Welcome to our La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017! Our new short film program is back! Fiction, Animation, Documentaries, Videoclips, Experimental, Strange, Very-Dark-Comedies… With some of the wildest and imaginative short film stories by new filmmaker talent from all around the world. Our 5th edition will take place by the sea & under the stars the 7th to the 11th August 2017 in Amantea, Italy. We’re delighted to have you embark on this strange and beautiful journey!

Official Programmers: Pablo Cristóbal, Alicia V. Palacios Thomas, El tornillo de KlausSara FratiniGiulio Vita, Alex Spagnolo, Jacinta Agten. Guest programmers:  Giacomo Triglia & Fritz Da Cat.
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Discover our Programme & Schedule ‘La Guarimba 2017’ of Summer activities, films and events.

FICTION

Let's bleat! (Bêlons)

Let's bleat!, Bêlons, El Mehdi Azzam, La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

El Mehdi Azzam | 2016 | 26’11” | FRANCE 

On the eve of the Festival of the Sacrifice, Kamal is kicked out of his uncle’s place, where he used to live, in Marrakech’s suburb. He seeks refuge at his father’s, an old misfit…

Home

Home Daniel Mulloy, KOSOVO, La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Daniel Mulloy | 2016 | 19’53″| KOSOVO

As thousands of men, women and children attempt to get into Europe, this twenty minute film follows a comfortable English family who experience a life-changing journey of their own.

Oh what a wonderful feeling

Oh what a wonderful feeling, François Jaros, CANADA, La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

François Jaros | 2016 | 14’46” | CANADA 

Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires. Nor any truck.

Clan

Clan Stefanie Kolk, NETHERLANDS, La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Stefanie Kolk | 2016 | 22’55” | NETHERLANDS

A tight-knit group of people live and work at a derelict farm. No one knows the woman in a black raincoat who has been wandering around their land all day.

TAPETTE (MICHEL'S MOUSE)

La Guarimba International Film Festival, Tapette (Michel's Mouse), Satya Dusaugey, FRANCE, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Satya Dusaugey | 2016 | 25’10″| FRANCE 

Just when he is about to move in with his girlfriend, Michel is overcome with anxiety. To avoid commitment, he’ll convince himself he’s homosexual.

Import

Import Ena Sendijarević, NETHERLANDS, La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Ena Sendijarević | 2016 | 16’47” | NETHERLANDS

A young Bosnian refugee family ends up in a small village in the Netherlands after getting a residence permit in 1994. Absurd situations arise as they are trying to make this new world their home.

Mother

Mother, Simón Mesa Soto, SWEDEN, COLOMBIA, La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Simón Mesa Soto | 2016 | 14’00” | SWEDEN / COLOMBIA

16 year-old Andrea comes down from her poor neighborhood in the hills of Medellin to attend a downtown casting call for a porno film.

Limbo

Limbo Konstantina Kotzamani, GREECE, La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Konstantina Kotzamani | 2016 | 29’50” | GREECE

The leopard shall lie down with the goat.
The wolves shall live with the lambs.
And the young boy will lead them.
12 kids + 1 carcass of a whale washed ashore…

At my home (A Casa Mia)

At my home, Mario Piredda, A Casa Mia, ITALY, La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Mario Piredda | 2016 | 18’57” | ITALY

Left alone as the only inhabitants in a deserted fishermen village, two elderly, Lucia and Peppino, live in the hope that winter will never end.

Apocalypse

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Apocalypse Justyna Mytnik, POLAND, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Justyna Mytnik | 2016 | 14’02” | POLAND

It is a dark fairy tale about loneliness. Susie and Maurice live together in a tower block infested with surreal pigeons.

The Troubled Troubadour

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, The Troubled Troubadour Forest Ian Etsler Sébastien SIMON, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Forest Ian Etsler & Sébastien Simon | 2016 | 23’01” | SOUTH KOREA

Two middle-aged Japanese men, a hubristic musician and his stoic companion, travel aboard with a wheeled canoe on abandoned train tracks along the Southern coast of Korea.

Food For Thought

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Food For Thought Davide Gentile, UK, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Davide Gentile | 2016 | 12’20” | UK

We don’t have anything against some occasional comfort food. We actually quite enjoy it.
But constant unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are silent killers responsible for millions of deaths worldwide.

