Ecuadorian Film Festival
at the Queens Museum

Derived from an original initiative by María Amalia Viteri in Washington DC, brought to New York by Gabriel Roldós and the Consulate of Ecuador in New York, and fostered by Maravilla, the Ecuadorian Film Showcase brought to the New York community the very best of Ecuadorian Cinema for seven straight years, hosting some of the most recognized filmmakers from Ecuador, and creating a growing community of Ecuadorian film followers. The Ecuadorian Film Festival in New York, EFFNY, now in its second edition from June 2-5, continues with this tradition targeting an even bigger and more diverse audience.

All screenings at the Queens Museum are free, and seating is on a first come basis. / En el Queens Museum, entrada libre hasta agotar aforo.

For a full list of screenings and venues please visit: www.ecuadorianfilmfest.com

Schedule of Screenings

12:30PM
: SHORT FILMS FOR FAMILIES / CORTOS FAMILIARES
Copresented with Katra Film Series. See detailed description below.

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CHIMBORAZO’S FLIGHT, DIRECTED BY JOSÉ COBO | 14 MIN
MR. BLUE FOOTED BOOBY, DIRECTED BY GINO IMAGINO | 3 MIN
VERITO’S DREAM, DIRECTED BY MAYFE ORTEGA | 5 MIN
CINCOPATA, DIRECTED BY DANIEL JÁCOME MUÑOZ | 5 MIN
AYA, DIRECTED BY EDISON FUENTES | 5 MIN
PO POC, DIRECTED BY DANIEL JÁCOME MUÑOZ | 4 MIN
CLIC. QUIRI. CLICKS, DIRECTED BY SERGIO VENTURINI | 10 MIN
VICENTA, DIRECTED BY CARLA VALENCIA | 5 MIN.

2:30PM: HERE AND THERE / VENGO VOLVIENDO | 103 min. | 2015
Directed by: Isabel Rodas & Gabriel Páez
Cast: Juan Zumba, Carolina Lozada, Rosario Macas, Alex Cisneros, Doris Naula
​Spanish with English subtitles. In competition | En competencia

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Preceded by the short film  GUAYAQUIL HEAT SO WARM YOU CAN’T STAND IT, DIRECTED BY JULIO IBARRA. Copresented with Katra Film Series.

Ismael, raised by his grandmother, lives an internal struggle marked by migration and only thinks about traveling to the United States. Having settled on the date and travel expenses, it is life that will force him to face what he fears most: his fate.

Ismael, criado por su abuela, vive una lucha interna marcada por la migración y solo piensa en viajar a los Estados Unidos. Después de haber pactado la fecha y el costo del viaje, la vida será la responsable de poner frente a Ismael lo que más teme: su destino.

View the Trailer Here.

4:30PM: MOMENTS OF THE CAMPAIGN / INSTANTES DE CAMPAÑA |Doc. | 52 min. | 2015
Directed by: Tomás Astudillo
Featuring: Rafael Correa
​Spanish with English subtitles. In competition | En competencia

Preceded by the Short Film  THE GLOVE/EL GUANTE, DIRECTED BY ALEX CISNEROS. Copresented by Katra Film Series.

On February 17, 2013, Rafael Correa wins the elections and becomes President of Ecuador for the third time. Forty-two days earlier he embarked on a frenzied campaign to the rhythm of speeches and songs. Rally after rally and interview after interview, Rafael Correa and his team tour the entire country. His busy schedule barely allows him time to shoot campaign ads and privately analyze opinion polls.

El 17 de Febrero de 2013, Rafael Correa gana por tercera vez las elecciones presidenciales del Ecuador. 42 días antes, emprende una campaña frenética al ritmo de discursos y canciones. Tarima tras tarima y entrevista tras entrevista, Rafael Correa y su equipo recorren todos los rincones del país. A su apretada agenda le alcanza apenas tiempo para rodar publicidades y analizar las encuestas a puerta cerrada.

