A Film by Pablo Callisaya


PALEONTOLOGY. Tired of boring students-sex, rafi and alex decide to explore a new science: Paleontology. Which means, from now on, „she“ must be at least 10 years older.


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    Pablo Callisaya

    Pablo Callisaya, born 1989 in Luzern Switzerland. Son of a Bolivian father and a Swiss mother he grew up between both cultures. He attended high-school in Switzerland and started his film studies in screenwriting for film and television at Septima Ars film school in Madrid, where he shot his first short film „Solucion de Transicion“ which was shown at the latin-american film festival Lakino in Berlin. After that he continued his studies at the Zurich University of the Arts, where he graduated as Bachelor of Arts in Film in 2015. Shortly after he formed his own production company Tapir Filmatelier, which produced his first feature length film „Vor lauter Bäumen“ in 2016. Currently he is working as an independent screenwriter and director in Switzerland.

Awards + Festivals

  • 7th GÄSSLI FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Basel, Switzerland)September 2, 2015
  • 12th UPCOMING FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL LUZERN (Official Selection, Switzerland)September 18, 2015
  • 3rd PORY DAYS (Official Selection, Zürich, Switzerland)November 27, 2015
  • 51st SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Solothurn, Switzerland)January 21, 2016
  • 7th SHORT WAVES FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)March 15, 2016
  • 17th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 19, 2016
  • 1st FARM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Favara, Italy)September 1, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 2nd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 8, 2016
  • 6th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Spektakel Spezial, Oderaue, Germany)September 10, 2016
  • 9th MAIPU CORTOS FESTIVAL DE CINE DE HUMOR (Official Selection, Argentina)October 6, 2016
  • 3rd MUSKOKA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Rosseau, Ontario, Canada)October 20, 2016
  • 15th HYPERFEST INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cinema Europa, Bucharest, Romania)October 26, 2016
  • 12th EARLY BIRD - INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 1, 2016
  • 9th AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL (Aldina Section, Rimini, Italy)December 2, 2016
  • KURZFILMTAG 2016 (Official Selection, Munich, Germany)December 21, 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
  • 23th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG (Special Program “Sexy Shorts”, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 3, 2017
  • INDEPENDENT DAYS | 17Tth INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 5, 2017
  • 18th CELLU L’ART SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JENA (Official Selection, Germany)April 25, 2017
  • BACKUP_FESTIVAL (Special Programme, Weimar, Germany)May 17, 2017
  • 2nd LESS 15 MIN MINIMOVIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, MovieScreenPro, Online)May 26, 2017
  • 7th FARCUME - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS-METRAGENS DE FARO (Official Selection, Faro, Algarve, Portugal)August 21, 2017
  • 2nd AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 17, 2017
  • I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malaga, Spain)February 20, 2018


Pablo Callisaya
Pablo Callisaya
Pablo Callisaya
Director of Photography
Yves De-Prà
Art Direction
Isil Demircan
Moritz Willenegger
Pablo Callisaya
Sound Design
Anne Taegert
Rea Som


Running Time
Shooting Format
HD (Alexa)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
21:9 (2.33:1)



Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299


Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Pfingstweidstr. 96, CH-8031 Zürich, Switzerland


Tapir Filmatelier
Friedentalstr. 11, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland


Pablo Callisaya