Féfé limbe

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Fefe limbe, Jilien Silloray , GUADELOUPE, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Julien Silloray | 2016 | 27’37” | GUADELOUPE

Féfé just got his heart broken for the first time. He’s 65 years old.

Forest of Echoes

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Forest of Echoes, Luz Olivares Capelle, AUSTRIA, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Luz Olivares Capelle | 2016 | 30’00” | AUSTRIA

On summer holiday, deep in the woods, three kids, cousins, are playing around a lake when they find a drowned young woman drifting in the water. What is real and what is a mirage? Who is dreaming and who is being dreamed?

Guillaume Drifting

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Guillaume Drifting, Sylvain Dieuaide, FRANCE, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Sylvain Dieuaide | 2016 | 18’40” | FRANCE

The day Guillaume is fired, he meets his replacement, Tom.

Changing gears (Aussetzer)

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Changing gears (Aussetzer ) Benjamin Vornehm, GERMANY, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Benjamin Vornehm | 2016 | 19’00” | GERMANY

Klaras’ job is to clear out apartments, day after day, until she meets Friedrich in one of them. He should have left his apartment for his retirement home a long time ago – but is determined to keep his freedom.

Whack

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Whack Syni Pappa, GREECE, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

 Syni Pappa | 2015 | 14’02” | GREECE

In the – near future- decadent metropolis of Athens suicide is illegal, while citizens 
have no other desire but to die.

Perfect darkness

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Perfect darkness Maaike Neuville, BELGIUM, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Maaike Neuville | 2017 | 23’49” | BELGIUM

Gus and his pregnant girlfriend Anna are on holiday. During their nightly walk to a spot near the water, Anna makes a confession. Can the couple, amidst the wildness of nature and under a full moon, overcome the conflict? Will they reach their idyllic spot?

One seat in the plane

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, One seat in the plane (Une place dans l'avion), Khadidiatou Sow, SENEGAL, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

(Une place dans l’avion) | Khadidiatou Sow | 2016 | 16’25” | SENEGAL

A radio station announces that a special aircraft to the US is at the disposal of any traveller wishing to emigrate,on demand.
But there is a limited number of places. Moussa, who has always dreamt of leaving, decides to set off.

Tarikat

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Tarikat Jasmijn Schrofer, NETHERLANDS, TURKEY, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Jasmijn Schrofer | 2016 | 16’38” | NETHERLANDS

Tarikat is a visual poem of a journey towards enlightenment. Called by a mystic dream, Derya finds herself among souls steeped in the Islamic Sufi tradition. They join in hypnotic movements and stirring rhythms, dissolving into an ocean of silence.

ANIMATION

IVAN'S NEED

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, IVAN'S NEED, Veronica L. Montaño, Manuela Leuenberger & Lukas Suter, SUIZA, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Veronica L. Montaño, Manuela Leuenberger & Lukas Suter | 2015 | 6’20” | SWITZERLAND

Ivan is obsessed with the incredible softness of dough.

PUSSY

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, PUSSY Renata Gasiorowska, POLAND, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Renata Gasiorowska | 2016 | 8’22” | POLAND

A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.

Superbia

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, SUPERBIA Luca Tóth, HUNGRIA, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Luca Tóth | 2016 | 15’43” | HUNGARY

The native people of the surrealistic land of Superbia, where men and women form separate societies, face the changes sparked by the first equal couple in their history.

Way of Giants

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, WAY OF GIANTS, Alois Di Leo, BRASIL, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Alois Di Leo | 2016 | 12’00” | BRAZIL

In a forest of gigantic trees, Oquirá a six year old indigenous girl, will challenge her destiny and learn to understand the cycle of life.

The Empty

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, THE EMPTY, Dahee Jeong, SOUTH KOREA La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Dahee Jeong | 2016 | 9’30” | SOUTH KOREA

In the woman’s room, memories constantly accumulate and disappear like dust.
The man spends his time in this room creating futile little games with woman’s memories.

The wrong end of the stick

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus,The Wrong End of the Stick, Terri Matthews, UK, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Terri Matthews | 2016 | 9’40” | UK

Malcolm Fetcher is a neurotic, middle-aged teacher lost in a dull marriage with his wife of twenty years, Beverly. As he faces an all-consuming identity crisis, their marriage disintegrates and he is forced to express a deep, hidden desire…

Tough

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, TOUGH Jennifer Zheng, UK, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Jennifer Zheng | 2016 | 4’49” | UK

New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.

