Yeol and a woman he met on the Internet who he does not know and has never seen. He asks his older brother to help him sever the bond, but the girl, when she appears, is incredibly beautiful. A light comedy that matches the breathless exchanges in Spanish and the fats-tempo cuts.
Ciro Altabas was born in Zaragoza, Spain, in 1977, although he had to pack his suitcase and move to Madrid to study Media Studies in the Universidad Europea de Madrid. Once he got his degree, he flew to London and stayed there for two years, studying filmmaking in the London Film School. In there, he worked in many different short films as a producer, director of photography, editor, art director, sound recordist and director both in film and in video. His last short film there, “Phobia” not only went on to win more than thirty awards around the world, it was also screened in the Official Selection of the 59 Mostra di Venezia. Also, he has studied in the University of California and Los Angeles, in a course promoted by the New York Film Academy. He has attended more specific courses of screenplay and dubbing, has been a translator, jury member, reviewer, and a professional screenwriter for Manga Films, for feature films and tv-movies. He currently lives in Madrid.
Screening / Award history:
AWARDS First Prize and Prize to the Best FX at ALCINE 35 FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ALCAL DE HENARES (Spain) November Best Aragon Short Film and Best Editing at X FESTIVAL NACIONAL DE CINE J・VENES REALIZADORES CIUDAD DE ZARAGOZA (Spain) December Best Short Film and Audience Award at 4・ CERTAMEN NACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES "THANATOS" (Spain) April Best Short Film and Young Audience Award at II FESTIVAL "TRAYECTO CORTO" DE VELILLA DE SAN ANTONIO (Spain) May Best Short Film at DAGANCINE - III MUESTRA NACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE DAGANZO (Spain) May Best Short Film at I CONCURSO DE CORTOMETRAJES IBI-FIEC 2006 (Spain) May Best Actor at IX MOSTRA DE CINEMA JOVE D??ELX (Spain) March Best Script at VII CERTAMEN NACIONAL "VILLA DE ESTEPONA" (Spain) May Second Prize and Audience Award at RIPON COLLEGE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (EEUU) April Audience Award at XVIII FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE COMEDIA DE PE・SCOLA (Spain) May Second Prize at II FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES "SUE・OS EN CORTO" DE LOGRO・O (Spain) January "Old Students" Special Award at XI CONCURSO DE CORTOMETRAJES DE LA UNIVERSIDAD EUROPEA DE MADRID Best Video Short at FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES FASCURT (Spain) July Special Mention as Indie Narrative Comedy at VII DA VINCI FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (USA) July Envideo Accesit at CERTAMEN DE CORTOMETRAJES DE RIPOLLET (Spain) July Best Comedy Short Film at V CERTAMEN DE CORTOMETRAJES "EL PECADO 2006" (Spain) August SELECTIONS FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE AGUILAR DE CAMPOO (Spain) December FESTIVAL DU CINEMA ESPAGNOL DE NANTES (France) March EUROPFILM & TELEVISION - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE MALLORCA (Spain) April VERSION ESPA・OLA - CONCURSO IBEROAMERICANO DE CORTOMETRAJES (Spain) January CERTAMEN DE CORTOS CAJA MADRID (Spain) March SEMANA INTERNACIONAL DE CINE FANTASTICO DE MALAGA (Spain) March FESTIVAL NACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE LA VILA JOIOSA (Spain) March VIDEOLAB (Portugal) June MUESTRA DE CORTOMETRAJES "ADOLFO AZNAR" (Spain) May NEFF - FESTIVAL DE NUEVO CINE EUROPEO (Spain) May SEMANA DE CINE FANTASTICO Y DE TERROR DE CACERES (Spain) April CERTAMEN DE CORTOS PATA NEGRA GUIJUELO (Spain) April CERTAMEN IBEROAMERICANO DE CORTOMETRAJES - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE HUESCA (Spain) June FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE SANT VICEN DE MONTALT (Spain) April REDONDELA EN CURTO (Spain) April CAOSTICA 4: FESTIVAL DE CORTOS (Spain) May SEMANA DE CINE ESPA・OL DE MULA (Spain) May FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES RADIO CITY (Spain) May FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE MADRID (Spain) June SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENCE STAFF (EEUU) MARAT・ DE L'ESPECTACLE (Spain) July MOSTRA DE CURTMETRATGES DR. MABUSE (Spain) June EUROVIDEO: MUESTRA DE JOVEN VIDEO EUROPEO (Spain) May TRANSILVANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Romania) June PRIMAVERA CINEMATOGRAFICA DE LORCA (Spain) June DAFNE, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE VILLAVICIOSA DE ODON (Spain) June CINEMADAMARE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Italy) June JEWISH EYE FILM FESTIVAL IMAGINA ALCOBENDAS 5・ FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES INTERNACIONAL "PLATGES DE MONCOFA" (Spain) August FESTIVALITO - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINE CHICO ISLA DE LA PALMA-CANARIAS (Spain) July FANTOSFREAK (Spain) July IBERTIGO - 4. "MUESTRA DE NUEVO CINE IBEROAMERICANO DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA" (Spain) Septembre KERRY FILM FESTIVAL (Ireland) October PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL (Italy) August IX CERTAMEN NACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE ASTORGA (Spain) September SITGES - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE CATALUNYA (Brigadoon Section) (Spain) October BAUMANN V.06. FESTIVAL DE CURTMETRATGES (Spain) September KERRY FILM FESTIVAL (Ireland) October VIDEO FEST 2K6 - BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE VIDEO Y CINE CONTEMPORNEO (Mexico) November FESTIVAL DE CINE DE PONFERRADA (Spain) October