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The national industry’s youngest talents are ready for the 13th edition of BAM with their innovative proposals of short and feature films and series ranging from experimental to children's films. These are the fiction and documentary projects of the national industry’s 14 new talents getting their start at BAM with a mentoring and networking process to solidify their next steps in the audiovisual circle. The Bammers were selected by a Proimágenes Colombia committee.

Selected projects

Alexandra LÓPEZ ASPRILLA

THE HERBOLARIUM

Serie | 25 min.

Fiction / Sci Fi

Synopsis

Synopsis

Quibdó, the year 2173. A multinational working to genetically modify plants has patented and prohibited the reproduction and commercialization of the region’s traditionally used medicinal plants. Malle, a scientist who has returned to the city of her birth to work at the company, has nowhere else to stay so goes to the house of her deceased grandma. There, she comes across an illegal store of medicinal plants, which could help her become the foremost researcher at the multinational but could also jeopardize the job of her dreams.

Andrés Felipe FERRO RUIZ

COURAGE

Feature Film | 90 min.

Fiction / Drama

Synopsis

Synopsis

Set amid the social unrest that occurred in Colombia in November 2019, Courage tells the story of a theater group made up of students from the country’s National University, who are faced with the difficult choice of bringing their production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children to the here and now in a way that is in tune with the historical moment they are living through. Juan Pablo, Augusto, and Kathy - also part of the multitude of young people taking part in the protests - begin to feel an urgent need for the play to speak about their specific problems. This need continues to grow as the demonstrations intensify and will eventually affect and alter the theater production, as well as their own lives.

Celia Alejandra HURTADO ACOSTA

NO CONTESTES

Short Film | 17 min.

Fiction / Terror

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Synopsis

Alex is a laid-back 27-year-old with alternative tastes. Everything changes during a night of passion with his boyfriend when he receives repeated calls from his best friend, but does not pick up. The next morning, Alex realizes she was calling for help and tries to contact her, but now she is the one who does not pick up. Together with his boyfriend and another female friend he decides to go to her last known location, but instead finds the house of a vampiress thirsty for blood and death. Alex will have to pay dearly if he wants to escape alive, and choose between saving his boyfriend or his best friend.

Daniel CUERVO BERNAL

THAW

Short Film | 14 min.

Fiction / Drama

Synopsis

Synopsis

A cold, rainy and near-oneiric city. Camilo, a young man who has just been murdered, sets out in search of his girlfriend and mother in order to obtain closure for relationships that were left open in life, and then be able to transcend fully to the world of the dead. Dreams are the means that will enable him to communicate with the living.

Daniela LÓPEZ MORENO

RABIES

Short Film | 20 min.

Fiction / Thriller-Terror

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Synopsis

Janis is a 17-year-old who is into skateboarding, a sport that makes her feel free. One afternoon she is attacked by a man who touches her without her consent. As a result of the incident, Janis starts to show symptoms of rabies, culminating in a violent attack in search of revenge.

Jannina SÁNCHEZ VENEGAS

THE ROAD

Serie | 45 min.

Fiction / Acción

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Synopsis

In the year 2010, after her house has been burned down, her father has been killed and she has been raped, all at the hands of guerrilla fighters, Aurora flees the city of Florencia, Caquetá, with her young son for the Colombian capital Bogotá. With his imagination and innocence, the boy sees each event through a fantastical lens, due to his mother always having taken care to nourish his imagination to prevent him from feeling what they are experiencing constantly. When they reach Bogotá, Aurora’s only option is to try to contact the father of her son. Faced with the bleak panorama that awaits their arrival, they are forced to find a solution to such adversity.

Kerly Dayanna CUENCA MOJICA

FLORES PARA JAVIER

Short Film | 45 min.

Documental biográfico

Synopsis

Synopsis

The early death of Javier Moreno, a visionary and brilliant composer, robs him of recognition. 30 years later, his compositions are unearthed and his image acquires relevance and significance. Famous for being the requinto guitarist for Los Carrangueros de Ráquira, following the group’s breakup he came up with an adventurous and experimental music project in the style of traditional music, but the record labels denied him visibility. Gradually, the originality of his creation turned Javier into a cult figure, and at the initiative of his cousin the compositions were edited in 2015, giving Colombian music a breath of fresh air.

