Corto Circuito is New York City’s Latino shorts film festival. It is produced by Artistic Director Diana Vargas (Colombian) and Laura Turegano (Spanish), Associate Director of NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.
“Our principal objective in recent years has been to present films that, besides keeping the spectator on edge with their approaches to aesthetics and narrative, can provide a space for an open dialogue that considers the anxieties, obsessions, and common spaces that make up the Latino universe,” says Diana Vargas, Director and Co-founder of the festival.
An open dialogue that considers the anxieties, obsessions, and common spaces that make up the Latino universe
~ Diana Vargas, Corto Circuito Director
Ms. Vargas once told us, “In Colombia, I am just Diana Vargas. In the States, I am labeled a ‘Latina.’ Why can’t I just be me?”
Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.
14th Corto Circuito
The 14th Corto Circuito Latino Shorts Film Festival New York is at the SVA Theatre and La Nacional in Chelsea, and the Colombian Consulate and Instituto Cervantes in Midtown East, Monday – Thursday, November 13 – 16, 2017.
Corto Circuito Opening Night ~ Festival Winners
Opening night is at the SVA Theatre at 333 West 23rd St in Chelsea, Manhattan on Monday, November 13 at 7:30 pm.
The films are festival award winners. The screenings are followed by a cocktail reception.
Los Desheredados (The Disinherited)
Winner at Cannes Film Festival Critic’s Week
by Ines Ferrés (Spanish)
Los Aeronautas (The Aeronauts)
Best Animation at the Guadalajara Film Festival
by Leon Fernandez (Mexican)
Honorable Mention at Young Filmmakers Showcase, Cuba
by Glorimar Marrero (Cuban – Puerto Rican)
Winner at Locarno Film Festival
by Camilo Restrepo (French-Colombian)
Un minutito (A Minute)
Winner of Best Short at Plot-Point Festival
by Javier Macipe (Spanish)
Audience Award at Movie Screen Pro Festival
by Francisco Rojas (Dominican)
Pequeño Manifiesto en Contra del Cine Solemne (Little Manifesto Against Solemn Cinema)
Cinéfondation at Cannes Film Festival
by Roberto Porta (Argentine)
Best Animation at the Sitges Film Festival, Catalonia, Spain
by Marc Briones (Spanish)
A Child for a Child
Special Jury Mention at Rencontres Du Cinema
by Juan Avella (Venezuelan)
by Samuel Gonzalez (Chilean)
Corto Circuito ~ Open Call
Corto Circuito moves to La Nacional at 239 West 14th St in Chelsea, Manhattan on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm.
The shorts were selected from an open call.
We Are Not Alone
by Maria Aizpury Ayerbe (Salvadoran – Honduran)
by Antoine de Bujadoux (Chilean – French)
by Luciana Digiglio (Argentine)
Out of Season
by Sabrina Campos (Argentine)
No Place Like Home
by David Velduque
Diamante, O A Bailarina (The Ballerina)
by Pedro Jorge (Brazilian)
by Alonso Ruizpalacios (Mexican)
by Daniel Chile (Cuba)
Corto Circuito ~ Colombia Zoom In
Corto Circuito moves to the Colombian Consulate at 10 East 46th St in Midtown, Manhattan on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm.
These are Colombian films. Corto Circuito has a sister festival in Cali, Colombia in August.
Niñas de Uchituu (Girls of Uchituu)
by Helena Salguero (Colombian)
by Claudia Osejo (Colombian)
Hasta Aquí Todo Va Bien (So Far So Good)
by Ernesto Lozano (Colombian)
Somos los Inmigrantes (We Are the Immigrants)
by Catalina Matamoros (Colombian)
Desde la Ventana (From The Window)
by Josee Kattán (Colombian)
Un 9 de Abril (An April 9)
by Edgar Alvarez (Colombian)
Corto Circuito Closing Night ~ Latinos In House
Corto Circuito ends at Instituto Cervantes at 211 East 49th St in Midtown East, Manhattan on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm.
The films are by Latinos in the United States.
Directors are presenting their films. Screenings will be followed by a closing night party.
by Inés Vogelfang
by Carlos Ledesma
by Carmen Vidal
by Ignacio Garcia-Bustelo
by Luciana Faulhaber
by Agostina Galvez, Francisco Lezama
Rabbit Movers Special Cargo
by Miguel Rueda
A Northern Star
by Francisco Solorzano
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The best things in life are free. So is Corto Circuito! ¡Ole!
For more information, visit www.cortocircuito.us