¡CORTE! 2023


Alongside JIIFF's Festival, every afternoon from January 14th until the 22nd, we meet for seven intensive consecutive days. Our proposal is to make a team and create a short film built with different techniques, in which each member occupies a creative place, according to their age and their interests.

In order to optimize the dynamics according to their age, the film lab is divided between two groups: one for boys and girls up to 12 years old, and another for teenagers over 13. Both groups work separately, but simultaneously.

Students are guided throughout the process by permanent teachers specially selected by JIIFF based on their experience, their pedagogical qualities and bonding experience with the students. In addition to the teachers, in ¡Corte! We''ll receive the visit of industry leaders for different instances and teaching areas such as production, photography, sound, special effects and more.

To close the film lab, the short films made by the students will premiere, in a special instance, on the same screen where the films and short films programmed at the José Ignacio International Film Festival are screened, so that they can enjoy it with their families and guests.


We highlight how essential playing is part of the education of filmmaking. For both children and teenagers, it is a film lab with the camera on, ready for experimentation.

We want to underline that the film lab is not only focused on finishing a short film, but also on discovering a means of artistic expression. We want the participants to visualize a new form of communication; discover a new language. Teachers are guides and advisers stimulating the creativity of the team. We promote collaborative work for a common good: the short film.

One week prior to the beginning of the clases we propose two additional classes by Zoom. There, in search for the story, the general guidelines and the script are proposed. We talk about genres and basic structure. That way, at the first day of class students will work with this material. As a team they choose one of the proposals (or a combination of several) and we close the script with the desire to give more time to the thought behind text as well as to the pre-production and post-production of the short films.

We also want to allow time to the post-production experience. For those who have already done the film lab before, this is a new section to the lab. Edition, color and sound. We propose a day in an audio studio, where the final cut is actively “dressed up” with sound effects and folley.

14th until the 21st of January 2023

3PM - 6PM


El mundo se revela
a quienes viajan a pie.

Werner Herzog

"Poliladron". Cortometraje creado por los alumnos de 9 a 12 años.

"Pescador". Cortometraje creado por los alumnos de 13 a 17 años.


Oliver Garland

Oliver Garland


Oliver Garland. Director with extensive experience in the Latin American market. With acting training and a strong profile in directing actors, he has shot commercials, video clips, shorts and a documentary feature. He was awarded Best Uruguayan Director at the Ojo de Iberoamérica 2015, 2020 and 2021. He has music videos with more than 20 million views and awarded at dozens of festivals. In 2018, he released FromCore To Sun, a sports documentary that became the most watched Ecuadorian film of the year. He co-wrote his first feature film In the Reflection, which is currently in development. In his spare time he is a skydiver.

Federico Musé

Federico Musé


Federico Musé. Director, Graduate in Social Communication from the Catholic University of Montevideo. As a professional, he began his career in the audiovisual medium in the year 2000. From the beginning he has worked for the most prominent production companies in the medium, both in Uruguay and Argentina; and he specializes in world-class production services. Later on, as a transition that occurs naturally, in 2010 Musé made the leap to director. Some of his works, both documentaries and video clips, have received international awards. He is currently a director at Electric Studios in Uruguay and has representation in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and the USA.

Timeline ¡Corte! - January 2023



500 usd
Early bird until 30th November 10% off
Club JIIFF Member 10% ff


ORGANIZATION OF IBERO-AMERICAN STATES (OEI) and JOSÉ IGNACIO "LIGA DE FOMENTO". Even though we have limited space, we reserve five vacancies to award five 100% scholarships in partnership with the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) and the Liga de José Ignacio, aimed at boys and girls who cannot afford the course.
To participate, they must send a video of up to one minute in which they tell us why they would like to win the scholarship. Attach the video to an email to with the subject "Beca Liga" or "Beca OEI".

They will be awarded:

Winners will be announced on January 6th.

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