Danzak wins at Cannes

May 17, 2009

“Danzak” has won the Best Student Short Film category at the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, Saturday May 17th. “Danzak” was selected among 400 other shorts from all over the world.

The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes supports upcoming filmmakers by screening their films at The Pavilion during the Festival while providing an opportunity for these filmmakers to connect with the global audience at Cannes.

The award was featured on the online channel at cinencuentro.com.


Danzak at the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase and at Short Film Corner in Cannes!

May 8, 2009

As you friends know already, Danzak has been selected to participate at the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. Such participation allows us also to get in the Short Film Corner.

This has been an amazing year for Danzak, and we think this might be a great way of wrapping the festival season up!

Awards at Cine Las Americas, Marin County Fair!

May 1, 2009

Danzak keeps getting recognition on the festival circuit. It has been awarded the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short Film at the Cine Las Americas Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and the Best Narrative at the Marin County Festival of Short Film and Video in San Rafael, California.

For the complete list of Awards and screenings, click here.

Upcoming screenings include the Marfa Film Festival, the Soho Rushes Short Film Festival, London, UK. (June), the 11th Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival in Hamburg (Germany), andthe III Festival de Cine Latinoamericano, México D.F. (México)

Danzak playing a few blocks away from the place it was shot!

April 21, 2009

English: The first Alternative Film Festival in Villa Maria del Triunfo -a few blocks away where Danzak was shot-  took place during the last week of January. It showcased Danzak along with other shorts by Matias Vega, Cristian Alarcon, the Chaski group, Guarango Films, Flaviano Quispe, among others. Thank you, Efraín!

Spanish: El primer Festival de Cine alternativo en Villa María del Triunfo se llevó a cabo durante la última semana de enero del presente año. He aquí un pequeño video que nos cuenta un poco como fue la actividad. Se agradece la colaboración de los directores de cortometrajes y largos que nos facilitaron sus trabajos para las proyecciones:  Gaby Yepez, Matías Vega, Cristian Alarcón, al grupo Chaski, la gente de guarango, a Flaviano Quispe, Diego Velásquez, los cortos para niños gracias a la gente de portavozperu y Julio Vega en la recopilación.

Danzak in Cannes, London, Texas, Mexico…

April 6, 2009

Danzak continues its festival run throughout the globe -and that includes Cannes!

It will be showcased as part of the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the American Pavilion, at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Other film festivals that have selected Danzak are the Marfa Film Festival (Texas), the 11th Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival in Hamburg (Germany), the III Festival de Cine Latinoamericano en Mexico D.F., and the M.A.L.I Women’s Film & Performance Arts Festival, in Austin (Texas). Dates and places TBA.

Also, Danzak will be playing as part of the World Cinema Shorts 1 program at the East End Film Festival in London, UK!

This will be its English premiere!

Dates and times:  Theatre Rich Mix, Tuesday 28 April, 9pm

Danzak playing in Austin – last time in March!

March 16, 2009



Danzak will be playing at the Alamo Ritz this Sunday, as part of the Saddle UP Austin Showcase. Admission is free!

When & Where: Sunday, March 22, 2009, 3:35pm.

You can pre-buy $5 vouchers for food & drinks here.

You can get directions to this theater here.

Here’s some info:

SADDLE UP is the first official student film program of the department of Radio, Television and Film of the University of Texas that has been curated only by students.  The  show includes some of the latest and greatest documentary, animation, fiction and experimental work from both undergraduate and graduate filmmakers. From cowboy poetry to gypsy wagons to the Peruvian Andes, SADDLE UP demonstrates the range, talent and potential of UT’s RTF students.

SADDLE UP films and filmmakers:

Western Brothers’ Adventure Story Drew Xanthopoulos
Martha Katja Straub
Kid Miguel Alvarez
Mr. Shoop Alan Lampert
The Moon or Bust Logan Strobel
Lucas Amman Popsicle
Oley Drew Daniels
An Apparent Celebration Adam Morgan/Erik Johnson
Refurbished John Moore
Color by Number Marshall Rimmer
Danzak Gabriela Yepes

Excerpt of “Danzak” now online.

March 6, 2009