Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 9:30 PM
Latin American Shorts | Cortos Latinoamericanos
This month, BxFW features six extraordinary short films from Latin America that illustrate a wide range of points of view, topics, and aesthetic approaches:
- NOS VAMOS PA’ PARÍS (We’re Going to Paris). Director: David Norris. 2019. Puerto Rico. 9 min. – An old married couple plan to rob a bank in order to save their house from foreclosure… and something else.
- CARDUMEN. Director: Katherine Bautista. 2013. Dominican Republic. 12 min. – The hard life of a kid and his audacity to succeed.
- EL ZURDO (Left Handed). Director: Alberto Martin. 2018. Cuba. 15 min. – A young and talented boxer is expelled from the boxing academy and must break the news to his grandfather.
- LUMINARIS. Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella. 2011. Argentina. 5 min. – Contemporary stop-motion love story between two light bulb factory employees.
- ÁDITO. Directors: Renata Ferraz and Rubiane Maia. 2017. Brazil. 15 min. – Two women, fragments of memory, crisis and dream, in a cross between fiction and reality.
- EN PEDAZOS (In Pieces). Director: Michelle Malley-Campos. 2015. Puerto Rico. 15 min. – A short a drama about love, loss, and redemption between a brother and his sister.
Program presented in English and Spanish with subtitles.
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Bronx Film Wednesdays (BxFW) screens new, little-seen, and standout indie films that you will love! Travel the world and open your mind to stories as wild and from as far as the imagination can go — romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, music, sports, animation, documentary, and more! Carefully selected to illustrate cultural, aesthetic, and geographic diversity. This year, BxFW goes digital in partnership with BronxNet Community Television, bringing our monthly screenings online and to public access television!
KATHERINE BAUTISTA studied at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic. In 2011 she produced her first short film, The Andalusian Killer, which won first place at the 6th Santo Domingo UASD International Short Film Festival. She writes for Cineasta magazine and has twice won the prize of the Fund for Cinematographic Production (FONPROCINE) of the General Directorate of Cinema, in the short film category. In 2013 she produced and directed the 7th Santo Domingo UASD Fest. In 2014, she won in four categories with her short film Cardumen.
RENATA FERRAZ graduated in Theatre in UNESP. For about eight years she worked as an actress with different companies in São Paulo. She was the artistic adviser for the Ademar Guerra and Teatro Vocacional projects. After founding the group Corrosivo, she participated in various multimedia projects in Brasil, France, Argentina and Spain. Since 2007 she has been developing experimental video works. As an independent artist she has made projects in performance and video in London (All_ice project) and Lisbon (videos based on other artist’s works). She is currently taking a Master in Multimedia Arts – Audiovisual, in the University of Lisbon, where she researches the borders between video and performance arts.
RUBIANE MAIA is a Brazilian visual artist based between Folkestone, UK and Vitória, Brazil. She completed a degree in Visual Arts and a master’s degree in Institutional Psychology at Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Her artwork is a hybrid practice across performance, video, installation, and writing, occasionally flirting with drawing, painting, and collage. In 2015, she took part at the Marina Abramovic workshop’s Cleaning the House and she participated at the exhibition Terra Comunal – Marina Abramovic + MAI at SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, with the long durational performance The Garden for two consecutive months. In the same year, she produced her first short film EVO in collaboration with Renata Ferraz, it was premiered at the 26th Festival Internacional de São Paulo and 22nd Festival de Cinema de Vitória. Since 2018 she has been working on the creation of an ongoing project called Book-Performance, composed by a series of actions devised in response to specific autobiographical texts particularly influenced by personal experiences of racism and misogyny.
MICHELLE MALLEY-CAMPOS. NYU Tisch Undergraduate Film & TV alum and WIF/GM Latina Acceleration Grant recipient, Michelle Malley Campos is an award-winning writer-director with over a dozen short films and music videos under her belt and over a decade of experience in the film industry. A Puerto Rico native, she moved back to the island upon graduating and quickly established herself as a prominent young director while keeping busy with everything from founding a community cinema series to participating in film workshops for disadvantaged youths to backpacking the world for a year. She is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, having worked as an Assistant Director on a long list of Hollywood films and TV Series, and has written 4 feature-length screenplays, her latest one winning development funding from Ibermedia in 2019.
DAVID NORRIS has a Master’s degree in Mass Media Writing from Sagrado Corazón University and has distinguished himself as a screenwriter and movie director. For the past fifteen years, David has worked in various facets of the world of communications and his six short films have had a positive impact on the local film scene. He is currently working on the development of his first feature film.
JUAN PABLO ZARAMELLA is a director, animator, and illustrator with a strong interest in creativity and ideas. With more than 10 shorts and 2 TV series, is one of the current references in the world of animation. In 2010, Annecy International Animation Festival presented a special program with a selection of his works. His film Luminaris has won 324 awards, becoming the Guinness World Record holder to the Most Awarded Short in history in 2018, including the Audience Award and Fipresci Award at Annecy 2011, and was also Oscars Shortlisted. In 2016 he created and directed The Tiniest Man in the World, a 52-episode series made in co-production with France and Argentina. Zaramella’s new projects are a new short film, called Passenger(in production) and a feature film in development called CODA, project winner of Ciclic Award at Annecy-Mifa 2020.
Still photo from Ádito by Renata Ferraz and Rubiane Maia and trailer for En pedazos by Michelle Malley-Campos reproduced by courtesy of the directors.
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SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
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Bronx Film Wednesdays
Juan Pablo Zaramella