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ADENTRO

Synopsis

In the midst of a global pandemic, a man understands that suicide bombers have always had a deadly laziness to suffer.

Data sheet

Title: ADENTRO
Format: Short film
Gender: Fiction
Direction: Stefany Escobar
Production: Adriana Morán
Duration: 10:51 min
Country: El Salvador
Producer: El Precipicio Films

ADIOS

Synopsis

A young man suddenly ends his romantic relationship with his girlfriend, the decision he has made does not seem to depend on him.

Data sheet

Script / Direction: Angel Ricardo Rysh
Photography / Post production: Gerson González
Distribution: Paulina Segovia, Abner Benítez, Alberto Fuentes.
Duration: 3 minutos

AFECCIÓN

Synopsis

After learning that she is a positive case of Covid, Victoria, a twenty-year-old girl believes that her life has been ruined, but this changes when she meets her new neighbor Alejandro, who gives her a breath of positivism so that she can see life differently despite the difficulties.

Data sheet

Type: Fiction short film.
Title: Affection.
Direction and script: Sidney Alvarez.
Duration: 3:07 minutes.
Recording format: 4k recorded, with iphone 8.
Year: 2020
Camera: Marvin Villalta
Editing: Sidney Alvarez
Cast: Priscila Alvarez, Sidney Alvarez.

FANTASMAS

Synopsis

A mother goes out of her way to make her daughter happy in quarantine times, to prevent memories from become ghosts of her past.

Data sheet

Título Original “Fantasmas”
Año 2020
Duración 04:34 Min.
Dirección Diego Escobar
Guión Natalia Varela
Fotografía Diego Escobar
Música Original Diego Escobar
Productora Independiente
Productores Natalia Varela, Diego Escobar
Género Drama
Reparto Luna Escobar (Niña), Natalia Varela (madre joven), Emilia Zablah (Madre Anciana)

HOPE

Synopsis

The promise of something better, is a short film recorded with a cell phone that narrates the reality of a home made up of a grandmother and her grandson Javier, who in the midst of poverty are struggling to move on despite the Covid-19 pandemic, observing closely their quality of life, their way of loving and caring for each other during their confinement to their homes in El Salvador, as they both anxiously await the promise that one day it will all end and they will have a better awakening, even if we do not all see that day.

Data sheet

Title: HOPE – The Promise of Something Better
Year: 2020
Country: El Salvador
Produced by: Isaías Castillo
Director: Isaías Castillo
Duration: 04 minutes 44 seconds
Language: Spanish, subtitled to English
Script: Isaías Castillo (based on real events)
Music: Epidemic sound
Photography: Isaías Castillo
Cast: Bogdan Santiago, Natividad de Jesús, Eduardo Santiago
Producer: Isa Castillo
Awards: Special Jury Award for the short film with the best sensitivity, originality and clarity of story and script / Best cover at the festival of shorts recorded with cell phones made by Escine.

PHOSPHORO

Synopsis

Love is not individual, hearts in times of pandemic are collective; all lives matter. Dressed in white, heroes and heroines emerge, they will allow this world to continue, sometimes in life it is necessary to cry for true courage to resurface. The COVID-19 enemy, is not match for true love.

Data sheet

Director: Susana Serrano
Producer: Susana Serrano
Script: Susana Serrano
Technique: Experimental animation short
Genre: Drama, fiction, romance
Duration: 2:20 minutes
Spanish language

REMITENTES

Synopsis

Fermín is a young messenger who suffers an incident in his work routine, this forces him to help one of the recipients of the letters he distributes, thus he meets Marcelina, a lonely old woman who longs for the arrival of news. This short film addresses elements of solidarity and migration.

Data sheet

Original title: Senders
Format: short film
Duration: 12:20 minutes
Production date: December 2018
Country of origin: El Salvador
Filming country: El Salvador
Spanish language
Subtitle: English
Technical format: Digital -16: 9- Color

THANK YOU FOR CALLING

Synopsis

Trapped in a never-ending immigration process, a Salvadoran immigrant makes a snap decision that could put her marriage and future in jeopardy.

Data sheet

Director: Priscila Torres
Film Type: Short
Genres : Drama, comedy
Runtime:13 minutes 21 seconds
Completion Date: January, 2019
Production Budget: 3,000 USD
Country of Filming: United States
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: SONY Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2.4:1
Film Color: Color

EL ALQUIMISTA

Synopsis

The artist Carlos Córdoba resurfaces from the fifth tier of purgatory to resume his mission through the theater in a red light district in San Salvador.

Data sheet

Title: The Alchemist
Genre: Short documentary
Director: Edson Amaya
Executive Producer: Blanchy Torres
Producer House: 8 Millimeters
Time: 20 minutes
Production year: 2020
Country: El Salvador
Mode: PREMIERE

SUFRIENDO BLANCO Y NEGRO

Synopsis

The Lenca community of Guatajiagua, Morazan in El Salvador is rich and alive in customs and ancestral traditions. They demand respect and acknowledgement, in a country that claims they exist no more. The documentary is coming soon.

LA PARTIDA

Synopsis

A family must leave their home due to violence.

Data sheet

Duration: 9 minutes and 44 seconds.
Director: René Magaña
Script: Ricardo B’atz ’and René Magaña
Producer: Ricardo B’atz ’
Photography and Post-Production: Gerson González
Art Direction: Lilibeth Ardón
Illustrations: Alan Rivas
Original Music: Juan Carlos Parada
Voiceover: Evelyn Calderon
Performances by Danika Peña, Rommel Ramirez, Gabriela Espinoza.

