- Beginning this year, the short film program for kids and families will be called “Pásate una Película”.
- Movies are divided into three sections, according to the ideal age of attendees for each screening, from 0 to 10+.
The Valdivia International Film Festival has doubled its commitment to children’s short films, expanding its program to include shorts from around Latin America, so that kids from all ages can take part in the celebrations of the event’s 25th anniversary, held this year between October 8 and 14.
The program of shorts for children and families is entitled “Pásate una Película”, inviting everyone to come and wonder at the various films and their stories, hailing from many countries in Latin America. This short film program is divided according to the ideal age of attendees, including a series for 0 to 6 years old, one for 7+, and a final one for 10-years-and-older.
The series for the youngest children (0 to 6) includes shorts by directors with a vast trajectory, such as Vivienne Barry, and others done collectively by kids: La Machi y el Árbol Sagrado, by children in the school San Francisco De Porres (Chile, 2017, 7’); Los Emigrantes, by Andrés llugany (Argentina, 2017, 13’); Nuku Nuku (Todos Juntos), by Vivienne Barry (Chile, 2018, 14’); Juguete Nuevo, by Rogerio Boechat (Brazil, 2017, 6’); Anton, by Rosario Carlino (Argentina, 2013, 11’); and Jardín Móvil, by Paula Daveloza (Argentina, 2016, 3’).
The program for children 7-years-and-older features films that have been awarded at international festivals for children´s movies and for short films, with a highlight in Argentine pictures. Girls and boys that already attend school will be able to watch, together with those accompanying them, movies such as Chico Miguel, by Maximiliano Subiela (Argentina-Italy, 2018, 15’); Médico de Monstruo, by Gustavo Teixeira (Brazil, 2017, 11’); Viaje a Marte, by Juan Pablo Saramella (Argentina 2004, 16’); Anastasia, by Ane Rodriguez and Lore Monteiro (Mexico, 2016, 6’); and Los Dos Cines de Yody Jarsún, by Alejandro Gallo (Argentina, 2017, 5’).
The program for 10+ showcases higher complexity narratives, with a more family oriented character, delving into genres like mystery and science fiction. The motion pictures the entire family can enjoy in this section are: Misterio en el Bosque, by Carlos Vargas (Chile, 2018, 10’); Domingo, by Jazmín Ferreiro (Argentina, 2018, 11’); Mendigo Ruido, by Juan David León (Colombia, 2018, 8’); Tecnotiempo, by Festival Ojo de Pescado (Chile, 2017, 5’); Temporada de Ranas, by Florencia Momo (Argentina, 2017, 14’); El Caballero y el Mago, by Darío Álvarez and Bruno Sabongi (Brazil, 2017, 8’); and Entre Dos Aguas, by Matías Lucchesi (Argentina, 2018, 13’).