The Loudest Silence

A Film by Eduardo Bertaina


Mara, who lives with her grandmother, is initially excited when her mother comes to pick her up from school and take her to an appointment. But as the day goes on and the two spend more time together, Mara is reminded that her mother isn’t necessarily who she wants her to be.


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    Eduardo Bertaina

    Eduardo Juan Bertaina was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1964. He has a university degree in Music, Composition and he is a National University Professor graduated from National University of Rosario (UNR) cum laude for the best grades in his class. He took a Master in Drama program at the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires (UNA). He studied script writing with Jorge Goldenberg (2012) and Luisa Ickowicz (2013-2015) and Greek Tragedy with Leandro Pinkler (2007/2010). As a pianist, singer and composer, he has worked in domestic groups, developing his activities in several cities and media. The dramatic activity (as a playwright, director and actor) has been intense throughout the country. He wrote and directed short films/episodes of El show de Extravaganza (1996); Ombligos (2013), whose music was also composed by him, and The loudest silence (2016); he directed the short film 33 y 6 (2015). He published the plays Buon Natale (InTeatro, 2013) and La taba (Pánico El Pánico, 2015). He also published the children songs collection Pintando canciones. He has developed intense teaching activity in different levels of education, working in public schools of the City of Buenos Aires and Teacher Training Colleges.

Awards + Festivals

  • CICLO CLUB ATLĒTICO DE POETAS QUILMES (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)August 6, 2016
  • NEU WORLD INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Utah, USA)August 20, 2016
  • 7th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE "INFANCIA Y ADOLESCENCIA" (Official Selection, Ciudad de Bogotá,Colombia)September 14, 2016
  • 3rd CINE A LA VISTA (Official Selection, San Martín de los Andes, Argentina)September 17, 2016
  • FICFA - 1st FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES FLOR AZUL(Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)September 18, 2016
    4th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 18, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SIGNES DE NUIT (Official Selection, Lisboa, Portugal)October 1, 2016
  • 4th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOS CUENCA DEL SALADO (Official Selection, Rauch, Argentina)October 7, 2016
  • FENAVID FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE (Official Selection, Santa Cruz, Bolivia)October 20, 2016
  • 19th ICARO FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE (Official Selection, Guatemala)October 22, 2016
  • 15th MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES JUJUY CORTOS (Official Selection, Argentina)October 25, 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection October 2016, Copenhage, Denmark)October 25, 2016
    5th DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, India)November 6, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SIGNES DE NUIT (Official Selection, Paris, France)November 24, 2016
  • 5th CICLO DE CINE VERANO PORTEÑO (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)January 19, 2017
  • 21st LOW COST FILM FESTIVALS (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)February 12, 2017
  • 3rd ANNUAL WIDESCREEN FILM AND MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Miami USA)February 18, 2017
  • 4th CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chennai,India)February 20, 2017
  • SHORT MOVIE CLUB FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Minsk, Belarus)February 26, 2017
  • 20th TIFF / KIDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)April 9, 2017
  • 39th UNICIPAR (Official Selection, Pinamar, Argentina)April 29, 2017
  • BRAZIL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL/ BRIFF (Official Selection, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)May 26, 2017
  • 2nd MUESTRA DE CORTOMETRAJES PARÍS (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Paris, Alliance Française)September 17, 2017
  • 3rd UNRESTRICTED VIEW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, Great Britain)October 30, 2017
  • North Carolina Film Award (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 3rd VANCOUVER ALTERNATIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vancouver, Canada)November 22, 2017
  • CIFF - CREATION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Online Festival, Ottawa, Canada)November 30, 2017
  • PROVIDENCE CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Providence, USA)February 16, 2018
    2nd DFK NEW WAVE (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)March 30, 2018



Eduardo Bertaina
Eduardo Bertaina
Osxar Beresvil
Director of Photography
Sandra Grossi
Art Direction
Mariana Seropián
Costume Design
Mariana Seropián
Martín Galimany
Álvaro Granata
Sound Design
Martín Galimany
Eduardo Bertaina


Running Time
10:50 min.
Shooting Format
RED Camera 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD) ProRes - .mov - .mp4 H264
Aspect Ratio



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10961 Berlin, Germany

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Eduardo Bertaina