CLAIFF

Narrative Shorts Competition

 

A Mão que Afaga
The Comforting Hand

Gabriela Amaral Almeida


Brazil, Drama/Black Comedy, 2011
20 min, 35mm, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles

 

For her son's bithday, Estela, a telemarketing operator, plans a party that has minimal chances of success.

 

Regional Premiere

www.facebook.com/amaoqueafaga 

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A-Mao-que-Afaga

 

 

 
 
 
 

A Red Girl's Reasoning

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers


Canada, Thriller/Social Issue Drama, 2012
11 min, RED, Color/Black & White
English, Cree

 

After the justice system fails, a the survivor of a brutal, racially-driven sexual assault takes matters into her own hands. She becomes a motorcycle-riding, ass-kicking vigilante who takes on attackers of other women who've suffered the same fate.

 

Texas Premiere

www.facebook.com/ARedGirlsReasoning 

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A Red Girls Reasoning

 

 

 
 
 
 

Cebú
Cebu

Pablo Belaubre


Cuba/France, Erotic Drama/Horror, 2012
12 min, Digital, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

Ivan receives a visit from Marushka in his butcher shop. He is having an affair with her. Between the back room and the freezer room, they have an erotic ritual that mixes fantasy with Siberian evocation. When they reach the climax, Susana, Ivan’s wife discovers them, unchaining a sequence of violence between them, leaving only one of the three alive.

 

North American Premiere

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Cebu

 

 

 
 
 
 

El Salto de la Princesa
Princess Falls

Joy Penroz


Chile, Fantasy/Magical Realism, 2012

20 min, HD, Color

Spanish, French with English subtitles

 

Eleonore travels to the south of Chile with her boyfriend Martin, looking for her roots. They walk into a dense forest, and begin to take pictures. Suddenly, they meet Lincoyan and he offers to guide them through the forest. The deeper they get, the stranger Eleonore begins to act. Will she make it out of the forest alive?

 

North American Premiere

www.elsaltodelaprincesa.cl

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El salto de la princesa

 

 

 
 
 
 

La mujer rota
The Broken Woman

Jeremias Segovia


Uruguay, Crime/Mystery, 2012
8 min, RED, Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles

 

A seriously injured woman takes a rusty elevator from the ground floor to the sixth floor in an apartment building. She is bleeding and covered in glass. What has happened to her? Why is she here?

 

Regional Premiere


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La mujer rota web

 

 

 
 
 
 

La noche anuncia la aurora
Night Announces Dawn

Gerard Uzcategui


Venezuela, Drama, 2012
23 min, 35mm, Color
No dialogue

 

Over the delta of the Catatumbo river, in a structure build on stilts, a woman makes her home. Facing the death of her husband, she spends time on the water, navigating the streams of solitude. Reality intermingles with her thoughts, her dreams, her fears, her desires, her memory. Until one day, she decides to seek the unknown. She thus reveals, briefly, an intricate reality, submerging us in the inner world of that mysterious being.

 

US Premiere

www.gerarduzcategui.com/aurora 


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La noche de la aurora

 

 

 
 
 
 

La noria
The Waterwheel

Karla Castañeda


Mexico, Animation/Fantasy, 2012
7 min, 35mm, Color
No dialogue

 

In a small town, time stops for a father who has lost his son.

 

US Premiere

www.imcine.gob.mx/peliculas/4309 

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La Noria

 

 

 
 
 
 

Pude ver un puma
Could See a Puma

Eduardo “Teddy” Williams


Argentina, Experimental/Drama, 2012
17 min, 16mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

“The accident” leads a group of young boys from their neighborhood rooftops through devastation and the depths of the earth.

 

Regional Premiere

www.alexan.com.ar/pudeverunpuma 

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Pude ver un puma

 

 

 
 
 
 

Reviens-Moi
Return to Me

Tracy Rector


USA, Magical Realism/Youth/Teen Culture, 2012
8 min, HDV, Color/Black & White
French, English with English subtitles

 

A young man wakes to a profound memory from his past, which ignites within him a yearning for his childhood sweetheart on the streets of Seattle, wrapped in Parisian ambience.

 

Regional Premiere

www.longhousemedia.org 

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ReviensMoi

 

 

 
 
 
 

Zombi
Zombie

David Moreno


Spain, Black Comedy, 2012
12 min, DCP, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

If you have no memory, a blank gaze, and you've forgotten how to talk... You're a zombie, right?

 

Regional Premiere

www.madridencorto.es/2012/zombi 


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ZOMBI