drama / 17 minutes

Director: Ángela Matiz, María Matiz

Writer: Ángela Matiz

Producer: Inti Jimena Zamora Martínez

Cast: Ángela Matiz, Margarita Restrepo, María Matiz, Emily Sánchez

Aurora is 25 years old. She plays frantically in an arcade in order to win a giant teddy bear that costs 3200 tickets. She can’t stop because that would bring her back to reality, to what happened the day before and the reason why she was in the hospital. If she wins the teddy bear, everything will be okay, the wound on her arm will heal and she will be safe. But denial is only the first stage.

Elena_edited.jpg
Elena
Colombia / Drama / 17 minutes

Director: Luis Enrique Vanegas Obando

Writer: Luis Enrique Vanegas Obando

Producer: Luis Alejandro Villalobos

Cast: María Cecilia Botero, Carolina Ribon

Elena wakes up in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, the place is full of mysterious books that keep the history of each of the people who have lived; an old woman smiling is its guardian and with much affection she prepares to talk to Elena to remind her of those lives she forgot.
 

Entre tú y Milagros_edited.jpg
Entre tú y Milagros
Colombia / Fiction / 18 minutes

Director/Writer: Mariana Saffon

Producer: Diana Patiño

Cast: Sofia Paz

At fifteen, Milagros' world still revolves around her mother's affection. This summer an unexpected encounter with death will make her question their relationship and her own existence.

One Yes the Other No.jpg
One Yes the Other No
Colombia / Drama / 10 minutes

Director/Writer: Juanita Umaña

Producer: Juanita Umaña, Anthony Quintero

Cast: Sophia Negret, Lorena Castillo, Sandra Monica Cubillos, Margarita Duran

In the mountains of Bogota, a woman ages before our eyes experiencing small moments in her life that shape her understanding of sisterhood, beauty, and death. The story follows two sisters in three different stages of their life—one of them falls ill, the other doesn’t.

Skeletons.jpg
Skeletons
Colombia / Drama / 5 minutes

Director: Sebastián Vargas Flor

Writer: Gabe Silva, Sebastián Vargas Flor

Producer: Laura Moreno, Laura Rueda, Gabe Silva

Cast: Sophia Anastasia Puzyrnaya

Skeletons is a tragic romance between a young woman and a skeleton set to an epic ballad by the band No Stories about wasted time and missed opportunities.