AMI

A Film by Gonzalo San Vicente

Synopsis

Little Ami finds out her mother must leave on a business trip. Mom tells her a white lie to appease her mind while she is away. Find out what happens when the innocent lie turns true in a way neither of them expected.

Director

  • Picture of Gonzalo San Vicente © Gonzalo San Vicente

    Gonzalo San Vicente

    Gonzalo San Vicente is an independent film producer and director born in Uruguay in 1981. He studied Communications in Uruguay and worked as used to work as a freelancer (films, short films, television, commercials, in almost every field (directing, editing, photographer, cameraman). Afterwards, he grounded a small film production named “Chido Films” and developed many projects together with NGOs, artists, schools in many different projects. Some years after he moved to Berlin in 2008, he created a startup called floruit films GmbH. Again, he worked together with artists and on a commercial basis. On 2013, he finally could start making his true dreams true: Create animated films that focus on empathy and resilience. So was born AMI, his opera prima. At the same time, he directed some works for different NGO’s: Amnesty International, The International day against Racism, Corporación Crearte (Chile), Fundación Ecuménica del Barrio Borro (in Uruguay; work in progress). Right now he is on the pre-production stage of “Horneritos: Un hogar que canta”, his second short film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 5th CONSTANTINE'S GOLD COIN (Official Selection, Serbia)January 25, 2016
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATION*
    1st REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)August 19, 2016
  • 1st FARM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Favara, Italy)September 1, 2016
  • *PRESIDENT'S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 4th SKYLINE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, VA, USA)September 8, 2016
  • 10th ATHENS INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL PSAROKOKALO (Official Selection, Greece) September 15, 2016
  • 21st INTERNATIONAL SCHLINGEL FILMFESTIVAL (Neighbourhood Program, Chemnitz, Germany)October 2, 2016
  • DETOUR – FESTIVAL DE CINE NUEVO (Official Selection, Uruguay)October 13, 2016
  • 30th CINEKID FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)October 15, 2016
  • 33rd BOGOTA FILM FESTIVAL (Animation Category (non competitive section), Colombia)October 18, 2016
  • FILMKUNSTTAGE SACHSEN-ANHALT (Children Program, Magdeburg, Germany)October 19, 2016
  • 5th PRIMANIMA HUNGARY (Children's Panorama, Budaörs, Hungary)October 19, 2016
  • 9th NORTHERN WAVE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rif, Iceland)October 21, 2016
  • 25th ANNUAL ST. LOUIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Missouri, USA)November 3, 2016
  • * SPECIAL JURY MENTION*
    5th DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)November 6, 2016
  • 8th KINODISEEA INT’L CHILDREN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)November 10, 2016
  • 1st BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, UK)November 25, 2016
  • 34th ALE KINO INTERNATIONAL YOUNG AUDIENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)November 27, 2016
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 9th JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)January 7, 2017
  • 6th IRVINE INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Irvine, CA, USA)January 21, 2017
  • 28th TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kaleido Program, Italy) January 21, 2017
  • 12th CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE (Official Selection, Seattle, USA)January 26, 2017
  • 19th ANNUAL BAMKIDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)January 28, 2017
  • *NOMINATED FOR AUDIENCE AWARD*
    4th PLAY - LISBON'S INT'L KIDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)February 11, 2017
  • 3rd INT’L FILM FESTIVAL OF SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE (Official Selection, Aveiro, Portugal)February 13, 2017
  • 17th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LEBU (Official Selection, Chile)February 13, 2017
  • 1st ASWAN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Panorama Section, Egypt)February 20, 2017
  • 12th BELOIT INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA)February 24, 2017
  • 2nd LANÚS FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)March 1, 2017
  • SHORT TO THE POINT - MARCH 2017 (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)March 1, 2017
  • 12th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2017 (Official Selection, Greece)March 16, 2017
  • 18th CORTI DA SOGNI INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ravenna, Italy)March 22, 2017
  • CINECHILDREN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mantua, Italy)March 27, 2017
  • CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 3, 2017
  • 18th ANNUAL CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, Mississippi, USA)April 6, 2017
  • FESTIVAL OF TOLERANCE - JFF ZAGREB (Official Selection, Croatia)April 8, 2017
  • KIDS FIRST! FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)April 15, 2017
  • 40th INTERNATIONALE GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE 2017 (Children’s Film Competition, Selb, Germany)April 20, 2017
  • 6th JULIEN DUBUQUE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Iowa, USA)April 20, 2017
  • ANIMATED MOVIES FESTIVAL – ANIMOCJE (Official Selection, Bydgoszcz, Poland)April 23, 2017
  • 16th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU COURT METRAFE À ALTKIRCH SUD ALSACE (Official Selection, France)April 26, 2017
  • 12th ANNUAL REDCAT INT'L CHILDREN’S FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)April 29, 2017
  • 8th GOLDEN KUKER-SOFIA (Out Of Competition, Sofia, Bulgaria)May 1, 2017
  • 8th NYC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)May 2, 2017
