Short Film Competition


Dir: Joaquín Bravo

Saturday 14th january
Bajada de los Pescadores

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Dir: Pablo Schulkin

Sunday 15th january
Pavilion VIK

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Dir: Celeste Lois & Marina Artigas

Tuesday 17th january
Pavilion VIK

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El visitante

Dir: Lucía Nieto Salazar

Wednesday 18th january
Chacra La Mallorquina

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Noches de abril

Dir: Gonzalo Pintado

Wednesday 18th january
Chacra La Mallorquina

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Dir: Mariana Castiñeiras

Friday 20th january
Pavilion VIK

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Los nuevos románticos

Dir: Santiago Banchero

Saturday 21st january
Bajada de Pescadores

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JIIFF’s Short Film Competition is a great opportunity to meet the up and coming local filmmakers. Professionals who are making a name for themselves in both filmmaking and production. Organized in partnership with Fundación Diciembre, it is intended exclusively for Uruguayan productions and co-productions completed in 2022, that have not yet been released in the country and that do not exceed 15 minutes in length. The award is a ticket to the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Todos los cortometrajes en competencia se exhiben en nuestra pantalla antes de los largometrajes.

All short films are premiered on our screen before the Oficial Competition feature films.

Un jurado especialmente convocado por JIIFF es el responsable de elegir al cortometraje ganador de la 13era edición.

A jury brought together by JIIFF is responsible for choosing the Jury’s Prize of the 13th edition.

Los realizadores y productores de los cortometrajes en competencia participan activamente en las proyecciones presentando sus trabajos ante el público.

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


Alejandra Trelles

Alejandra Trelles


(Montevideo, Uruguay, 1974)
Journalist, film critic and teacher. Since 2009, she has been the director of the Uruguayan International Film Festival, organized by Cinemateca Uruguaya, which this year celebrates its 41st edition.
She has also been a programmer for the Punta del Este Film Festival, the Llamale H Festival and Cine a Pedal. In Spain, she programmes for the Cineuropa Festival in Galicia and the Malaga Film Festival. She has participated as a jury in numerous international film festivals such as the Berlinale, Karlovy Vary, Mar del Plata or Viennale. She is a translator and teacher and collaborates as a cultural journalist and film critic in various written medias, mainly the newspaper La Diaria and the weekly Brecha.

César Troncoso

César Troncoso


César Troncoso is a Uruguayan filmmaker, theater and television actor active since the 90s. He's participated in more than 30 plays -including Fate of Two or Three Things, Frozen, Cruel Checkers and The Grönholm Method. In 2003 he made his first cinematographic work, the film El viaje hacia el mar. Since then he has participated in more than 30 films and series, in 5 different countries, including The Pope's Bath, Clandestine Childhood, O Seller of Dreams, The Night of 12 Years and Iosi, the Repentant Spy. He has received recognition for his work and career at various international festivals.

Gaston Solnicki

Gastón Solnicki


Gastón Solnicki is an Argentine director and producer, born in 1978. He studied at the International Center of Photography and earned a BA in Film from the Tisch School of the Arts - NYU. He directed Süden his first film in 2008. His second feature film Papirosen premiered at Locarno Film Festival in 2011, won the Best Film Award at BAFICI and was released in the United States. Solnicki's third film, Kékszakállú (2016), won the FIPRESCI for Best Film at Venice Film Festival. It was later screened at TIFF, NYFF and Viennale. Kékszakállú was selected by the renowned magazine Artforum as one of the ten best films of 2016. In 2018, he directed and produced Introduzione all’Oscuro, which premiered at Venice 75'. His films have recently been acquired by MoMA.

Fundación Diciembre JIIFF 2023


Fundación Diciembre is an initiative/opening move that comes along and promotes 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


All the short films selected in the 13th edition of JIIFF compete for the December Award: an airplane ticket for the 2023 Cannes Film Festival appointed by a specially selected JIIFF jury 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

The piece awarded by Fundación Diciembre is a creation of the Uruguayan artist, Carlos Vignolo. With roots in drawing and in the 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 dexterous handling of wood sculpture. Created especially for the winner of the JIIFF 2023 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.