The Shadow of Your Smile continues to make people talk, this time, by winning the Best Short Film Director award at the ‘‘ LUSCA FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL ’’, one of the most important genre festivals in the world.
The director Carlos Ospina, a native of the city of Cali, won in the category ‘Love You To Dead Shorts’, with his debut film that received a couple of days ago an honorable mention from the jury in Cannes in the framework of the FIFP, and that It has been screened on screens as important as Germany (Berlin), United States (New York and Riverside), Brazil (Salvador) and a few days ago in Puerto Rico (San Juan) where the festival takes place. Ospina shared the projection and nomination with directors from France, United States, Kuwait, Spain and Mexico, being favored by the decision of the juries who once again supported the team’s commitment to a story told in a different way with their choice.
For Studio AYMAC, the production company of the short film, winning in this scenario is transcendental, since it affirms that “The island of charm” was captivated by The Shadow, which not only reveals the metaphor of a Latin American country through its plot, but it also gives a high value to music as a narrative element, counting on great teachers for the creation of its soundtrack such as Yuri Buenaventura and La Orquesta La Sinfónica and Sammy Marreno and La Orquesta la Selecta by Raphy Leavitt with the song Payaso.
The Shadow of Your Smile’s team celebrates this second recognition. With joy, we announce in advance that it’s nominated in two other festivals that will take place in the United States and Italy. The good news continues for this Colombian short film that has been traveling the world.
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Making films in the regions is a commitment we have had since the creation of Studio AYMAC over 7 years ago. Today, we can affirm that this journey filled with adventures has allowed us to tell stories in unexplored places, facing unique challenges, and proposing diverse production schemes where the only non-negotiable element is quality, not only in terms of technical equipment but also in the well-being of the filmmakers, safety, and every link in the legal chain.
Having traveled the world for three years, the film shot in the salsa capital will finally premiere next Friday, June 9th, in one of the most emblematic spaces for art and independent cinema exhibitions: La Tertulia Museum’s Cinemateca.
The Shadow arrives in Colombia with awards and recognitions such as Best Director at the Lusca Film Festival in Puerto Rico, Honorable Mention from the Jury at the Festival International Du Film Panafricain in Cannes, Best Actor and Best Film at the Bangalore Short Film Festival in India, and with premieres in renowned venues in France, the United States, Germany, Brazil and Canada.