NOVEMBER 6-9, 2018
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Corto Circuito, the Latino ShortFest of New York, celebrates its 15th anniversary with an eclectic program that includes some of the most ingenious and highly awarded short films from Latin America, Spain and Latinos living in the United States. The festival will take place in several cultural spaces in the city from November 6 to 9, 2018. Admission to all screenings is free and all films in foreign languages are subtitled in English.

For the celebration of Corto Circuito’s fifteenth anniversary, Diana Vargas, Artistic Director and Co-Founder explains: Laura Turegano and I started this festival 15 years ago out of a necessity to keep New York audiences connected to the emerging talent and the amazing stories that were coming from Latin America, Spain and the Latino filmmakers living in U.S.  We believed that through this festival dedicated only to the short stories we were and have been encouraging creativity and innovation that include new ways to tell the Latino stories.”

The opening of the Festival will be Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30 pm, at SVA Theatre(333 West 23rd Street, NYC 10011) with a selection of short films that have collected awards from festivals around the world: Madre(Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Spain) recipient of a Goya Award for Best Short and part of Madrid in Corto’s selection; Irma(German Tejeira, Alejo Schettini, Uruguay) Best Animation at Ukraine International Short Film Fest; Anderson(Rordigo Rezende Meireles, Brazil) special Jury mention at Guadalajara Film Festival, Mexico; Oasis(Alejandro Zuno, Mexico), recipient of Ariel Award for Best Short;Cazatalentos(Jose Herrera, Spain), winner of the Best  Animation at Cinemart International Film Festival of Film; Mamartuile(Alejandro Saevich, Mexico) winner of Future Filmmaker Award at Palm Spring Film Festival; Ato San Nen(Pedro Collantes, Spain-France), Special Jury Mention at Clermont Ferrand. The presentation will be followed by a reception sponsored by Empanadas Café and Ron Barceló.

On Wednesday, November 7, Corto Circuito begins at 6:00 pm at the General Consulate of Colombia in NY(10 East 46th Street, NYC 10017) with the program Colombia Zoom Inthat presents Colombian films, one of the most influential emerging film industries in Latin America: the award winning animated films Coffee Breakby Maria Cristina Perez & Mauricio Cuervo andLa Ballena Escarlata / The Scarlet Whaleby Jimmy Cho; the heartfelt narrative La Memoria de los Peces / A Fish’s Recallby Christian Mejia; the insightful documentaries Guacherna LGTBIby Cesar Garcia, Palenqueby Sebastian Pinzón and Maria de los Esterosby Eugenio Gomez and the experimental film Proyecciones de una Hermosa Criatura / Projections of a Beautiful Creatureby Estefanny Rios. These last ones were selected from an open call at the Festival’s headquarters in Cali, Colombia. Directors Christian Mejia and Estefanny Rios will be present for Q&A.

On Thursday, November 8Life and its Characters, at 6:30 pm, at the Instituto Cervantes NY includes a sample of shorts chosen in open call, and selected from more than 300 films that were submitted: Plástico / Plastic(Sisell Morell, Cuba); El Niño y la Noche / The Child and the Night(Claudia Ruiz, Argentina); Cerulia(Sofia Carrillo, Mexico); El Escarabajo al Final de la Calle / The Beetle at the End of the Street(Joan Vives, Spain); Heridas Contra el Olvido / Wounds Against Oblivion(Raquel Agea, Spain); La Niebla / The Fog(Julia Bonetto, Argentina); and El Hilo / The Thread(Pablo Polanco, Pietro Bulgarelli, Chile-Costa Rica)

The Festival will close on Friday, November 9, 6:30 pm, at the Instituto Cervantes NYwith the program Latinos in the House, in which Corto Circuito celebrates the work of Latinos in the United States. This year we will have: La Entreviúby Maite Bonilla; Mondayby Andrés Hernandez; God’s Sexby Luis Camilo; Love from Afarby Cristian Sanay, The Lessonsby Alberto Ferraras and A Foremanby Daniel Drummond. Directors will be presenting their films. Music will be supplied by DJ Funkenstein at the Corto Circuito Closing Night Party.
Reception sponsored by Ron Barceló, Café la Llave and Empanadas Café.

Opening Night: Tuesday, November 6 – 7:30 pm
SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street (Bet 8 & 9 Aves)
NYC 10011
Subway: A, C, E, 1 to 23rd Street

Wednesday, November 7 – 6:00 pm
Colombian Consulate of New York
10 E 46th Street (Bet Madison & Fifth Aves)
New York NY 10017
Subway: 7 to 42nd Street (Grand Central, Bryant Park)

Thursday November 8 – 6:30 pm
Instituto Cervantes New York
211 E 49th Street,
NYC 10017
Subway: 6 to 51 St. & E, M to Lexington / 53rd St.

Closing Night Friday November 9 – 6:30 pm
Instituto Cervantes New York
211 E 49th Street,
NYC 10017
Subway: 6 to 51 St. & E, M to Lexington / 53rd St.

More info:
Tel: 917-658-7735

With the support of: BFA Film & Video at SVA; Dirección de Cinematografía de Colombia; International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños de Cuba (EICTV); Havana Film Festival NY (HFFNY); Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE); Casa Comal and Festival Icaro, Guatemala; Universidad del Cine de Argentina (FUC); Instituto Cervantes NY;; PromoFest, Spain; Aguijón Films; Click For Festivals; Gio Quinche Design; IPB Communications; Quijote Comunicaciones; General Consulate of Colombia in NY, Ron Barcelo, Empanadas Café, Café la Llave, Lipariri Photo, Madrid en Corto, Marvin and Wayne Distribution Co, Gio Quinche Design, Carlo Nicolau Music.