A new support program to promote Chilean short films around the world. Powered by Fundación VIART, working hand in hand with more than 8 film school, producers associations, Cinemachile, Chiledoc and Chilean Animation, Chileshorts presents the most recent short documentaries, fictions and animations by emerging directors from Chile.

BEAST

15 min / Animation / Social, historic / 2021
Director: Hugo Covarrubías
Producer: Tevo Díaz
Sinopis: Inspired by real events, "Bestia" enters the life of a secret police agent in the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveal a macabre fracture in her mind and a country.

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DESERT LIGHTS

19 min / Fiction / Drama / Social, Migration / 2021
Director: Katherina Harder
Producer: Sebastián González, Elliot Morfi, Katherina Harder
Sinopsis: In the middle of Atacama desert, Antay (12) sees his town disappearing due to the drought. Alongside his friends and their football team, they will try to hang on to the last sun rays, their childhood fragments and the ties with those who still resist.

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FOR SOME HORSES

21 min / Fiction / Comedy, Western / Dark humor / 2021
Director: Tomás Alzamora
Producer: Pablo Calisto
Sinopsis: After finding a crashed strange object in the middle of the Andes mountain, two old shepherds face each other in a duel of ambitions.

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KINDERTRÄUME

12 min / Fiction / Drama / War, Childhood / 2021
Director: Benjamín Leiter
Producer: Carolina Gutiérrez
Sinopsis: A lost soldier at the end of the war, remembers as a child his motivation to go to combat. Disappointed by reality, he wanders alone, causing his death.

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MARLEN, A PORTRAIT OF HAIRY TITS

12 min / Documentary / Drama, Youth, Social / 2021
Director: Javier Palacios
Producer: Constanza Salgado
Sinopsis: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Marlén, a young adult with tits, takes a personal journey into the past, analyzing memories of how the world reacts to her corporeality.

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MTI

19 min / Fiction / Drama / Social, Migration / 2021
Director: Mauricio Corco
Producer: Giancarlo Nasi
Sinopsis: Mti (29), an haitian inmigrant, after years of saving money during his stay in Chile decides to return with his wife and daughter in Haiti. However, his plans will be truncated by the unexpected theft of his money.

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PRELUDE OF A STORY

15 min / Documentary / Family Drama, Feminism / 2021
Director: Ashley Salman
Producer: Ashley Salman
Sinopsis: Sinopsis: Images from the past, Ashley’s memory, and childhood tales are all disturbed when she returns home. Prelude of a Story is a world created by the twisted sexual revelations and intimacies her father tells her about her mother, and by the mistreatment and machismo behind it.

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THE HAPPY VERSION OF EDEN

6 min / Animation, Documentary / Drama / Social, historic / 2021
Director: Samuel Restucci
Producer: Samuel Restucci
Sinopsis: The phone rings at the President's house. His lover weeps. The F-19 bombs La Moneda. Allende commits suicide. Bodies are thown from the air. A mutilated eye. Human Wrights. Graphite and ink

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TEO

18 min / Ficción / Drama, Science Fiction / Family, Paternity / 2021
Director: Eduardo Bunster, Belén Abarza
Producer: Eduardo Bunster, Belén Abarza
Sinopsis: A couple goes to design their first child to a genetic editing clinic, hoping that the kid can have the successful and happy life that has eluded them.

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TOMORROW/BEFORE

14 min / Ficción / Drama / Social, elderly, natives / 2021
Director: Alejandra Andino
Producer: Marco Herrera, Alejandro Ugarte
Sinopsis: Guillermina (70) is an Aymara shepherdess who is faced with loneliness and the annihilation of her environment as a result of mining in the near of her town. Her only company is the cougar that stalks her.

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TWO OCTOBERS

12 min / Documental / Social, historic / 2021
Director: Diego Soto
Producer: Florencia Dupont
Sinopsis: In 1927, Eisenstein made a film about the bolshevik revolution called "October". Several decades later, in October 2019, the Chilean revolt happened. The images of both Octobers dialogue, while the city is being rebuilt.

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UNHABITATED

7 min / Animation / Stop Motion / Drama, Elderly, Social / 2021
Director: Catalina Donoso Astudillo
Producer: Amanda Puga
Sinopsis: An old woman wakes up in her room in the morning. The place comes to life showing her spaces from the past full of pain and innocence. An experimental short film that goes through emotional scenarios of a woman in the last moments of her life.

