Binational Independent Film Festival

Festival Films

The Virus – El Virus

The Virus follows a group of film students who find a top secret test facility hidden in the wilderness. Unknown to them, the hospital was ground zero for a large-scale test of a truth serum based ten years earlier; a test that went disastrously wrong. Now infected with the deadly virus, the students fight against time, guards, each other and an inability to lie to find the truth.


The Battery

Country: USA
Director: Jeremy Gardner
Producer: Adam Cronheim
Screenplay: Jeremy Gardner
Cast: Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle

The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.



Country: México
Director: Carlos García Campillo
Producer: Producciones El Chango, FOPROCINE, Canal 22
Screenplay: Josué Candia T.
Cast: Guido Gueta, Ana Ochoa, Eric L. da Silva, Ana Luisa Guerrero, Juan Benavides

In his imagination, Max is a relentless “Don Juan” to all women. His life will change when he convinces Dan, a smart, athletic and cultivated young man, to take him under his wing and teach him to be everything he always dreamed to be, but this will take them to compete for the love of the same woman.


The weapons of Sunrise

Country: México
Director: José Luis Urquieta
Producer: Luis Bekris
Screenplay: José Luis Urquieta
Cast: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Aarón Hernán, Luis Gatica, Benjamin Islas

A group of farmers and school teachers take up arms in the 60s, due to discomfort and abuse in the agricultural sector of Madera, Chihuahua.


I am better than you

Country: Chile
Director: José Manuel Sandoval (AKA Che Sandoval)
Producer: Caleidoscopio Cine / Don Quijote Films
Screenplay: José Manuel Sandoval (AKA Che Sandoval)
Cast: Sebastián Brahm, Cristóbal Froolich, Antonella Costa, Marcela, Catalina Zarhi

After a fight with his wife for having broken a trip to Spain, Christopher, a failed businessman, takes four days tucked away in his small business office. The fourth night he decides to roam around Santiago looking for a woman to help him to recover his self-esteem.



Country: México
Director: Isabel Muñoz Cota Callejas
Producer: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C., FOPROCINE-IMCINE
Screenplay: Isabel Muñoz Cota Callejas, Claudia Sainte-Luce
Cast: Maricela Peñalosa- LUCÍA, Flavio Medina –FELIPE, Mauricio Isaac-BRUNO, Verónica Langer-VERÓNICA, Juan Carlos Colombo-ALFONSO

In the emergency room at a hospital, Lucia runs into Felipe, an ex-boyfriend who is hospitalized. She ends up taking care of him and finding closure to their unresolved relationship.


Spielberg Generation

Country: México
Director: Gilbrán Bazán
Producer: Gilbrán Bazán
Screenplay: Gilbrán Bazán
Cast: Bruno Bichir, Sophie Gómez, Alejandro Durán

Five intertwined stories. A couple of lovers stay 24 hours under the sheets emulating Yoko Ono and John Lennon. A well to do girl is trapped in an elevator with a messenger and an accountant, with whom she falls in love. A group of writers get drunk with mezcal inside a van, recalling their good times during the eighties. A psychoanalyst locks herself in the bathroom to commit suicide and an executive and mother hides in the brooms closet of her office to heal her broken heart with wine. They are related with each other and communicate with their cellphones.


Spaghetti Story

Country: Italy
Director: Ciro De Caro
Producer: Andrea de Liberato
Screenplay: Rossella D’Andrea, Ciro De Caro
Cast: Rossella D’Andrea, Xueying Deng, Valerio Di Benedetto |

Four Italian young adults longing to change their lives. The encounter with Mei Mei, a young Chinese prostitute, shines a light on the truth: the gain of one’s freedom is, above all, an inside job.


Copiii: The 1st Entry

Country: Belguim

Director: L. Gustavo Cooper

Producer: Jonathan Shepard

Screenplay: Jon Bosworth, L. Gustavo Cooper

Cast: Graci Carli, Rod Luzzi, Emily Rogers

A newlywed couple encounter the remains of an ancient curse only to reawaken its dark legacy.