QAFF 2023 SELECTION
By Irene Lema, Carolina del Mar Fernández, Sergio Bromberg Colombia / 2023 / 45'09 EL BEAT is a cross-platform narrative consisting of a VR experience, an interactive film and an immersive installation.It unfolds the story of Benkos Biohó, enslaved African and founder of the first free town in the colonial Americas, and the story of his descendants, the people of Palenque. It is a tribute to the African diaspora and the Black Power of Latin America.
By Andrés Mosquera Colombia / 2023 / 21'58 The experiences lived with Pimpi conclude in a tragic experience for his relatives, the story takes place in a small town in the middle of the Colombian Pacific jungle. Past and present are mixed to form a story where the town and its inhabitants witness the struggle of black people.
By Ernestina Miranda, Mar Ajé / Colombia / 2022 / 11'34 Ngubá narrates stories that are woven around the food that women sow and cook in San Basilio de Palenque. An ancestral practice that enlivens women's relationships with the land and awakened memories through daily and collective field work. The community tissue is enhanced by songs and ancestral knowledge around this practice.
By Rosa Patricia Perea Colombia / 2023 / 11'08 After losing her son, Chela, an Afro-Colombian woman, faces the ancestral funeral ritual "Gualí" to say the last goodbye to the child. She will be overwhelmed by the cooing and the relatives dancing with the coffin of the dead baby. Disturbed by the sadness and mystical sounds, she will listen to the uncontrollable crying of the baby and will chase that voice that calls her..... Chela will be perplexed by what she sees.
By Sebastián Pinzón Silva, Canela Reyes Colombia / 2023 / 77' On April 5, 2001, shortly after a nearby massacre at the hands of right-wing paramilitaries, two hooded strangers entered the farming town of La Bonga and delivered a letter. The note accused the town of sympathizing with the FARC, the largest guerrilla group in Colombia. The people were given 48 hours to either leave or be forcibly removed. And so, the entirety of La Bonga–150 families–fled that same day.
By Obeida Benavides Nieves Colombia / 2021 / 13'18 After the celebration of the reconciliation party in a small caribbean town, Candelaria, an old woman who lives sheltered in the solitude of her house besieged by ruin and abandonment, wakes up to what appears to be an ordinary day. The screams of the women in the street announce the rage of the protest that Candelaria refuses to join. In the middle of the lonely town where the din of the confrontation can be heard in the distance, Candelaria
By Paula Mayo Colombia / 2022 / 5' The intrepid captain Ujura Marques and her co-pilot Xaibora, are on their way to Mars in their Colombian space force ship; When they receive a distress signal from an unknown ship, when they go to their aid they will face an unexpected danger, in a volley of motions and science fiction that leaves us a message of protection of the environment and its species, in a space future.
The Red Tree
By Joan Gómez Endara Colombia / 2021 / 59' When his father dies, Eliécer is left to care for the half-sister he’s never met, called Esperanza. His mission is to take the girl to the capital to find the mother who abandoned her as a baby. The decision not to take responsibility for the girl, and the fulfilment of his duty, oblige Eliécer to set out on a journey on which he will accept the company of Toño, the young boatman whose dream is to make it to the city to become a boxing champion.
Marimba de Chonta
By Julian Garcia Cardenas / Colombia / 2022 / 10'09 Strength of the water, immensity of the jungle". A piano that replicates the history of the black people. My grandmother in life danced to it and with her hip wiggling she taught everybody that the marimba is the reflection of a truth that has not been told. My ancestors used to celebrate with it all the battles won that the world today overshadows.
On the shoulder
By Andrés Felipe Villarreal Valencia / Colombia / 2022 / 24'03 Almost 70 years ago, James and Libia, a couple of Afro-descendants, he from Cauca and she from Valle, arrived in what was then Santa Fe de Bogotá with the purpose of building a family. At the same time and in the same city, Angel and Carmen, migrants from Tolima and Boyacá respectively, began the same task. Today, Andrés, the grandson of these two families, explores the cultural and material legacy built by his grandparents...
Tritych by Jorge Artel
By Alvaro Serje, JM Suárez Colombia / 2022 / 5' A look at the poetry of the Afrocolombian poet Jorge Artel created with the images of the documentary "Black: A poet's life", which recount the life of this writer, journalist, militant, exiled and political activist who fought word by word to reclaim his African heritage. This triptych is a tribute through images and sounds inspired by Artel's words and voice.
Black Girls Magic
By Yulian RENTERIA Colombia / 2023 /9'50 Magic of black girls is a photo shoot that became a documentary short film, in the city of cali - Colombia. It shows a group of black girls in their different skin tones wearing black outfits, highlighting their hair and different styles as a symbol of resistance. This short documentary film reflects the strength of women coming together and how they show one of the many magics that reflect black women through aesthetics.
Películas en Festivales
Dirigida a la participación de películas colombianas de corto y largometraje producidas durante los años 2020, 2021, 2022 y 2023, que estén finalizadas y que hayan sido seleccionadas en los festivales elegidos por el CNACC para el año 2023. Esta información se verificará con la fecha de emisión de la resolución de reconocimiento de producto nacional de la película.
Los festivales podrán ser atendidos de manera presencial o virtual. Para conocer la lista de festivales aprobados para este año, por favor revise la Lista de eventos.
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