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SHORTS PROGRAM 2 INCLUDES BLUE VEIL, CHICO VIRTUAL, DEATH & DEATHABILITY (A PERIOD PIECE), DESERT LIGHTS, ÉCHALE GANAS: THE VILLA'S TACOS STORY, PUZZLED AND ROAD TO DELICIAS

Date Location Time Tickets
Saturday, June 4, 2022 TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 1 4:00 PM PDT BUY TICKETS
Sunday, June 5, 2022 VIRTUAL Screening All Day BUY TICKETS

World Premiere

Desert Lights

Directed by Katherina Harder

Chile | 19 minutes | 2022

In the middle of the Atacama Desert, twelve year old Antay sees his town disappearing due to drought. Alongside his friends and their football team, they cling to the last sunrays, their childhood fragments, and the ties with those who still resist.
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Katherina Harder Sacre is a film and TV director, she graduated from the University of Chile and earned a Master in Film Directing at Escuela de Cine Bande a Part in Barcelona. Harder Sacre is co-founder and director of the Iquique International Film Festival (FICIQQ), which is in its 14th year. Her short film "Guiding Sights" won Best Short Film at FICValdivia 2011 and has been selected in more than 35 international festivals including FICGuadalajara, DocumentaMadrid, Huesca, FIC Monterrey, Camerimage, among others. She also directed the successful TV series 4th Grade on TVN channel, produced by PAROX, which ran for two seasons.

She is currently developing projects in Chile and Spain, where she founded and directs the Barcelona International Film Festival of the Older Adults. At the same time, she has just co-founded the producer company Volcánica Films whose objective is to strengthen cinema production in the northern region of Chile.

Film Title in Spanish Estrellas del Desierto
Type of Film Short
Country of Origin Chile
Year Film Was Completed 2022
Runtime 19 minutes
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Social media Handles @volcanicafilms
Director Katherina Harder
Written by Rubens Juárez
Cinematography Diego Lazo
Edited by Roberto Salinas
Music by Santiago Jara
Sound Design Romina Núñez Cano
Art Direction Nicolás Oyarce
Main Cast Bastián Bravo, Luciano González, Josefa Aguilar, Catalina Saavedra.

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