Go To City ELE

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, GO TO CITY ELE, Wenyu Li, CHINA, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Wenyu Li | 2015 | 9’28” | CHINA

A little pig leaves “P town” to go to “City ELE” where the elephants live.

Lupus

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, LUPUS, Carlos Gomez Salamanca, COLOMBIA, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Carlos Gomez Salamanca | 2016 | 9’41” | COLOMBIA

In December 2011, a security guard was killed by a pack of stray dogs prowling in a poor neighbourhood, on the Bogota suburbs.

POKEY POKEY

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, POKEY POKEY, Junjie "Jake" Zhang, CHINA, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Junjie “Jake” Zhang | 2015 | 6’45” | CHINA

Pokey Pokey is a black comedy and horror animated short film that depicts how a father try to protect his son from seeing filthiness of this crime-ridden city.

To Build a Fire

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, TO BUILD A FIRE, Fx Goby, FRANCE, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Fx Goby | 2016 | 13′ | FRANCE

The tragic tale of a man and his dog trying to survive in the overwhelmingly freezing and hostile nature of the Yukon Territory.

Winter Love

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Winter Love (Amore d'Inverno), Isabel Herguera, Italy, spain, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Isabel Herguera | 2015 | 8’00” | ITALY / SPAIN

While a couple walks along the river, hunters hide behind a hill and friends in the forest recall the Dancer of Clavesana, a metaphor of free love. She slowly vanishes into the winter landscape.

Scent of Geranium

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, SCENT OF GERANIUM, Naghmeh Farzaneh, IRAN, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Naghmeh Farzaneh | 2016 | 4’41” | IRAN

Immigration is a new chapter in one’s life, a chapter with unexpected events that can take one’s life down paths different from the one imagined.

Wednesday With Goddard

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, WEDNESDAY WITH GODDARD, Nicolas Ménard, UK, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Nicolas Ménard | 2016 | 5′ | UK

A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.

White Tunnel

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, WHITE TUNNEL chien lan-chi chang chin-wei, TAIWAN, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Chien Lan-chi & Chang Chin-wei | 2016 | 22′ | TAIWAN

There is a day in April with inconsistent weather. A taxi driver, four passengers, sisters and brother are going to visit their mother. As strangers. Chaos is in silence, in their minds, on the road…

The Absence of Eddy Table

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, The Absence of Eddy Table, Rune Spaans, NORWAY, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Rune Spaans | 2016 | 12′ | NORWAY

One day, Eddy gets lost in a dark forest. There he meets an alluring girl infected by a mysterious parasite. Love and violence ensues.

Fired on Mars

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, FIRED ON MARS, Nate Sherman Nick Vokey, USA, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

 Nate Sherman & Nick Vokey | 2016 | 6’30” | USA

A man is fired from his job on Mars.

Borrowed Time

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Borrowed Time Lou Hamou-Lhadj Andrew Coats, USA, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Lou Hamou-Lhadj & Andrew Coats | 2015 | 6’45” | USA

A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.

Broken

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, Broken The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck, Volker Schlecht Alexander Lahl, GERMANY, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Volker Schlecht & Alexander Lahl | 2016 | 7′ | GERMANY

A film about political imprisonment, forced labour, and enormous profits on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

The Full Story

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, THE FULL STORY, Daisy Jacobs Chris Wilder ,UK, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival,

Daisy Jacobs & Chris Wilder | 2017 | 7’30” | UK

When the dad next-door walks out, five-year-old Toby discovers that parents leave. The rooms keep pace with Toby’s volatile emotions as home life spirals out of control in the divorce boom of the 1970s and 80s.

DOCUMENTARY

TAR

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, TAR, Kenny Ozier-Lafontaine, BELGIUM,

Kenny Ozier-Lafontaine | 2015 | 15’18” | BELGIUM

It’s with children eyes that Fernando Arrabal stands there in front of the gate and present his hand. As if to invite us to play.

Pearl & Werther

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, Pearl & Werther, Stefan M Pavlovic, USA,

Stefan M Pavlovic | 2015 | 09’43” | USA

Through the eye of nostalgia the cleaning and washing of a car named Pearl is shown as the camera allows us a glimpse into the birth of a first love and a long lasting relationship.

