Robert Rodríguez, Special Guest at SmartFilms 2019

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Bogota welcomes the fifth edition of Smart Films, the first film festival for shorts made only with cell phones or mobile devices. This year’s special guest will be the U.S. film director, screenwriter, musician and producer, Robert Rodriguez.


The festival will take place at Teatro Cafam de Bellas Artes in Bogota on September 6,7 and 8.

SmartFilms consists of a selection of the best short films from around the world. This year’s winner will be chosen by special guest and judge Robert Rodriguez.

This festival seeks to highlight the role of Colombia’s capital city as a leader in audiovisual production and post-production on a regional level. In addition to encouraging national and international investors to become familiar with Bogota’s potential in terms of its creative and cultural industries due to its wide variety of filming locations, the festival also serves to support content production in order to continue positioning Bogota as the audiovisual capital of Latin America

The festival’s opening event will be held on its first day at 6:30 pm with a concert by the Colombian group Pasabordo.

On day two of the festival, Mauricio Navas Talero will teach a master class and a conference titled “Adobe” will be given by Gustavo Brunser. Robert Rodriguez will also give a master class and the day will end with the panel “The Path from Long to Short,” which addresses the question that many producers and content creators ask: what is the ideal length for different types of content? 

Day three will feature two talks. The first talk, “Inside Sense 8,” will explore one of the most popular series today. In the second talk, “Acting, Ethics and Characters,” Pedro Alonso – the actor who gives life to Berlin, one of the most representative characters of the series “Money Heist” – will talk about how he prepared for his character and about his professional life. Last, the day will end with a conference given by Juan Carlos Ortiz titled “Product Placement.”

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