The Corto Circuito, the Latino Short Film Festival of New York, has announced the lineup for its 9th annual edition that will take place October 4-6 at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University.
More than 45 titles will be presented in the festival including award-winning short films in fiction and documentary, as well as some experimental works that resist easy classification and push at the boundaries of established structures and formats. The selections come from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the U.S.
"Being in our ninth year, we can say that Corto Circuito's role has been to bring movies that New Yorkers probably wouldn't see otherwise, but, also, to strengthen the bridge between Hispanic cultures, and New York audiences" says Diana Vargas, director of Corto Circuito.
The festival opens on Thursday October 4 with a program of award-winning films including Thais Fuginaga's L (Brazil), Miguel Moulet's Los anfitriones (Cuba-Peru), and Pablo Ortega's Animales de alquiler (Costa Rica). Over the course of the weekend, the festival will present dedicated programs of experimental films; a selection of shorts from the School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba –EICTV, the Universidad del Cine from Buenos Aires, and Mexico's Centro de Capacitación CInematográfica (CCC); a program on Uruguayan shorts and a selection of shorts made by Latino filmmakers living in the U.S. All the screenings are free an open to the public.