LA ÚLTIMA AVE CANTORA

Synopsis

Two kids dream about escaping their oppressive and gray city

Data sheet

Duration: 9 minutes and 44 seconds.
Director: René Magaña
Script: Ricardo B’atz ’and René Magaña
Producer: Ricardo B’atz ’
Photography and Post-Production: Gerson González
Art Direction: Lilibeth Ardón
Illustrations: Alan Rivas
Original Music: Juan Carlos Parada
Voiceover: Evelyn Calderon
Performances by Danika Peña, Rommel Ramirez, Gabriela Espinoza.

HERMANAS

Synopsis

SISTERS IS A RECOGNITION OF THE CAPACITY TO STRUGGLE AND RESISTANCE THAT ALL WOMEN HAVE, DESPITE THE DAILY LIVING OF DIFFERENT SCENARIOS OF VIOLENCE.

Data sheet

Screenwriter: Sofía Gabriela Guzmán Ortega
Producer: Sofía Gabriela Guzmán Ortega
Photography: Carlos Camilo Henríquez- Henry Edgardo Martínez
Editing: Carlos Camilo Henríquez- Henry Edgardo Martínez
Music: Voices after Fire- The Disconnected Muses.
Cast: Gabriela Granadeño, Valeria Juárez
Duration: 7:19

TRAICIÓN

Synopsis

Year 1930, Amanda Castillo awaits the arrival of Arthur the guard back of her late husband, who was sent by her to do a job as a hit man. After reward it someone will be the victim of betrayal.

Data sheet

Type: Fiction Short Film
Title: Betrayal
Director: Joshua Rod
Assistant Director: Pao Navarro
Script: Joshua Rod
Production: Expander Record Films
Executive Production: Angie Rod
Duration: 3:23 min
Recording Format: Digital 4K
Year: 2020
Camera: Joshua Rod
Camera assistant: Boris Martínez
Director of Photography: Boris Martínez
Sound: Expander Record Producciones
Edition: Expander Record Films
Production assistant: Pao Navarro
Art direction: Pao Navarro
Musicalization: Expander Record Producciones
Script: Josué Guerra
Makeup / Wardrobe: Angie Fashion

CANTARITO 1,2,3… YA TE VI

Synopsis

Estela is a calm and common girl, even when she seeks to share with her friends in a very particular and disturbing way, it all begins when on a trip they decide to play a typical game of the area called ¨Cantarito¨. The area of which is mentioned is a site. enchanted where lianas (vines) abound that if they are touched by people, they are lost forever.

Data sheet

Name of the short film: Cantarito … 1,2,3 I saw you
Genre: Suspense & Horror
Story based on real facts
Original by: ENMLA Entertainment & B.F.M.H.
Audiovisual production: Melta Studio
Rating: PG-1

HOGAR

Synopsis

Carla, a young middle-class woman, is involved in different situations of violence as a result of the home quarantine by COVID-19.

Data sheet

Direction, script and production: Sofía Guzmán
Photography: Henry Martínez
Cast: Abraham Josué Ortega
Sofia Guzman

TOURISM IN HONDURAS WITH THE YIRS

Synopsis

Tourism In Honduras With The YIRS muestra algunas de las riquezas culturales y naturales de Honduras, en este pequeño cortometraje se muestran imágenes de Cayos Cochinos, Santa Lucia, El Picacho, Cantarranas las cuales fueron grabadas con el  teléfono celular del cineasta – youtuber The Yirs.

CACHADA

Synopsis

The documentary feature film tells the story of a group of Salvadoran informal vendors who decided to form a theater company, called La Cachada Teatro, to bring their own life stories to the stage.

Data sheet

Director: Marlén Viñayo
Script: Marlén Viñayo
Cinematography: Marlén Viñayo
Cast: Egly Larreynaga, Evelyn Chileno, Magdalena Henríquez, Ruth H. Vega, Magaly Lemus, Wendy Henríquez
Producers: Marlén Viñayo, Andre R. Guttfreund

LENCAS ROOTS

Synopsis

The Lenca community of Guatajiagua, Morazan in El Salvador is rich and alive in customs and ancestral traditions. They demand respect and acknowledgement, in a country that claims they exist no more. The documentary is coming soon.

SOMOS ARTE

Synopsis

Somos Arte : The Creative Movement of El Salvador.

CULPABLE

Data Sheet

Title: Guilty
Director: Yanteé Janoa
Duration: 9.21 min
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2019
Cast: Kerianne Silva, Amanta Carballo, Andrés Idhalgo
Screenwriter: Yanteé Janoa
Producer: Miranda Molina
Photography: Charlie Lopez
Music: María Paula Kikut
Genre: Drama, Thriller

THE UNIVERSE

Synopsis

While Alex awaits to reincarnate, he finds himself discussing with God the meaning of life. Based on Andy Weir’s short story «The Egg».

MI TESORO

Synopsis

A cleaning woman steals a Salvadoran Civil War map and hunts for a treasure in the hopes of reuniting with her son.

Data Sheet

Title: My treasure
Script and direction: Michael Flores
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Duration: 22 minutes
Starring:
Egly Larreynaga, Carlos Cordova, Savino Fuentes Pina,
Supporting actors:
Katerin Castillo, Edith Marsela Castillo, Maria Monroy Calderon, Sonia Guadalupe Flores,
Martha Esponoza and Tim De La Motte.

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The Central American International Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing Central American struggles, history, culture, and talent through the world of cinema. We intend to add to the innovation and diversity of the global film industry by creating awareness, educational opportunities, support, development, and  contributing to the positive image of the Central American global community.

We aim to serve as a valuable platform and network where Central American filmmakers can partner with each other and global filmmakers and where current and future aspiring filmmakers can find inspiration,  guidance, and resources to enhance their careers.

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