ul. Floriańska 18/5, 31-021 Kraków
24th November (Sunday)
After three years, the jury of our festival again considered the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica the best film school taking part in the ETIUDA 2012 competition.
This school, renowned in the world of film education, was established in 1975. Its aim was to educate film industry specialists with respect for various forms of artistic expression, artistic manifestos as well as broadly understood cultural values.
The CCC is a member of CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Televisión) and Asociación Internacional de Escuelas de Cine y Televisión, thanks to which it can develop international and inter-university co-operation. Every two years CCC organizes Festival Internacional de Escuelas de Cine – an international festival of film schools, and Encuentro Internacional de Documental – international meetings of creators of documentaries. Both events create opportunities to make contacts between film-makers from all over the world. The school`s activities have been appreciated internationally by awarding it with the Cinema Schools Festival of Tel Aviv Award in Israel (2005) and the Ariel de Oro (2006) for 30 years of educational achievements and its contribution to the development of Mexican national cinematography.
The school has educated many generations of film-makers, among whom we can find student Oscar winners (Javier Bourges for Last New Year (El último fin de año) and Rodrigo Plá for Eye into Neck (El ojo en la nuca) as well as Palmes d`Or in Cannes for short films (Carlos Carrera for Hero (El héroe) and Elisa Miller for Ver llover). School`s graduates also include: an Oscar nominee cameraman Rodrigo Prieto (Amores Perros, Frida, Alexander, Brokeback Mountain); film set designer Felipe Fernández, Oscar winner for Frida; Gabriel Beristain, prize winner at the festival in Berlin in 1986 for Caravaggio.
Moreover, one cannot forget about the director Ignacio Ortíz, a several-time winner of the Ariel Award, the prize awarded by the Mexican Film Academy for Mezcal, as well as about the director Francisco Vargas, awarded for Violin (El violin) or Marco Antonio Hernández, a member of the CCC post-production company, who won the Ariel Award for the best sound in Desert Inside Me (Desierto Adentro), directed by Rodrigo Plá. This prestigious Mexican award was also won by Yulene Olaizola for her film debut, a documentary Intimidades de Sakespeare y Victor Hugo. Next, Isabel Muñoz Cota won the Ariel Award for her short documentary Su mercé. The CCC has been educating film-makers who enjoy high prestige and are appreciated all over the world. They are the ones who create the artistic and professional foundations of Mexican cinematography.
In the presented selection of films from the CCC, it will be possible to watch films entirely different from the ones presented in 2010, when we screened student`s short films on the occasion of awarding the school from Mexico City our annual prize for the first time.
EL OJO EN LA NUCA /OKO NA KARKU/ THE EYE IN THE NAPE, scen./sc.: Rodrigo Plá, reż./dir.: Ricardo Plá, zdj./ph.: Serguei Saldivar Tanaka, muz./mus.: Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman, wyst./cast: Gael García Bernal, Evangelina Sosa, Daniel Hendler, Walter Reyno, Prod.: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Meksyk/Mexico, Urugwaj/Uruguay, 2000, 25’, fab./fic.
From 1973 to 1985 Uruguay was ruled by a military regime. During that time many crimes against humanity were committed. This is a story of a young immigrant Pablo living in Mexico whose father was killed during dictatorship. The boy decides to go back to his homeland to deliver justice.
VER LLOVER / ZOBACZ DESZCZ / WATCHING IT RAIN, scen./sc.: Elisa Miller, reż./dir.: Elisa Miller, zdj./ph.: Jimena Montemayor, muz./mus.: Subdivisión, wyst./cast: Diego Cataño, Sofía Espinosa, Claudia Ríos, Prod.: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Meksyk/Mexico, 2006, 13’, fab./fic.
A story of two teenagers living in a small Mexican town. Sofia wants to leave the town and Jonás has to make a decision whether to stay or follow the girl.
LAS OVEJAS PUEDEN PASTAR SEGURAS / OWCE MOGĄ PAŚĆ SIĘ BEZPIECZNIE/ SHEEP CAN GRAZE SAFE, scen./sc.: Néstor Sampieri, reż./dir.: Néstor Sampieri, zdj./ph.: José de la Torre, wyk./cast: Leticia Huijara, Adriana Paz, Terence Strickman, Alfredo Herrera, Prod.: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Meksyk/Mexico, 2009, 11’, fab./fic.
A day of a man who got fired after Mexican financial crisis in 1995.
DORSAL, scen./sc.: Pablo Delgado Sánchez, reż./dir.: Pablo Delgado Sánchez, zdj./ph.: Juan Pablo Ramirez, wyst./cast.: Baltimore Beltrán, Mauricio Escobar, Emilio Von, Prod..: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Meksyk/Mexico, 2010, 22’, fab./fic.
Mario is stuck between two worlds – his new job as a porter in a ballet school and home where his father faces solitude and old age.
AMANECER / ŚWIT/ DAYBREAK, scen./sc.: Erick García Corona, Alexandra Márquez Mendoza, reż./dir.: Erick García, zdj./ph.: Oswaldo Toledano Rebollo, muz./mus.: Sebastián Dominguez, wyk./cast: Ricardo Polanco, Emilio Valdés, Ignacio Riva Palacio, Harold Torres, Prod..: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Meksyk/Mexico, 2010, 21’, fab./fic.
Emilio, Jonas and Pedro want to have some fun at night. Two of them have a special way to enjoy themselves. When Pedro decides to join them, he discovers a new person in himself.
LOS NUEVE INFIERNOS /DZIEWIĘĆ PIEKIEŁ/ NINE HELLS, scen./sc.: Abril Schmucler, reż./dir.: Abril Schmucler, zdj./ph.: José de la Torre, Damián Aguilar, Abril Schmucler, muz./mus.: Federico Schmucler, Prod..: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Meksyk/Mexico, 2011, 25’, fab./fic.
Young rebels running down the streets. A crawling man asking God for forgiveness. A brother who cannot buy a small car. A musician waiting eternally on a long night. A singing lover, a complaining vagabond. Millions of people whose eyes will never meet.