  • 7th LA TRUCA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Colombia)May 2, 2017
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)May 11, 2017
  • 13th ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection “ADAF kids”, Greece)May 18, 2017
  • 11th 20MIN|MAX INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILMFESTIVAL INGOLSTADT (Childrens Program “Kinderrolle”, Germany)May 25, 2017
  • 58th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Czech Republic)May 25, 2017
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FICAIJ (Official Selection, Mérida, Venezuela)May 29, 2017
  • WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM - ANIMAFEST ZAGREB 2017 (Films for Children Competition, Zagreb, Croatia)June 5, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVALICO - MUESTRA DE CORTOMETRAJES Y VIDEOARTE (Official Selection, Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia), Spain)June 16, 2017
  • ROSEWELL MUSEUM AND ART CENTER (Family Time Program, New Mexico, USA)June 17, 2017
  • INT'L CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL CARNIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong, China)July 7, 2017
  • KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii)July 9, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INFANTIL OJO AL PIOJO (Official Selection, Rosario, Argentina)July 10, 2017
  • 11th MOSCA - CAMBUQUIRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Kids & Teens Showcase, Cambuquira, Brazil)July 19, 2017
  • 8th CERDANYA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)July 29, 2017
  • 41th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 10, 2017
  • 1st FESTIVAL INTERACTIF DE CINÉMA DE LÉVIS (Official Selection, Lévis, Québec, Canada)August 26, 2017
  • 5th ARIANO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)July 29, 2017
  • ANDKIDS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Indiana, USA)August 3, 2017
  • 8th ANIBAR ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Peja, Kosovo)August 14, 2017
  • 7th FARCUME - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS-METRAGENS DE FARO (Official Selection, Faro, Algarve, Portugal)August 21, 2017
  • 5th KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2017
  • 4th ARKADIA SHORTFEST (Official Selection, Romania)September 1, 2017
  • 15th AROUCA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portugal)September 13, 2017
  • 10th CYBORG FILM FESTIVAL (Not Competitive Section CyBorg OFF, Umbria, Tuscany and Liguria, Italy)September 22, 2017
  • 3rd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 22, 2017
  • 12th COFFI CORTOGLOBO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy). September 28, 2017
  • 10th FILMFESTIVAL FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN ("Kinderfilmzeit", Germany)October 2, 2017
  • 12th TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tacoma, Washington, USA)October 5, 2017
  • 3rd MINIKINO FILM WEEK - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BALI (Official Selection, Denpasar, Bali Indonesia)October 7, 2017
  • 14th FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Special Program „Short films not only for kids“, Germany)October 7, 2017
  • 26th FILM FESTIVAL OF MADRID (Official Selection, Spain)October 12, 2017
  • FILMETS BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Catalonia)October 20, 2017
  • 19th ABYCINE - ALBACETE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Albacete, Spain)October 20, 2017
  • 34th FESTIVAL DE CINE DE BOGOTÁ (Official Selection, Colombia)October 24, 2017
  • 4th LINOLEUM INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION AND MEDIA ART FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ukraine)October 29, 2017
  • 15th TIRANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)November 3, 2017
  • 5th SERVIME UN CORTO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Uruguay)November 8, 2017
  • 11th PSSST! SILENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hungary)November 9, 2017
  • 15th REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL (School Program, Toronto, Canada)November 15, 2017
  • 17th ANIMAE CARIBE’S ANIMATION AND DIGITAL MEDIA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Trinidad and Tobago)November 20, 2017
  • IL CINEMATOGRAFO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)December 7, 2017
  • 15th OXFORD INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Special Program „For Kids Only“ USA)February 6, 2018
  • 4th BANJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)April 6, 2018
  • 18th VERONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Shorts for Kids, Italy) April 9, 2018
  • 7th CHILDREN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bursa, Turkey)May 3, 2018
  • 27th DIVERCINE - FESTIVAL INT’L DE CINE PARA NINOS Y JÓVENES (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)July 23, 2018
  • 5th EPIC ACG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, USA)October 27, 2018
  • 11th DIVERSITY WEEK OF CATANDUVA REGION (Catanduva, Brazil)November 12, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Gonzalo San Vicente
Producer
Gonzalo San Vicente
Production Manager
Magda Richiusa
Co-Producer
Patrick Hensen
Director
Gonzalo San Vicente
Animation Director
Adam Yassour
Animators
Ulf Grenzer, Sarah Theil Nielsen, Theresa Schade, Franziska Poike
Art Direction, Character Design
Franziska Poike
Storyboarder
Franziska Poike
Coloring, Lighting, Shading
Carlos Lidon, Paula Feijoo
Graphic Designer
Paula Feijoo
Voice Artist
Miriam Ternes
Music Production & Sound Design
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Details

Running Time
06:14 mins
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR / PRODUCTION COMPANY

Gonzalo San Vicente
Floruit Films GmbH

info@floruit-films.com
http://floruit-films.com/

http://ami-movie.com/
https://www.facebook.com/amitheshortfilm/