8M Focus

8M ONLINE SHORT FILMS

Selection of 8 short films to watch on our website during the festival days

It features 8 internationally acclaimed and outstanding works that focus on various issues and claims of the 8M movement, including female sexuality, sorority, pregnancy, sexual violence, machismo, patriarchy, transgender issues, and more.

SIMBIOSIS CARNAL [FLESHLY SYMBIOSIS]

Rocía Álvarez | 10 min | Belgium / Spain | 2017 | +16

Grand Prix at the Anima Brussels Festival and the Audience Award at Animac

A poetic journey through the history of animal evolution, desire and sexuality, from the first unicellular organism to human being, who invents the calculated pleasure: eroticism; a story crossed by moral conflicts, where the female pleasure long ignored and repressed takes pride of place, and which culminates in an explosive finale.

WICKED GIRL

Ayce Karthal | 8 min | France / Italy | 2017 | +12

Jury Prize at the Annecy International Festival, César Award for Best Animated Short Film, Grand Prize at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

S., 8 years old, is a little Turkish girl with an overflowing imagination. She is keen on nature and animals. While she is looking back on the good old days in her grand parents village from hospital room, dark and terrifying memories emerge and, little by little, begin to make sense.

CARNE [FLESH]

Camila Kater | 12 min | Brazil / Spain | 2019 | +7

Silver Biznaga for Best Documentary Short Film at the Málaga Festival, Audience Award at the ANIMAC Festival in Catalonia, Best Animated Short Documentary at ANIMASIVO in Mexico, Grand Prize at the Warsaw Animation Film Festival in Poland, among others.

Rare, medium rare, medium, well done and very well done. Through intimate and personal stories, five women share their experiences related to the body, from childhood to old age

LAS DEL DIENTE [THOSE OF THE TOOTH]

Ana Pérez López | 6 min | EEUU / Spain | 2018 | +7

Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short at Florida Film Festival. GOLDEN COWBELL AWARD at SoDak Motion Festival. Special Mention at MONSTRA 2019. Winner of Gaztefilmfest Award for Best ShortFilm

Three women discuss the social pressure of having kids while celebrating the uniqueness of their bodies

PHRYNÉ ET NYX

Jhonny Video | 8 min | Mexico | 2019 | +16

Winner of the Animasivo Award 2019 (Mexico)
Winner of the Black Canvas Award 2019 (Mexico)
Honorable Mention at Bit Bang Fest 2019 (Argentina)

Phryné et Nyx is a piece that sheds light on the violence and lack of protection faced by prostitutes, while also experimenting with an interesting style. In the first part, called Phryné, Johnny Video uses colorful rotoscopic animation and powerful shots to illustrate a poem about prostitution recited by the author, Samantha Barendson, with a soundtrack by Óscar Pereyra. In the second part, titled Nyx, Carla Faesler recites her poem with music by Carls Bergen Dyck. What’s intriguing is that the same images from the first part are used to illustrate the second poem, evoking different impressions and connotations

AMOR, NUESTRA PRISIÓN [LOVE, OUR JAIL]

Carolina Corral | 6 min | Mexico | 2016 | +12

Honorable Mention at the International Human Rights Film Festival in Bogotá. “Best Latin American Animation” at the International Animated Short Film Festival, AJAYU, Peru. “Jury Award for Best Penal Short Film” at the Daroca Film Festival

In the Atlacholoaya prison (Morelos), female inmates are allowed to visit male inmates. What are the implications of romantic love in prison?

PUSSY [COÑO]

Renata Gasiorowska | 8 min | Poland | 2016 | +16

Winner of the Best Animated Short Film at the International Animation Festival Clermont-Ferrand; Best Animation Award at Interfilm Berlin; Best Student Short Film Award at Animafest Zagreb, etc.

A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan

BETI BEZPERAKO KOPLAK

Colectivo Ageda Kopla Taldea | 6 min | España | 2016 | +12

Nominated for the Goya Awards for Best Animated Short Film. Jury Award at the Palencia Showcase. Award for Best Screenplay at the Lekeitio Film Festival.

The Eve of Saint Agatha is a Basque tradition in which groups of friends typically go from house to house, accompanied by bertsolaris (Basque verse improvisers), singing the song of Saint Agatha, using sticks and poles rhythmically beaten against the ground. Against the backdrop of this celebration, Beti Bezèrakp Koplak denounces, through 13 verses written by the bertsolari Maialen Lujanbio, the violence and discrimination historically and presently endured by women.