Thursday, October 4, 2012 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 12:43 PM

Tespis Magazine, our sister site, is a proud sponsors of the Ninth annual Corto Circuito, the Latino Short Film Festival of New York, and we are thrilled to be part of it as well!.
The festival, organized by New York University's King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) and film programmer Diana Vargas, runs at the KJCC Auditorium from Thursday, October 4 to Saturday October 6 and presents a varied selection of the most acclaimed and influential Latin American, Spanish, and US- based Latino films of recent years. 

More than 45 titles will be presented, including award-winning short films in fiction and documentary, as well as some experimental works that resist easy classification and push at the boundaries of established structures and formats. The selections come from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the U.S.

"Being in our ninth year, we can say that Corto Circuito's role has been to bring movies that New Yorkers probably wouldn't see otherwise, but, also, to strengthen the bridge between Hispanic cultures, and New York audiences" states Diana Vargas, director of Corto Circuito. "We are in our ninth edition and still going strong: we must be doing something right. For the past nine years we have consistently been putting together programs to showcase our cultures. Thanks to Cortocircuito, we have been bringing to New York a plethora of amazing works by Spanish and Latino American filmmakers. I hope we will continue to do so," adds Laura Turégano, KJCC's Associate Director and co-organizer of the festival. 


* Thursday October 4th, 7 pm,, with the award-winning films:L (Thais Fuginaga, Brazil), winner at Sao Paulo Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival; Los anfitriones (Miguel Moulet, Cuba-Peru), Third Prize CinéFondation at Cannes Film Festival); Los Retratos (Colombia), Special Jury Mention at Locarno Film Festival;Lagun Mina (Spain), Best Short at Cinemad, Madrid; Requiem para la eternidad (Mexico) Best Documentary at Morelia Film Festival; De qué se ríen las hienas (Javier Veiga, Spain), Best Short at Icaro Film Festival; Animales de alquiler (Pablo Ortega, Costa Rica) Best Short Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, La Habana. 

* Friday, October 5th, Corto Circuito begins at 7 pm with a program of experimental films, both narrative and documentary, from Cuba, Costa Rica, Spain and Colombia. Then to celebrate the work of those filmmakers who have chosen to explore the complex issues of human rights, Corto Circuito will present Things that Matter, a program that aims to engage the audience in the pertinent issues of human rights. In collaboration with Fundación 10.12.48. 

* Saturday, October 6th, the Festival starts at 3:00 p.m. with a selection of Film Schools program. The School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba –EICTV, The Universidad del Cine from Buenos Aires, and Mexico's Centro de Capacitación CInematográfica -CCC, will present the most recent films made by their students. A selection includes the films that have competed in important festivals such as Cannes, Guadalajara, and Locarno. 

At 4:30 p.m. Corto Circuito will present a special selection of Uruguayan Shorts that have been awarded at La Pedrera Short Film Festival and Uruguay International Short Film Festival (FICU); both events take place annually in Montevideo, Uruguay and are directed by Sergio Miranda. The films are: Reino Plástico by Maximiliano Conteti & Guillermo Kloetzer, Mojarra and Colchones both directed by Lucia Garibaldi and El olor de aquel lugar by Andres Boero. 

* Saturday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m., the following participating shorts, that were hand-picked from close to 250 films submitted to the festival this year, will be screened: Gatos (Natalia Sprenger, Spain); Hunger (Mario de la Torre, Spain); Él (Lidice Abreu, Venezuela); Chapstick (Juan Manuel Mendez, Guatemala); Memorias del viento (Katherine Harder, Chile); De aqui pa'allá (Joelle Lager, Puerto Rico); Ensayo de actores (Jesus Monroy, Spain). 


The closing program, at 7:30 p.m., will feature Talent in the House, shorts by Latino directors living in the United States: Rush (Juan Fischer), The Black Eagle (Oscar Frasser), Comedy (Pablo Herran),Black Hole (Monica Walters), Behind The Mirror (Julio Ramos), Kyakä La Na (Adriana Cepeda) and Free Expression (Martin & Facundo Lombard.) Followed by a Closing Night Party with DJ Funkenstein. 

Details:When: From Thursday October 4 to Saturday October 6, 2012 
Hours: Thursday and Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 3:00, 4:30, 6:00 and 7:30 pm 
Where: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU. 53 Washington Square South (Bet Sullivan and Thompson Streets) 
Trains: A, B, C, E, F, y M to West 4 and 1 to Christopher Street. 
Price: Free 
More Info at: click here/ 
All foreign language films are subtitled in English.

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