Laura CARVAJAL

HERES

Short Film | 15 min.

Fiction / Thriller-Terror

Synopsis

Synopsis

Pilar, a teenage girl, lives with her two brothers on a large estate in Colombia’s Boyacá region. Given the constant absence of her parents, Elsa the maid and her granddaughter Valentina, also a teenager, are her only companions and carers. Despite Valentina trying persistently to maintain a close friendship with Pilar, the latter is disinterested in anyone who is at her service. That is until one afternoon on a walk to the river when they start to form a tighter bond, telling each other secrets between giggles, without knowing that on their trail is a man who will alter the fate of their lives.

Laura MONTES

CARPETED

Short Film | 10 min.

Fiction / Drama

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Synopsis

M, a man who is progressively losing his memory, returns to his family home after a divorce seeking to restart his life. One day, M discovers that every time he touches the carpet in the living room his long-term memories come back. The carpet leads him to realize he has a power that allows him to travel in time using them, and he becomes aware that the pains of his soul are starting to heal. Now, M can travel through memories that don’t even belong to him. But soon he is faced with his separation and will have to answer the most important question: remember or forget?

Laura GONZÁLEZ REYES

THE OPPORTUNITY

Short Film | 10 min.

Fiction / Drama

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Synopsis

Chico is a 11-year-old boy who is led by his friends into snatch theft. Annete is a foreign photographer who takes images of Bogotá, and becomes the first victim of this budding thief. On the stolen camera, Chico finds photographs of a city he doesn’t recognize, but which he has roamed around countless times. He wants to take his own photos but the camera battery runs out, and to continue exploring his curiosity his only option is to find Annete. Two different worlds are brought together by images of a city.

Laura Sofía ORTIZ MONTES

DELIRIO

Short Film | 8 min.

Experimental

Synopsis

Synopsis

Delirio’s indecision around motherhood causes her to have a psychotic episode. While carrying out her everyday work as a pianguera mollusc fisher on the Colombian Pacific coast, she experiences hallucinations in which ancient beings of the mangrove and the rainforest clamor for her baby girl, sweeping her into a state of confusion where she is unable to distinguish between reality and her neurosis. Exhausted, she decides to give in to the encounters. In the depths of the mangrove, she finds peace and freedom by handing over her baby, bidding her farewell forever.

Natalia GIRALDO TARAZONA

THE BEAST

Short Film | 25 min.

Fiction / Drama

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Synopsis

The heavy rains of April and May cause the Ariari River to burst its banks, flooding the plains. This event is used to their advantage by cachirre caimans, reptiles between 2 and 3 meters long that leave their river habitat to penetrate the plains, where they attack laborers and livestock. Following the sudden death of Joaquín, his children travel to his farm to convince their mother to move to the city. While tracking a cachirre that is prowling the farm they venture deeper into the plains, where they will witness strange events through which they discover the spirit of Joaquín, who refuses to leave his land.

Paula CARDONA CARMONA

STORM

Short Film | 15 min.

Fiction / Drama

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Synopsis

On a journey without return, Charon and Cerberus move through the spectral fog of the city while the ruthless gangs ensure their orders are followed. Like the old boatman, Charon takes his friend Cerberus on one last voyage before turning him over to the men who have sealed his fate.

Simón Federico ÁVILA ALVARADO

STARMAN

Short Film | 20 min.

Fiction / Sci Fi

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Synopsis

The end of the world has left Bugs, a country boy, on his own. After years of waiting for signs of other survivors, he comes across an extraterrestrial cosmonaut who is lost on Earth. While he helps him to repair his ship, Bugs grows fond of him and sabotages the craft to stop him from leaving. But the cosmonaut soon begins to die. Worried that the alien will suffer the same fate as his father due to his actions, Bugs fixes the damage to allow him to leave, even if that means being alone again. However, the encounter has made him more mature; tired of waiting for someone to find him, he takes his bicycle and leaves the town for the first time in search of other survivors.