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¡Viva los Niños!
CAFILM STREAMING ROOM Fri, Oct 9, 2020 - Sun, Oct 18, 2020
MVFF’s ¡Viva el Cine! initiative continues its annual celebration of Spanish-language and Latin American films and stories with this festive collection of shorts for families and younger viewers. These kid-centric animated, narrative, and documentary films are a visual feast for both Spanish and English speakers alike. Spelliasmous (Ben Garfield, Cuba/UK 2018, 3 min) takes to the streets of Cuba, where the magic of Harry Potter is alive and well for three wand-wielding friends. In the animated Ailín on the Moon (Claudia Ruiz, Argentina 2018, 5 min), a mother’s patience is tested by her young daughter. For two brothers, a birthday gift of a new watch leads to an anxious countdown to a special moment in time in 11:40 (Claudia Ruiz, Argentina 2018, 12 min). In the mountains of Colombia, an aspiring young bike racer goes to great lengths to cheer on his cycling idol in Champiñon (Luber Yesid Zuñiga Ordoñez, Colombia 2017, 8 min). With animated silhouettes agai
Film Info
Director:María Victoria Sánchez Lara
Producer:Maryelvy D'Apollo
Cinematographer:Pablo Barboza
Cast:Maria Carache
Sofia Baddel
Andrea Socorro


With animated silhouettes against colorful backgrounds, the mythical story of Carandaí, the first sunflower in the world, is vibrantly brought to life.

Additional Information

María Victoria Sánchez was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela, she had the opportunity to live and study in Europe, obtaining the title of Master in Animation at Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona, Spain. After eight years in Europe, she returns to Venezuela to teach animation. Her love for traditional stories, indigenous art and animation led her to adapt a Mapuche myth with the esthetic of the Wayuú culture. Girasol is her first professional narrative work as a director.