19 mar. 2009

Ciudad Huacal (2007) - Information






Synopsis:

The world is made of boxes. We live in them, we move within them, we see the world through them and we wind up in them in the end. Huacal City introduces us to the empty containers market at the Supply Center in Mexico City, where every day thousands of wooden boxes are bought, sold and repaired.

Title: Ciudad Huacal
English title: Huacal City
Country: Mexico
Year: 2007
Runtime: 10 minutes
Originating format: DVCPro 24P
Genre: Documentary
Language: Spanish

Director: Christoph Müller
Producer: Rafael Favila Zepeda
Executive Producers: Cotorra Films & DOCSDF
Photography: Victor Vargas Villafuerte
Screenplay: Hugo César Cuevas, Rafael Favila Zepeda, Fermín Hernández, Christoph Müller, Victor Vargas
Sound: Rafael Favila Zepeda, Fermín Hernández
Editor: Christoph Müller
Music: Unidub Estazion, others
Cast: José Camacho, Guillermo Téllez, Roberto Pérez

Release date: October 4th, 2007

Festivals:
• International Documentary Festival Mexico City DOCSDF 2007

• International Film Festival Tlalpan, Mexico City 2007
• International Film Festival Morelia 2008
• Les Reflets du Cinema Iberique & Latino-Americain 2009, Lyon, France
• International Film Festival of Independent Cinema Moviola 2009, Ecatepec, Mexico
• 3rd International Shortfilm Festival Cine Cultura & Vida 2009, Toluca, Mexico
Festival of Latin American Video 2009, Rosario, Argentina
International Film and Environment Festival Ecozine 2009, Zaragoza, Spain
4th Riviera Maya Underground Film Festival RMUFF 2009, Cancun, Mexico
6th International Shortfilm Festival Cusco, FENACO 2009, Peru
1st Desert Film Festival FCD 2010, Hermosillo, Mexico
2nd Basler Gässli Film Festival 2010, Basel, Switzerland
• Emmentaler Filmtage 2010, Emmental, Switzerland

Other screenings:
TV Canal 40, Confabulario, Mexico, October 2007
Jaima Ambulante DOCSDF, Mexico City, September 2008
Metrobus Public Screening, Mexico City, 2008
Clinica Regina, Cine en pequeñas dosis, Mexico City, January 2009

Awards:
Jury Award for best documentary, RETO DOCSDF 2007, Mexico City, Mexico
Jury Special Mention for best short documentary, Riviera Maya Underground Film Festival RMUFF 2009, Mexico
Jury Award for best international short documentary, International Shortfilm Festival Cusco, FENACO 2009, Peru
Jury Award for best Mexican short film, 1st Desert Film Festival FCD 2010, Hermosillo, Mexico