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JIIFF’s Short Film Competition is a great window that offers the opportunity to meet new names in our industry as well as professionals who stand out both in filmmaking and production. Organized in partnership with Fundación Diciembre, it is exclusively intended for Uruguayan productions and co-productions completed in 2021, that do not exceed 15 min and which have not yet been premiered in the country. The prize is a roundtrip airfare including accommodation for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

Short films in competition are shown at JIIFF’s screen before the feature films.

A jury specially convened by JIIFF is responsible for choosing the winning Short film for the 12th edition.

The filmmakers and producers of the competing short films actively participate in the screenings by presenting their work to the public.

2022 PROGRAM

SHORT FILM COMPETITION

PILLOW.

Dir: Horacio Reyes Páez
Sunday 16th January
Bajada de los pescadores

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BIS ANS ENDE DER LIEBE

Dir: Verónica Pamoukahglian
Tuesday 18th January
Pueblo Garzón

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A TULUM

Dir: Emilio Sarthou
Wednesday 19th January
Estancia VIK

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THE BLUE HOUR

Dir: Jeremías Segovia
Friday 21st January
Chacra La Mallorquina

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For sold out screenings please register on our waiting list by sending an email to reservas@joseignaciofilmfestival.com

JURY

Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto

Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto

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With more than fourteen years of experience, she has credits as producer, executive producer, co-producer, and line producer, in feature films and short films that have participated in major film festivals around the world. Her first feature film as producer, La tierra y la sombra by César Augusto Acevedo, won at the Camera d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. She was the general producer of the 57th and 58th versions of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival FICCI. She has served as the general producer of the 18th and 19th versions of the Bogotá Short Film Festival / Festival de Cortos de Bogotá - BOGOSHORTS, and a programmer for the Experimental Competition of the same festival. Executive producer of the feature film Memento Mori by Fernando López Cardona. She directs the film company Inercia Películas, which she founded in 2010 and from which she produces the feature films Horizonte by César Augusto Acevedo (FDC 2020, Aide aux cinémas du monde 2021, HBF + Europe 2021, Ibermedia Program 2021), Donde Comienza el Río by Juan Andrés Arango (DALE Award! Europe Latin America Co-Production Forum, SSIFF 2021, Artistic Production Grant awarded by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec - CALQ, FDC 2021), La Frontera Invisible (IDFA FORUM Markets, Sorfond, Dok Leipzig) by Alejandro Álvarez Quijano, among others.

Pablo Lozano

Pablo Lozano

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Pablo Lozano is a filmmaker and full time professor at INTEC University in Santo Domingo where he also designed the Film Degree program. A graduate of the International School of Film and Television (EICTV) in Cuba, and Master's Degree from the Escuela Superior de Cine y Audiovisuales de Cataluña (ESCAC) in Barcelona. As a producer he has worked in Todos Somos Marineros premiered in Rotterdam and winner of the FIPRESCI award at Cinélatino in Toulouse, among other international festivals. Candela, selected at La Fabrique Cinémas du Monde, Cannes in 2018, Sundance Script Residency (2016), Edit Residency (2019) and Music Residency (2019) workshops at Skywalker Studios. It won "Best Film", "Best Direction" and "Best Supporting Actor" at the Fine Arts Film Festival 2021, "Best Film" and "Best Actress" at the Dominican Film Festival in NY, and "Jury Prize" at the Biarritz Film Festival 2021, among other international festivals where it continues its route around the world. Books and Drinks, a romantic comedy featuring Clara Lago (8 apellidos Vascos), and Jackson Rathbone (Twilight Saga), to be released in 2023. Pepe, winner of the Hubert Bals screenwriting award (Netherlands), FONPROCINE development (Dominican Rep.), IBERMEDIA development, World Cinema Fund Classic + ACP (Germany), and the French national award for production from the CNC + ACP. To be released in 2023

Lucila de Arizmendi

Lucila de Arizmendi

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Lucila de Arizmendi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1985 and is a Film Producer and Photographer. She is interested in the development and production of auteur cinema and in the collaboration of coproductions. She founded Imprudencia, with Maca Herrera Bravo, and they produced Monster God (2019), a short film by Agustina San Martín, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and obtained the Special Mention of the Jury. Lucila de Arizmendi produced To kill the beast (2021), first feature by Agustina San Martín, that premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. The film received a Special Mention from the Argentine Film Critics Association and the APPLAA award for Best Location Design at Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Lucila is also Associate Producer and Line Producer of Death Doesn’t Exist, and Love Doesn’t Either (2019), second film by Fernando Salem, that premiered at Mar del Plata International Film Festival. She is Line Producer of Transcending waves (2019), a documentary by Gauchos del Mar in the Islas Malvinas / Falkland Islands. She produced the short documentaries How to talk to Lorrie Moore (2020), by Majo Moirón, and Playa Unión, a pop manifest, by Michelle Gualda, in post-production.

Foto de un orador de la Fundación Diciembre

ABOUT
DECEMBER FOUNDATION

Fundación Diciembre is an initiative that was created to promote projects in the area of education and social inclusion. The December Foundation intends to contribute in the improvement and promotion of the values of freedom, solidarity, equality and respect for diversity. Its projects include support for organizations that promote educational debate, public schools in vulnerable areas, organizations with field projects in areas of extreme poverty, as well as projects that promote free expression.

Foto del Premio de la Fundación Diciembre

ABOUT THE
DECEMBER AWARD

All the short films selected in the 12th edition of JIIFF are in competition for the December Award: an airplane ticket for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival with a jury specially selected by JIIFF and a piece created by the Uruguayan artist, Carlos Vignolo. In addition, each of the short films in competition will be part of the market catalog of the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Festival.

Carlos Vignolo

CARLOS VIGNOLO
The piece awarded by Fundación Diciembre is a creation of the Uruguayan artist, Carlos Vignolo. With roots in drawing and in industrial design, he has experimented with different materials since the 1980s. This extensive exercise in the manipulation of shapes and different techniques leads to a unique handling of wood sculpture. Created especially for the winner of the JIIFF 2022 Short Film Competition, the piece is made of black acacia and it's inspired by the waves of José Ignacio, where the artist has been surfing since he was a child.