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WHAT REMAINS BETWEEN US

15 min / Fiction / Drama, Couples, Family / 2021
Director: Carlos Dittborn
Producer: Carlos Dittborn, Alejandro Ñanculef
Sinopsis: Andrea and Marcos share a long relationship that seems to be ending. After the birth of their first-born, changes in the dynamics of the couple emerge, making them question their preconceived gender roles. Three different moments in their lives, witnessing their disappointment of becoming adults.

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Film Schools Shorts 2021

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

17 min / Fiction / Drama, family, sexual abuse / 2021
Director: Javiera Cordero, Juan Cifuentes Mera
Producer: Rodrigo Díaz, Isidora Fajardo, Nicholas Hooper
Sinopsis: Francisco (21) lives a wealthy, easy life until he discovers that his brother Tomás (26) has been exposed for sexual abuse through social media. As Tomás’ birthday approaches, Francisco must make a decision regarding the accusation.

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DEAR ME

10 min / Documentary / Woman generations, Feminism / 2020
Director: Javiera Zapata Bustamante
Producer: Akshata Ravi Kewlani
Sinopsis: Three women, all at different stages of their lives, decide to write a letter to themselves. In the letter they write about their deepest fears, what it is like to be silenced in a society that is not made for them, but also how they have been able to move forward.

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DUST COVER

10 min / Fiction / Drama, Futuristic / 2021
Director: Pedro Roca
Producer: Nicolas Heimrich
Sinopsis: LILÍN (56) is a man who has impotence. He lives with his wife ARMANDA (48,) with whom they have an agreement to hire prostitutes to satisfy the sexual void between the two. Armanda ends up falling in love with one of them, which turns out to be a criminal, Lilín accuses him of the police ending the relationship with a wife forever.

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L.O.V.E

6 min / Animation / Thriller, suspense, feminism / 2021
Director: Nidia Vergara Gómez
Producer: Arlett Riffo, Matías Inostroza, Leonardo Toro
Sinopsis: Elizabeth was enjoying a romantic date with Xavier, the love of her life, but her perspective about him starts to change when she starts hearing the eerie whispers of the victims he killed. Her life does a complete twist when she doesn't follow the warnings that those girls give to her.

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NOU

14 min / Fiction / Drama, social, migration / 2020
Director: Tomás Caniulao Devaud
Producer: Jorge Bustamante Flano
Sinopsis: Emile (25) and Joanne (16), two undocumented Haitian siblings living in Chile are threatened by deportation. Joanne, in search of one last hope, tries to contact her parents to save her brother.

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PANDÉMICA

14 min / Fiction, Documentary, Animation / Drama, social, Feminism / 2020
Director: Francesca Carvallo Y Nina Salvador
Producer: Consuelo Moran
Sinopsis: María (24) decides to stop taking birth control pills at the same time that the coronavirus quarantine starts in Santiago, Chile. Through a journal and her handycam, María registers everything that happens to her, waiting to menstruate again.

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SON OF THE TRAUKO

4 min / Animation / Folklore / Mythology / 2020
Director: Esteban Pérez
Producer: Esteban Pérez
Sinopsis:This film is a memory exercise and an alternative language though the artistic expression about collective and meaningful memories of a place. The shared codes are discovered throughtout the observation and description of it's forms

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THE BOY OF THE WAVES

19 min / Fiction / Drama, puberty, sexual abuse / 2021
Director: Jaime Altamiras
Producer: Camila Gómez
Sinopsis: Seba (14), a teenager from a small town by the sea, establishes a relationship with his sick mother's kinesiologist, Cristofer (28). Seba will find in Cristofer an emotional refuge to cope with the illness of her mother and the bullying received at school. When this relationship is discovered, Seba must face the moral judgment of her mother and Cristofer's escape.

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THE FALLEN

12 min / Documentary / Drama, social, graffiti / 2021
Director: Felipe Salvador Huenchuñir
Producer: Steven Rivas
Sinopsis:In the streets of the Chilean periphery, street memorials are held to remember those who died ingloriously. On every corner, the deaths of unknown people are remembered and venerated, reflecting part of the difficulties of living in vulnerable environments.

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THE PHANTOM TOUCH

20 min / Animation, Documentary / Adolescence, Video Games / 2021
Director: Pablo Cuturrufo
Producer: Francisco Álvarez de la Rivera
Sinopsis: A user with a bird avatar explores the virtual reality platform of VRChat. In his journey through spectacular landscapes, he will meet different users with whom he’ll have a casual chat, articulating little by little a story about the new generation struggles, the uncertainty of the future and the doubts about our purpose in life.

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