SHORT FILM CONTEST 2021


We present JIIFF’s 2021 Short Film Competition organized in partnership with Fundación Diciembre. Short films participating are Uruguayan films completed in 2020 which have not yet been released in the country and are up to 15 minutes long.
A different short film will be screened before most screenings. Check the program!

CONTEST WINNERS


Martin est tombé d’un toit

Best Short Film

Dance for the Apocalypse

Audience Award

SELECTED SHORT FILMS


  • DANCE FOR THE APOCALYPSE
    Director: Horacio Reyes Páez. Genre: Música, Danza, Poesía Tuesday 19,...
  • MARTIN EST TOMBÉ D'UN TOIT
    Director: Matías Ganz Genre: Comedia Tuesday 19, January ESTANCIA VIK
  • EL AGUA TE ARREPENTIRÁ
    Director: Marco Bentancor. Genre: Thriller, Romance, Fantastic Thursday 21, January LAS GARZAS
  • MONTEVIDEO VAMPIRO
    Director: Cristhian Orta. Genre: Comedia Negra Saturday 23, January CAMPO AIR...

Judges

MariangelSolomita

Mariangel Solomita

URUGUAY
Journalist
Film Critique

BIO

FedericoVeiroj

Federico Veiroj

URUGUAY
Screenwriter
Producer and Director

BIO

InesBortagaray

Inés Bortagaray

URUGUAY
Screenwriter
Writer

BIO

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

AWARDS


Premio-Diciembre-Cortometrajes

All short films compete to obtain the December Award: a trip to the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival awarded by a jury specially selected by JIIFF. In addition, each of the shorts in competition will be part of the market catalog of the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Festival.

ABOUT FUNDACIÓN DICIEMBRE


Fundación Diciembre is an initiative that stands by and promotes projects in the area of education and social inclusion.
Fundación Diciembre intends to contribute to 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.

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Mariangel Solomita


Mariangel Solomita

Uruguayan. Since 2008 she has been part of the journalistic team of the newspaper El País, where she makes film reviews, interviews, reports, research reports and profiles.

She participated in various publications and specialized film websites and directed the magazine Guía 50. She has been a Fipresci jury and official jury in different festivals, such as Mar del Plata, Guadalajara, Gramado, Cinemateca, Llamale H.

For four years she has been a mentor of the Talents Berlinale critic workshop in Guadalajara. She hosts the program Corre Cámara on TV Ciudad.

Federico Veiroj


FedericoVeiroj

Uruguayan Spanish scriptwriter, producer and director. Since 1996 he has been writing, producing and directing shorts and feature films, including Acné (2008), A useful life (2010), The Apostate (2015), filmed in Madrid and screened on the JIIFF screen. Belmonte (2018), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, is his latest production.

Veiroj's shorts and films were part of a retrospective at the Viennale –Vienna Film Festival (2015). The Harvard Film Archive dedicated a showing of his films in 2016. And the Svenska Filminstitutet (Sweden) dedicated a showing of all his films in 2017.
His fifth film, The Moneychanger, premiered in 2019 at the Platform competition at the Toronto Film Festival as well as at the NY Film Festival and San Sebastián, among others.

Inés Bortagaray


Inés Bortagaray

She has worked as a scriptwriter on several feature films in Latin America: A useful life, by Federico Veiroj; Another story of the world, by Guillermo Casanova; A stray girlfriend and My friend from the park, by Ana Katz; Rabbit Woman, by Verónica Chen, and The Invisible life, by Karim Aïnouz, which won Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.
For the script of My friend from the park, together with Katz, she won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 . The script for The invisible life (which she wrote together with Murilo Hauser and Aïnouz) won the 25th edition of the Guarani Academy of Cinema award in Brazil, the Brazilian Academy of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts award, and the Abra award, which awards the Brazilian Association of Authors Roteiristas.
She published the books Now I'll have to kill you, Ready, set, go and How many adventures await us. Some of her stories appeared in national and international anthologies, and in literary magazines such as Zoetrope: All-Story, by Francis Ford Coppola.