Francia, España, México, Marruecos | Primer largometraje de ficción

Dirección/Direction: Cristóbal Álvarez
Produción: Héctor Zubieta
Estado/Current status: Desenvolvimiento/Development

In a small town, four characters cross one other. Each of them dealing with memories that leads them to face justice. All in the pursuit of a better life.

Cristóbal Álvarez (México DF, ). Born in Mexico City Cristóbal Álvarez is the grandson of Spanish migrants. He studied cinematography in the United States, Photography in Mexico and direction in the School of Cinema of Barcelona (ECIB). Influenced by his travels (Cuba, India, Morocco, France). His work reflects multiculturalism as a primary importance. As an independent cinema committed to the search for the truth with an intimate and sincere look that takes care of the landscapes of nature and emotions of human beings. He also produces music videos, as well as cultural social short films.


Argentina | Second feature film

Dirección/Direction: Nicolás Suárez
Produción: Protón Cine
Estado/Current status: Desenvolvimiento/Development

Argentina, 1885. Like Werther, like Lord Byron, like Poe, Andrés suffers from the evil of the century: a feeling of the useless and vain of existence that will drag him to travel from the country to the city and from one century to another, in a rhythmic and heterochronic dystopia.

Nicolás Suárez (Buenos Aires, 1987) studied at ENERC and has a Doctorate of Literature from the University of Buenos Aires. His short film Centauro (2017) had its world premiere at the Berlinale, where it obtained a special mention, and received the award for best short film at the Biarritz d’Amérique Latine Festival. He co-directed the feature film Hijos Nuestros (2015), which was the winner of the INCAA First Operas competition and received awards at the Mar del Plata, Málaga and Guadalajara festivals, among others. His new feature film project, El mal del siglo, was selected in 2019 to participate in the Bienal Arte Joven in Buenos Aires, where Nicolás was awarded a scholarship to develop the film and study at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola.


España | Primer largometraje

Dirección/Direction: Zeltia Outeiriño
Produción: Sétima Media and Ringo Media
Estado/Current status: Development and pre-production

To overcome the vital disenchantment she suffers, Zeltia returns to her land, Galicia, and searches the memory of her uncle Antonio Outeiriño. A gay textile artisan from Ourense who lived through the 80s intensely and with whom she identifies because of his values ​​and dissidence. Searching for Antonio, she connects with herself, heals her sense of uprooting and restores the fragile bond with her family.

Zeltia Outeiriño González (Madrid, 1978) studied Advertising and Public Relations at the UVigo and Audiovisual Communication at the UB (Barcelona). At the age of 27, she works as a television camera operator and made her first medium-length film El Bazar Solidario. In 2009, she left television and embarked on a trip to Colombia, and she directed her second medium-length film, Vientos de Resistencia. Already in Barcelona, ​​she became interested in the processes of participatory video creation and founded the collective Las Mirillas, where she carries out projects with socially vulnerable groups. In 2018 she enrolled in the Master in Creative Documentary at UPF and began to develop her debut feature, the full-length documentary Patarinos, a project based on her personal and family history.


Italia, Kenia | Primer largometraje de ficción

Dirección/Direction: Mo Scarpelli
Produción: Rake Films
Estado/Current status: Early development-treatment stage

The sacred winds bring 12-year-old Ngwan learns she has been arranged to marry a man 35 years older than her, she stages a rape, to spoil her precious virginity and cancel the marriage. Her rebellion sparks turmoil and violence among her tribe, disorder of nature, and leads her down a path of further resistance and empowerment.

Mo Scarpelli is an Italian-American director and cinematographer of non-fiction cinema. Her documentary films have screened at the Berlinale, Visions du Réel, IDFA, SXSW, Hot Docs, Durban IFF, BFI London Film Festival, Thessaloniki and others. Her debut documentary feature Anbessa was nominated for both the Crystal Bear and Glashütte Documentary Prize at the 69° Berlinale, and broadcast on ARTE/ZDF in France and Germany. Her latest documentary El Father Plays Itself, shot in Venezuela, received a Jury Special Mention for Best International Feature Competition at the 51° Visions du Réel. Mo is a selection of Berlinale Talents and holds a Bachelor’s of Journalism from the University of Missouri (USA). She is based in Rome. A Song That Slays is Mo’s first fiction feature film.


España | Primer largometraje

Dirección/Direction: Helena Santín
Produción: Japonica Films
Estado/Current status: Development

After hearing the news of the death of her brother Eligio, Rosa travels alone to her hometown in Galicia to take care of the house and the cows belonging to its last inhabitant, leaving behind a city to which she feels she does not belong. She reconnects with her former home, a place between mountains near the border with Portugal, where she will relive her memories and draw closer to a village that has remained between times. A territory that moves between the mythical and the fantastic, and that hides in its corners echoes of the past.

Helena Santín (Barcelona, 1993) has a degree in directing from ESCAC and focuses on her work as an editor in very different places: the online magazine PlayGround, advertising agencies and various video clips of the singer Mala Rodríguez. Additionally, she develops independent personal projects. Last year she was part of the MECAL Young Jury, and she is currently part of the communication commission of the cinema cooperative Zumzeig in Barcelona.