Payasos (2009)

PERÚ – USA, 2009/ SUPER 16MM. 23 MIN

Based on the short story Ciudad de Payasos by Daniel Alarcon, Payasos tells the story of Chino, a young journalist who, after his father´s death takes refuge in the world of street clowns. 

Awards and Festivals:

  • Best fiction short and Best short film at  FILMOCORTO. Lima Film Festival 2009
  • Official Selection at Festival Cine Las Americas. Austin, Texas. 2010.
  • Best short film CONACINE 2010. Peru.


Text by Emilio Bustamante

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Conversations II (2007)

PERÚ – USA, 2007 / DV, SUPER 8MM/ 16 MIN

Conversations II is an intimate look at the female universe, a journey in time through evoking images and testimonies of women from the same family.  The personal search of a daughter in the lives of her mother and grandmother, contrasting the dreams, visions and experiences of three generations. 

Awards and Festivals:

  • Official Selection at Festival Cine Las Americas, Austin, Texas, 2009
  • Best Documentary Film and Gender Award, FENACO, 2008, Cuzco, Peru
  • Best Documentary Short at Uframe Film Festival, 2008, Portugal
  • Best Documentary Film and Best Director FILMOCORTO, Peru, July 2008
  • Official Selection at Festival Latinoamericano de Sydney, March 2008
  • Official Selection at Muestra de Documentales y Fotografías de América Latina. Albacete, Spain, April 2008
  • Official Selection at Sehsuechte 08 Film Festival. Germany, April 2008
  • Screening at the Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona CCCB, as part of the program “One month, one artist”. Spain, December 2007
  • Official Selection at Cancun International Film Festival CIFF2007. Mexico
  • Best Short Film at CONACINE 2007. Peru
  • Best Short Film at Señorita Cinema Film Festival, 2007. USA
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The light bulb (2006)

USA, 2006 / 16 MM, COLOR/ 10:30 MIN

In his last day at home, an old man finds the opportunity to prove something important to his granddaughter and to himself, before leaving his memories behind.

Awards and Festivals:

  • Official Selection at Cinematexas International Film Festival 2006. USA.
  • International Film Festival of Cusco, FENACO 2006. Honorable Mention.
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Conversation I (2005)

USA, 2005 / DV / 6 MIN

An intimate conversation between mother and daughter where past decisions, current fears and future expectations are confronted.  This conversation arises from a process where the director faces her mother´s testimony – received from far away in audio tapes – and compares it with her own questioning through a journey of images of family archives. 

Awards and Festivals:

  • Selected for the show One Month One Artist. Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona CCCB. December, 2007
  • 10 under 10 Documentary Showcase, Austin -Texas and Guanajuato- Mexico, 2007
  • Collective Screening All dressed in White. Women and their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas, September 2006.
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Distancia (2004)

PERÚ, 2004 / DV / 11 MIN

Distancia depicts a departure and a search.  The departure from a space -the family home- and from the time held in it -a distant past time-. And a recollection of memories, words and objects whose images, projected at the walls of the house, aim at rebuilding that time before looking ahead.

Awards and Festivals:

  • Week of Experimental Cinema in Madrid. November, 2004
  • Finalist at “Passport for an artist” organized by the French Embassy in Peru. August 2004.
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Away (2002)

USA. 2002 / DV / 12 MIN

Away combines animation and video in the shape of a personal journal that explores the internal process of adjusting to a new place – to which one does not belong – and the ideas, feelings and conflicts that arise from the contact with this new space.

Awards and Festivals:

  • Festival de Cine de Huesca.  Selection of Peruvian short films. Spain, 2005
  • Week of Experimental Film in Madrid, Spain. November 2004
  • First National Biennial of Cinema and Video, Lima, Peru. April 2004
  • Honorary Mention at the Short films Competition CONACINE 2004. Perú
  • Segunda Muestra de Documental Independiente Peruano. Lima, Peru. December 2003
  • Cinematexas International Film Festival. USA, September 2003
  • VII Encuentro Latinoamericano de Cine PUCP. Peru. August 2003
  • Documentary exhibit “Ten under Ten”, Austin, Texas, USA. May 2003.
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Ausencia (2002)

PERÚ, 2002 / DV / 43 MIN

The death of a loved one leaves a void. In Absence, this void is materialized in a space in which we meet Jorge, Amalia and Verónica, their stories and the people they lost. Through his memories, the void is filled for a moment.

Awards and Festivals:

  • Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid. España, 2005
  • 4ta Muestra “Documentales y Fotografías de América Latina”. Albacete, España. Mayo 2004
  • 1ra Bienal nacional de Cine y Video. Lima, Perú. Abril 2004. Mención honrosa
  • 1ra Muestra Documental Independiente Peruano. Lima, Perú. Julio 2003
  • VI Encuentro Latinoamericano de Cine. Lima, Perú. Agosto 2002
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