First Night Program
October 24, 2008 - 7:00pm
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Antes y despuÈs de besar a MarÌa
Raul, a 9 years old urban boy, spend every summer at his parents small Village. But this summer is gonna be like no other before. This summer, Raul is gonna do his best in order to kiss his 12 years old cousin, María.
Bertha & Bruno
Love and hate can be two sides of the same coin, but in Bertha and Brunoís case, the same cloud.
A Hollywood agent (dispatched to sign a "hot" new writer) and a sensitive gay man (waiting for a blind date), mistake each other for the person they were expecting to meet.
You Me and Captain Longbridge
Isolated after the death of his father, a young boy escapes into the world of his imagination.
A series of vignettes about relationships gone awry, adapted from Dan Rhodes book by the same name.
Rescued after his mother dies from AIDS and brought up in an orphanage, the life of young Hakim is a portrait of the toll that the disease has taken on the children of Africa.
2008 KUROSAWA AWARD--CREATIVE EXCELLENCE
BEST PRODUCITON DESIGN
Struggling writer Finkle is so hampered by this inability to create he will go to any length in his search for inspiration.
Second Night Program
October 25, 2008 - 7:00pm
Porque hay cosas que nunca se olvidan
2008 GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER
LUNIMARIA AWARD (Best Cinematography), BEST EDITING
Four friends lose their soccer ball inside an evil Grandmotherís yard.
Dead End Job
2008 JURY AWARD--BEST ACTRESS
Obituary writer Abigail Slay always has the scoop. But what happens when an obit writer has to cover her own death?
2008 JURY AWARD--BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
An old man lives a lonely life under the dark shadows of industrial smog. One day he receives a mysterious package which gives him the ability to change his environment.
A factory worker who holds no interest for the girl of his dreams until he develops a curious cyst on his body, a cyst which seems to reproduce itself.
2008 JURY AWARD--BRONZE MEDAL
Desperate to be rid of her toddler in order to have an affair, a dissatisfied Beverly Hills Housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for.
The Mantis Parable
The Mantis Parable is the charming tale of a humble caterpillar trapped in a bug collector's jar and in need of a helping hand.