VI Dominicana Film Lab
The laboratory is designed to advise each project individually, and then proceed with an analysis collectively. On the last day, participants will have the opportunity to pitch their project to professionals in the film industry, both nationally and internationally.
The VI Dominicana Film Lab will address the issue of how a film project is presented, as well as offer advice on production, direction, search for funds, and viability and production schemes.
|El síndrome de Avril||Adriana Marcela Conrado||Argentina|
|Por arte de magia||Melissa Saavedra Gil / Patricia Elena Patiño||Colombia|
|Revolucionaria||Tommy Rodríguez||Dominican Republic|
|Ziline, entre el mar y la montaña||Diego Díaz / Fernando Bermúdez||Argentina|
|Mofle||Fernando Henríquez||Dominican Republic|
|El fotógrafo||Gabriel Quiñones||Dominican Republic|
|Eliana||Maia Otero||Dominican Republic|
|Hijo de mar||Candido Bienvenido / Nicole Reyes||Dominican Republic|
|Rotacismo||Ricardo Ruales||Ecuador||[email protected]|
Ricardo (son) has Treacher Collins syndrome, a strange congenital anomaly that impairs cranio-facial formation, hearing and vision. As a result of this syndrome, due to his hearing impairment he had to attend several speech therapies to counteract the rotacism that complicated the pronunciation of the “R” and its communication with his environment. From the therapy many questions arose about the voice, about his own voice and the sound of it.
El síndrome de Avril
|El síndrome de Avril||Adriana Marcela Conrado||Argentina||[email protected]|
Avril syndrome is the story of our daughter, a two-year-old girl who seeks to reach her kidney transplant, going through a struggle with her weight and height, and a congenital disease that prevents her from reaching it. The coincidence of the crossing of our paths, two people with the same damaged chromosome, how easy a pregnancy was after thinking about sterility, the work of a mother who, according to my parents, was not my priority, and pain, come together to reveal the hazards of life and why, always, the human being tries to respond.
Por arte de magia
|Por arte de magia||Melissa Saavedra Gil / Patricia Elena Patiño||Colombia||[email protected]|
In the 80s and 90s the mafia of the Rodríguez Orejuela brothers seized Cali. Mafia beings were known as Los Mágicos and magic spread like frost. Cali was monstrously magical. I was born in Cali in 1987 when the brightness of magic was the fulfillment of wishes. The caleños, including my parents, were infected with the magical effect that the money promised. In the mid-1990s, Los Mágicos fell and the oasis vanished just like my parents killed in 1991; I was 3 years old. This story is my return to Cali – Magica as a flaneur that contemplates it as a paradise that hides a monster with several masks that transformed my destiny. Through conversations with a faceless judge, a neighborhood watchman, a career jeweler, a kindergarten teacher and a service employee, I rebuild that Cali and gather clues about the murder.
|Revolucionaria||Tommy Rodríguez||Dominican Republic||[email protected]|
Aunt Carmen is a documentary that tells us how the Dominican woman is an essential part in the struggle of the leftist movements against the dictatorship, as well as governments of oppression and shows us their importance in the facts that are not taught in the classrooms nor are they written in history books following the steps of one of the women of April who never stops fighting for the freedom of our country.
Ziline, entre el mar y la montaña
|Ziline, entre el mar y la montaña||Diego Díaz / Fernando Bermúdez||Argentina||[email protected]|
Ziline now is La Rioja, a small town in the mountains surrounded northwestern Argentina; but before, it was from Haiti, a land destroyed by poverty and deepest misery, with a childhood full of lacks and suffering. Perhaps for that reason, live the present with determination and an overflowing charisma. Žiline, his art and acrobatics, mobilizes all those around her, his city, his adoptive parents, his reality, his past and his destiny.
|Mofle||Fernando Henríquez||Dominican Republic||[email protected]|
After an engine race that caused the death of his opponent, Mofle is indebted to the drug dealer in the neighborhood. The desperation to pay off his debt leaves him no more way than that of crime. However, everything changes for Mofle when he discovers that he is paying a debt to his brother’s murderer.
|El fotógrafo||Gabriel Quiñones||Dominican Republic||[email protected]|
By pure chance I became a photographer. Being a young man immersed in the digital age, my aunt gives me a roll camera and I am forced to learn the technique of analog photography. A passion for the image that motivates me to deepen my knowledge begins. Amid trips between Santo Domingo and the province of Santiago Rodríguez, where my family resides, I stumble upon a family photo album that catches my attention, I discover that they are all photos taken by my grandfather, Apolinar “Neno” Espinal, who He was the only photographer in the province from 1950 until his death in 1985.
|Eliana||Maia Otero||Dominican Republic||[email protected]|
Eliana (40’s) complies with household chores. She has worked as a domestic employee at Marta’s house (40’s) for more than 20 years. She has a close relationship with the family, especially with Manuela (24), whom she has seen grow up and acts as a second mother for her. One day her routine is interrupted when she sees Manuela kissing with another girl, which goes against her evangelical beliefs. Unable to think of anything else, Eliana becomes deconcentrated at work and obsessively seeks to find the truth about Manuela’s sexuality. Realizing that everyone knows that Manuela is a lesbian Eliana decides to resign. In her new job as a maid, the treatment given to Eliana by the family is different. Eliana opens a gift Manuela gave her, a photo of them two and puts it on her bedside table.
Hijo del mar
|Hijo de mar||Candido Bienvenido / Nicole Reyes||Dominican Republic||[email protected]|
On a Caribbean island, a community of fishermen, isolated from society, lives in harmony under the influence of mysticism inherited from their ancestors. But the quiet existence of the community is interrupted, with the arrival of pilgrims to the people who wish to free people from mysticism and the superstition that clothe them. Being hypnotized and taken from their rituals and traditions by the pilgrims, the inhabitants will be forced to question their own identity and nature and must accept the punishment of their mother, Yemayá, the goddess of the sea.