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Unmissable Saturday 28
28
Jul

Unmissable Saturday 28

Official Selection Fiction

EXCUSE ME, I’M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND

Time: 12:00

Location: Auditorio de la Universidad de Guanajuato

By: Juan Ramón Velázquez

The world of high-class relaxation centers can become a metaphysical environment, as this short film portrays when a couple faces a conflict not knowing what they seek —as the title suggests. It’s director, Bernhard Wenger, studies Directing and Producing at the Vienna Film Academy. His short film Keeping Balance was launched online as a Vimeo Staff Pick and Exit Right was a viral success.

Official Selection Mexico

VELVET

Time: 13:00

Location: Teatro Principal

By: Juan Ramón Velázquez

This short film is about the transformation of two friend, Ale and Rubén, who see the course of their friendship altered by a literally cosmis event: the passing of a celestial body (the imaginary Velvet comet) through the MExico City skies. Velvet is directed by Paula Hopf, a graduate from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica who also made Años Luz and La casa de Los Lúpulos, as well as advertising projects, series and fashion films. She’s currently preparing her feature debut, Una muchacha normal, with the help of IMCINE’s Storyline Development fund.

Official Selection Documentary

SOY

Time: 17:00

Location: Teatro Principal

By: Juan Ramón Velázquez

Denise Kelm, director of Soy, studied directing at EICTV in Cuba. Her films have been awarded at festivals such as Curta 8 and One Minute. This short film, about a girl trapped in the media maelstorm after the death of Fidel Castro, won the Special Jury Prize for Student Documentaries at IDFA.

Official Selection Documentary

BONFIRES

Time: 17:00

Location: Teatro Principal

By: Juan Ramón Velázquez

Violent conflicts are a permanent danger in any location with human beings. The political-religious problem in Northern Ireland is deeply grounded in the region’s history and is one of the themes of this documentary. The protestant people of Northern Ireland light bonfires every July 11 to commemorate William de Orange at the Battle of the Boyne. They consider it a sign of identity affirmation, but the Catholics find it arrogant and humiliating.