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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:Natalia Bernal
Producer:Natalia Bernal
Giselle Geney
Pescadito Films
Alejandro Coronado
Andrés Montaña.
Cinematographer:Alejandro Coronado
Editor:Giselle Geney
Cast:José Ramón García Navas


Eight-year-old Ramón is a Mexican kickboxer-in-training who learns the true meaning of winning and losing in his first major competition.

Additional Information

Natalia Bernal is a filmmaker and producer, specializing in producing audiovisual content for and with children. Bernal is the director of the short documentary film Ramón and the executive producer of the short film 3feet (MVFF42). Bernal graduated from the Masters in Visual Anthropology at Barcelona University and from the International Television and Film Production for Children program held in the Universidad Santiago de Cali. Bernal is an executive producer of many film documentaries shot in Colombia and Mexico.