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BESLA

This video is competing in
2022 BESLA Film Festival


Director(s): Alejandra López

In hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, medicine can be hard to come by. A little boy has to grow beyond his limits if he is to help his grandfather.

Official Selection
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
Guadalajara International Film Festival
Aspen Shortfest
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Cartagena International Film Festival
New Orleans Film Festival
International Short Film Festival Berlin
New York International Children's Film Festival
Pan African Film Festival
Dominican Republic Global Film Festival
Lighthouse International Film Festival 
Latino Film Market 
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival
Salute Your Shorts Film Festival
Puerto Madryn International Film Festival
Issaquah International Film Festival
Norwalk Film Festival
Highland Park Independent Film Festival
Visualízame Short Film Festival
Slemani International Film Festival
Lugo Film Week
St. Cloud Film Festival 
Dumbo Film Festival
Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival 
Boricua Film Festival
Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival
Drim Short Film Festival
Dam Short Film Festival
Kalaburagi International Short Film Festival
Sunscreen Film Festival
Ismailia International Film Festival
Nouveaux Regards Film Festival 
People's Film Festival
Quarantine Film Festival
Countercurrent Spiritual Film Festival
Cordillera International Film Festival
Almagro International Film Festival 
Badalona Film Festival
Unprecedented Cinema International Festival
Imagine This Women's International Film Festival
Mill Valley Film Festival 
La Fila Short Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival
Liberación Film Festival
International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival 
La Plata Latinoamerican Film Festival
Latino ShortFest of NY 
Nouveaux Regards Film Festival 
Martovski Festival
Film Fest Petaluma
Alexander Valley Film Festival
aluCine Latin Film+Media Arts Festival
LA Diversity Film Festival 
Latinamerika i Fokus
Shorts México 

Winner:
Voces Nuevas Grand Prize 
Cleveland International Film Festival Best Live Action Short Honorable Mention
Elche Independent Film Festival Best Iberoamerican Short 
Detroit SheTown Film Festival Best Short Film
Bushwick Film Festival Special Jury Prize Narrative Short
Highland Park Independent Film Festival Best Short Film
Panamanian International Film Festival Best Actor
Hollywood Short + Sweet Film Festival Best Cinematography
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival Best Digital Film
Global Impact Film Festival Best Narrative Film
Sguardi Altrove Film Festival Special Mention
Huntington Beach Cultural Cinema Showcase Jury & Mayor's Selection
Holidays365 International Film Festival Best Narrative Short 
Deep Focus Film Festival Honorable Mention
Puerto Rico International Short Film Festival Cinefiesta:
Best National Short
Audience Choice
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Enfoque Internacional Film Festival:
Best National Short
Audience Choice
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Actor
Rincon International Film Festival: 
Best National Short
Audience Choice
Best Actor

Press: 
Deadline 
"Cine Sony And NALIP Unveil Winners Of Voces Nuevas Short Film Contest"
deadline.com/2019/07/cine-sony-nalip-winners-voces-nuevas-short-film-contest-1202653103/

El Nuevo Día
"Premian Cortometraje Boricua"
drive.google.com/file/d/1Z7NVIFYmaqPvYQm2GAtZyZM0jHyqvaFY/view?usp=sharing

Antigravity
"Hot Set: AG Picks for the 2019 New Orleans Film Festival"
antigravitymagazine.com/feature/hot-set/

Screenplay & Director: Alejandra López

Producer: María José Delgado 

Director of Photography: Santiago Benet Mari, SPC

Production Designer: Pamela Nicolle Padilla

Costume Designer: Michelle “Flaqui” Rodríguez

Sound Mix & Design: Leo Ochoa

Editor: Juan M. Cespedes

Casting: Bonnie Wu

Introducing: 
Yanniel A. Arce Rivera as Junior

Starring:
Dolores Pedro 
Ricardo Canales 
Norelix Rivera Santana 
Samuel López 

UPM: Coral Correa
Production Consultant: Omar D. “Doc” Rivera Abreu 
Co-Producer: Norelix Rivera Santana

1st AD: Juan Esteban Suárez
Production Assistant: Francisco Javier Martínez Díaz

1st Camera Assistant: Carlos “Rafi” Rivera 
2nd Camera Assistant: Lymarie “Lyma” Rodríguez
Loader/DIT: Néstor “Panchi’ Cestero

Drone by: Drone Dogs
Camera Operator: Gilberto Cruz
Drone Pilot: Su-Jeng Sang

Direct Sound: Marcos A. Maura Blanco
Boom Operator: Benjamín Curet

Set Dresser: Raysa Sanchéz
Set Dresser/Greens: Eddie Antúnez
Greens: Samuel López
On Set Dresser: Ruth Robleto

MU: Marta Ezal Colón
MU Assistant: Elenia Peña
Hair: Carmen A. León

Still Photographer: Sheryl Loiz
Graphic Designer: Jorge “Fish” Rodríguez

Color by: DYAD
Colorist: Fernando Rodríguez Morales
Color Assistant: Brian James Epps

Visual Effects by: Tunnel Post
VFX Producer: Heather Toll
VFX Artist: May Satsuki Asai

Vocal Coach: Irvin Santiago Díaz
Singer: Samir Vega Ortíz

Thank you PJ Gaffers!

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