View the Trailer Here.

About the Short Film Program

CHIMBORAZO’S FLIGHT / VUELO DEL CHIMBORAZO
Doc.| 13 min. | 2014 |Director: José Cobo
Out of competition | Fuera de competencia

A Short personal story of the paragliding descent from the summit of the ecuadorian Volcano Chimborazo, the farthest point from the center of the earth.

La historia del vuelo de José Cobo en parapente desde la cumbre del Chimborazo que se encuentra a 6310msnm en el Ecuador, siendo este el punto más alejado del centro del planeta.

MR. BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY / SR. PIQUERO DE PATAS AZULES
Nar.| 2 min | 2015 | Director: Gino Imagino
Cast: Mr. Blue-Footed Booby
Out of competition | Fuera de competencia

In an alternate universe will be held a strange and unusual dinner where a hybrid creature will be fed with the finest delicacies , turning night into day and day into night .

En un universo alterno se llevara a cabo una extraña e inusual cena donde un ser híbrido se alimentará con los mejores manjares, convirtiendo la noche en día y el día en noche.

VERITO’S DREAM / VERITO SUEÑA EN ATRAPASUEÑOS
Doc.| 5 min. | 2015 |Director: Mayfe Ortega
Out of competition | Fuera de competencia

In her dream, Verito flees from danger and travels trhough fantastic places towards the best of all encounters.

En su sueño Verito escapa del peligro y llega a lugares fantasiosos donde le espera el mejor de todos los encuentros.

CINCOPATA
Nar.| 4 min| 2014 |Director: Daniel Jácome Muñoz
Out of competition | Fuera de competencia

Scientist Eugene Bloodworth and his pet Sami live in the Ecuadorian’s Amazon jungle. Sami is a clever sharp nice monkey that will be bitten by a hungry tick.
In the end, the failed result of a “potion” and the visit of a small intruder will bring out the hidden side of some characters, causing an unexpected twist that will teach Sami an important lesson.

En la selva del Oriente Ecuatoriano vive el científico Eugene Bloodworth y su mascota Sammi, un listo y ocurrido mono que será víctima de una hambrienta garrapata. Al final, el resultado fallido de una “pócima” y la visita del pequeño invasor sacarán el lado oculto de algunos personajes provocando un giro inesperado y hará que Sammi aprenda una importante lección.

AYA – SPIRIT / AYA – ESPIRITU
Nar.| 5 min | 2014 | Director: Edison Fuentes
Out of competition | Fuera de competencia

After finishing up with harvest day, an old country man goes for a rest to a tree without imagining what’s yet to come, a mystical encounter.

Después de terminar un día de cosecha, un viejo campesino va a descansar a un árbol sin imaginar lo que se viene, un encuentro místico.

PO POC
Nar.| 4 min | 2012 |Director: Daniel Jácome Muñoz
Out of competition | Fuera de competencia

In the jungle of Nunkai, Po poc, a young Kilik, falls into a trap of two predators. At the end, our elusive friend learns many valuable lessons.

En la selva de Nunkai, Po poc un jóven Klik, caerá presa de dos cazadores. Al final, nuestro escurridizo amigo aprenderá más de una lección.

CLIC. QUIRI. CLICKS !
Nar.| 10 min. | 2015 |Director: Sergio Venturini
Cast: Pablo Barriga
Out of competition | Fuera de competencia

Ramírez lives in the city, but comes from the countryside and misses his family, his trees and his farm pets. One day, while walking on the sideway he meets a kind of bird he’s never seen before: they are made of paper, drink coffee, love art and read the newspaper. They are the clic.quiri.clicks!

Ramírez vive en la ciudad, pero viene de lejos y extraña a su familia, sus árboles y sus animalitos de granja. Un día, en plena ciudad, se topa con unos pajaritos que nunca había visto antes: son de papel, beben café, les gusta el arte y leen el periódico. Son los clic.quiri.clicks!.