SHORT FILM – ABEO



A film by/ un corto de Brenda López Zepeda

A mixed media animated short that depicts the journey of Nadia and Lupe, two immigrants who risked their lives to cross the Arizona desert in search for a better life.

Un cortometraje animado de técnicas mixtas que cuenta la historia de Nadia y Lupe, dos inmigrantes que arriesgan sus vidas para cruzar el desierto de Arizona en busca de un mejor futuro.

Produced at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema – Concordia University 2018

original score: Adrián Gutiérrez
sound design: Nick Lavigne
voiced by: Rosalba López, Brenda López

Stop-motion, 2D digital and sand animation.
running time: 7:01

Contact:
Brenda López Zepeda : brrent.bl@gmail.com

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Awards and Nominations:

Sparks Animation / Women in Animation – Diversity Award (2019)
Festival Stop Motion Mtl – Special NAD Prize (2018)
Fantasia Film Festival – Emerging Talent prize (2019)
Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival (ARC) – Special Prize (2019)
Independent Talents International Film Festival – Winner (2019)
Indie Visions Film Festival – Winner (2019)

Stop Trik Fim Festival – Honourable Mention (2018)
Florida Animation Film Festival – Honorable Mention (2019)
Yorkton Film Festival – Fiction Student Production Nominee (2019)
Yorkton Film Festival – Multicultural Award Nominee (2019)
Yorkton Film Festival – Fiction Director Nominee (2019)

Special Screenings:

Virgin Atlantic Airlines – In Flight Entertainment May-July (2020)
Cinema Politica Screening (2019)
MalatestaShort Film Festival – Cinema and Human Rights screening (2018)
fliQs Montreal Screening (2019)
LGBTQ+ edition of Filmopeka (2018)
AAB Fest Aab International Film Festival (2019)
La Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette Montreal (2019)
Semana por la soberania audiovisual (2019)

Festival Selections:

Pleasure Dome 2018
Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation 2018
Los Angeles CineFest 2018
Crown Heights Film Festival 2018
Feminist Border Arts Film Festival 2018
ASFF As Film Festival 2018
International Animation Festival AJAYU – Peru 2018
Stop Motion OUR FEST 2018
Bit Bang Fest 2018
SHORT to the Point 2018
The Animattikon Project 2018
SCOTTISH QUEER INTERNATIONAL FF 2018
i.P.A.S. – Independent Political/Activism SFF 2018
Animation Marathon 2018
International Animation Festival 2018

Esto Es Para Esto 2019
Animation Festival of Halifax 2019
Milton Film Festival 2019
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival 2019
Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2019
Toronto Queer Film Festival 2019
Hidalgo Film Festival 2019
FicMonterrey Film Festival 2019
Baja California International Film Festival 2019
LivingSkiesStudentFilmFestival-2019
Canton Film Festival 2019
Reel Out Charlotte Film Festival 2019
Immigration Film Fest 2019
Benicia Film Festival 2019
Little México Film Festival 2019
Señorita Cinema 2019
Animafest 2019
MONSTRA – Lisbon Animation Festival 2019
New Directors | New Films Festival 2019
FARCUME: Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de Faro 2019
Winchester Film Festival 2019
SwindonIndependent FilmFestival-2019
Changing Face International Film Festival 2019
Guarimba 2019
Procida Film Festival 2019
Chennai International Short Film Festival 2019
Flame Firstcut 2019
We Like ’em short 2019
Malatesta Short Film Festival 2019
Athens ANIMFEST 2019
Photometria International Photography Festival 2019
Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2019
Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival 2019
Linz International Short Film Festival 2019
ANIMA LATINA 2019
Cinema Camp Film Festival 2019
Panama Animation Festival 2019
ASA Humanitarian Film Festival 2019
International queer film festival Merlinka 2019
FEDAXV 2019
Artfools International Festival of Larissa 2019
Overcome Film Festival 2019
FirstCut 2019
Factual Animation Film Festival 2019
Suburbinale 2019

Mexico City Independent Film Fest 2020
Festival de Cortometraje Universitario UVAQ 2020
Kansas City Underground Film Festival 2020

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