Homeland

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, Homeland, Sam Peeters, BELGIUM,

Sam Peeters | 2016 | 14’13” | BELGIUM

Right-wing populism is spreading through Western Europe like wildfire. Sam Peeters portrays an ironic caricature of life in the Flemish suburbs, which reflects the current European zeitgeist.

Moriom

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, Moriom, Mark Olexa Francesca Scalisi, SWITZERLAND,

Mark Olexa & Francesca Scalisi | 2016 | 12’00” | SWITZERLAND

The story of a girl and the tragedy that changed her life.

Commodity City

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, Commodity City, Jessica Kingdon, USA,

Jessica Kingdon | 2016 | 10’44” | USA

The daily lives of the vendors who work in China’s Yiwu Markets, the largest consumer market in the world.

Something About Life

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, Something About Life, Nebojša Slijepčević, CROATIA,

Nebojša Slijepčević | 2016 | 29’10” | CROATIA

There are eight underaged girls living together in the last house of a small village in Slavonia, trying to change their lives around with some help from the caretakers. The girls are growing up together, they take care of the household and manage the estate.

Irregulars

a Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, Irregulars Fabio Palmieri, ITALY,

Fabio Palmieri | 2015 | 08’55” | ITALY

Each year 400.000 people from Africa, Asia and Middle East, try to enter Europe. They flee from war, persecution and poverty. Since the ways by land have been interrupted, they board overloaded vessels and face a dangerous and often deadly voyage across the Mediterranean.

In the woods

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, In the woods, Thomas Horat Corina Schwingruber Ilić, SWITZERLAND,

Thomas Horat & Corina Schwingruber Ilić | 2017 | 13’00” | SWITZERLAND

Every four years, over a period of three moths in winter, wood is being cut in a steep mountain high above Lake Ägeri and prepared for log rafting. Neither economic change nor technology has been able to replace this traditional and sustainable craft in Switzerland.

Bikini Words

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, Bikini Words, Nils Clauss, KOREA,

Nils Clauss | 2016 | 06’21” | SOUTH KOREA

Factory life during the rapid industrialisation of South Korea throughout the 1970s and 1980s meant tight communal living quarters and a drastic shift in cultural norms for the millions of factory workers that fed the country’s growth.

ATLANTE 1783

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, ATLANTE 1783, Maria Giovanna Cicciari, ITALY,

Maria Giovanna Cicciari | 2016 | 26’16” | ITALY

At the end of XVIII century a large part of Calabria, in Southern Italy, was hit by a massive earthquake. The memory of this distant event is made of concrete signs like the white scars on the mountain ridges and the remains of a town that over the centuries has gained a new life.

MUSIC VIDEOS

DAWN

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, YETI LANE DAWN, Simon Gesrel Arnaud Viémont, FRANCE,

Simon Gesrel & Arnaud Viémont | 2016 | 4’33” | FRANCE

Inside a shabby American diner on the side of a lost national road, the mesmerizing dance of a stripper triggers an extremely violent brawl among the customers.

Music by: YETI LANE

MONEY MAN - PUT THAT ON MY SET

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, A$AP ROCKY, MONEY MAN - PUT THAT ON MY SET, Dexter Navy, UNITED KINGDOM,

Dexter Navy | 2016 | 12’10” | UNITED KINGDOM

Shot around northwest London, the film traces the story of a young woman named Rina as she navigates the underworld of crime and violence that surrounds her.

Music by: A$AP MOB

GHOST

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, MROZU GHOST, Zuzanna Plisz, POLAND,

Zuzanna Plisz | 2017 | 4’21” | POLAND

An alienated boy creates a wooden female creature which becomes his dearest friend and a threat to the small society in which the boy lives.

Music by: MROZU

SECOND HAND LOVERS

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, OREN LAVIE SECOND HAND LOVERS, ISRAEL,

Oren Lavie | 2017 | 3’57” | ISRAEL

A young man lives in his bachelor’s apartment which he shares with the memory of all his past relationships.

Music by: Oren Lavie

WORLD OF OUR LOVE

La Guarimba International Film Festival, El tornillo de Klaus, La Guarimba International Film Festival Selection 2017, short film festival, CLIENT LIAISON WORLD OF OUR LOVE, Mike Greaney Aaron McDonald, AUSTRALIA,

Mike Greaney & Aaron McDonald | 2016 | 4’32” | AUSTRALIA

Music by: CLIENT LIAISON

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