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ISLA SIRENA

ISLA SIRENA

LANGUAGE: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

SYNOPSIS

Young vivi, fascinated by the memories of her dead mother stories, longs to escape her fishing village to a mythical island where mermaids live. But to get there, one must go against the current. She and her loyal friend Vale embark on a journey more dangerous than they thought.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: La Casita Vieja Films, C.A
Co-Production: MR Studio, Tres Cinematografía and Dos Margaritas
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Marivic González as Vivi
Valeria Lucia Velásquez as Vale
Mauro Rojas as Hilario
Paola Montes as Vivi’s sister
Luis Antonio Velásquez as Man
Alexander Rodríguez as Boatman
Yohandry Velásquez as Fisherman

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Leonel González
Screenwriter: Leonel González
Producer: Yessica Montes
Director of Photography: Mario Rodríguez
Sound: Alberto Urdaneta
Editing: Mebil Rosales
Sound Editing: Frank González and Carlos Luis Hidalgo.
Sound Design: Marco Salaverría.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Road movie, adventure
Language: Spanish
Country of origin: Venezuela
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 00:15:08
Shooting format: XAVC S
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

Best Director IFF ON THE BEACH, Bulgaria.
Best Photography IFF ON THE BEACH, Bulgaria.
Best student film GAINESVILLE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL, EE.UU
Best in show GAINESVILLE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL, EE.UU
Student Award Winner CORONADO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL, EE.UU
Special Mention SHORT OF THE YEAR, España.
Winner FESTIVAL FRANCO-VENEZOLANO DE CORTOMETRAJES A CORTO PLAZO 2020

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON THE BEACH, Bulgaria. (World premiere)
INTERNATIONAL ROAD MOVIE FESTIVAL, Czech Republic.
GAINESVILLE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL, EE.UU.
CORONADO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL, EE.UU.
FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES CORTOS DE VISTA, Perú.
MILANO FILM FESTIVAL, Italy.
SHORT OF THE YEAR, Spain.
KOLKATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, India.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, India.
FESTIVAL FRANCO-VENEZOLANO DE CORTOMETRAJES A CORTO PLAZO 2020, Venezuela.
FESTIVAL DE CINE LATINOAMERICANO DE TOULOUSE 2020, France.
CHICAGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2020, EE.UU.
FESTIVAL DE CINE Y TELEVISIÓN REINO DE LEÓN 2020, Spain.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FILM FESTIVAL 2020
QUARANTINE FILM FESTIVAL 2020, Bulgaria.
THE UNPRECEDENTED CINEMA 2020, Estonia
POITIERS FILM FESTIVAL 2020, France.

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Leonel González is a screenwriter and director from Margarita Island, Venezuela.
He studied at ESCINETV - Escuela de Cine y Televisión de Caracas. The short film Isla Sirena which was has his thesis it has been selected and awared at different international festivals including Chicago Latino Film Festival and Toulouse Latinamerican Film Festival. He recently directed the segment called “El Libro Nuevo” belonging to the Venezuelan film “Vernos Juntos”. He is currently preparing his first feature film.