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LATEST NEWS 

EFFNY announces Jury for 2020

We are excited to announce the Jury for EFFNY 2020. As in previous years, we have gathered a diverse group that shares a common feature: sensibility... Read more... 

EFFNY launches 2020 lineup

Under the auspices of Maravilla, the NYC

based independent organization promoting Latin American arts and film, EFFNY 2020 is proud to announce its sixth season... Read more... 

Radio Cocoa habla del EFFNY2020

A causa de la pandemia, el Ecuadorian Film Festival de Nueva York (EFFNY) se ha mudado a una plataforma digital. Y este año puedes disfrutarlo desde Ecuador también... Read more... 

Los 50 estados y el Ecuador

Por primera vez podrás ver las películas del Festival desde tu casa, en cualquier parte de los EEUU y Ecuador. Compra tu pase y vételas todas! Buy Pass... 

Maravilla y ZINE en colaboración

Maravilla y ZINE.com se unen para la sexta edición del Festival. La plataforma de cine con mayor colección de cine ecuatoriano será parte del EFFNY2020. Learn more... 

Meet EFFNY´s new Co-Director

Damos la bienvenida a Barbara Vásconez, nueva Co Directora del Festival. Barbara compartirá responsabilidades con Christian Ponce, quien se ha desempeñado como Director del... Read more... 

OPENING CEREMONY / LIVE!

Event with subtitling in English and Spanish

TUESDAY 

DEC 1

8:00 pm ET

Watch the Opening Ceremony on Facebook. You can be part of the Virtual Opening Cocktail Party... click here to register now!

EN EL PAÍS DE MIS HIJOS / PREMIERE

English with subtitles 

TUESDAY

DEC 1

8:30 pm ET

Watch the Opening Film 'En el país de mis hijos', from 2015 EFFNY Award Winner Darío Aguirre!

Q&A FOR OPENING FILM / LIVE

Event with subtitling in English and Spanish

WEDNESDAY 

DEC 2

4:00 pm ET

Join us on Facebook for a Q&A with Dario Aguirre, the Film director of En el país de mis hijos!

WOMEN IN ECUADORIAN CINEMA / PANEL

WEDNESDAY 

DEC 2

6:00 pm ET

Join us on Facebook for a Panel with Estefanía Arregui (Director of the Ecuadorian feminist film festival EQUIS) and Mónica Mancero (Director of the film Azules turquesas)! Co-presented with Radio Cocoa.

FILM PROGRAM
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EN EL PAÍS DE MIS HIJOS

Dir: Dario Aguirre

OPENING FILM I IN COMPETITION

01h28m

GERMAN & SPANISH WITH ENGLISH OR SPANIShSUBTITLES

Darío moved from Ecuador to Germany to be with Stephanie,  but from the very first day there was a third party in their relationship: government agencies. For the next fifteen years Darío had to deal with a long trail of paperwork, stamps, permits, restrictions, and ten visas. Then, one day the mayor of Hamburg invited him to become a German citizen. A confession of love? Darío responds with a movie that traces his journey from the country of his parents to the country of his children.

>Premiere on Tue, Dec 1, 8:30pm ET

>Join Q&A on Wed, Dec 2, 4:00pm ET

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MADRE LUNA

Dir: Daysi Burbano H

IN COMPETITION

01h20m

SPANISH & ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

In Italy, a group of Ecuadorian and other Latin American migrant mothers of different socio-economic levels, fights against an unfair minors’ protection system that has taken their kids away from them. The mothers try to regain custody of their children and restart their lives after months and even years of separation.

CO-PRESENTED WITH LATIN REEL

>Premiere on Wed, Dec 2. 8:00pm ET

>Join Q&A on Wed, Dec 2, 10:00pm ET

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SACACHÚN, WHERE MAGIC MEETS REALITY

Dir: Gabriel Páez Hernández

IN COMPETITION

01h14m

SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

The few elders left in a village affected by drought and on the verge of disappearing, have been waiting for 60 years for their statue of San Biritute, the God of Rain, to be returned to them. It was stolen by local authorities and its return is the elders’ only hope. Meanwhile, Justin, the only kid in town, plays alone as he waits for the school to reopen.

>Premiere on Thu, Dec 3, 8:00pm ET

>Join Q&A on Thu, Dec 3, 10:00pm ET

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PANAMÁ

Dir: Javier Izquierdo

IN CONPETITION

01h15m

SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Two Ecuadorian former high school classmates run into each other by chance in Panama City in 1985. They haven’t seen each other since graduation and, though quite close at that time, they took opposite paths: Esteban works as a banker and is in Panama on business, though not always legitimate. José Luis claims to be a journalist; in reality he is a member of the guerrilla group Alfaro Vive Carajo, living a clandestine life as he plans his next move in Ecuador: the kidnapping of a banker. Inspired on a true events.

>Premiere on Fri, Dec 4, 8:00pm ET

>Join Q&A on Fri, Dec 4, 10:00pm ET

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AZULES TURQUESAS

Dir: Mónica Mancero

IN COMPETITION

01h23m

SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

A girl in search of herself. A despairing family. Addiction has made 28-year-old Isabella’s life a living hell from which her family is desperate to free her. Rehab centers seem the best option, but what she encounters there are torture, abuse, and oppression. Violence, neglect, and religious therapy are the treatment choices for recovery in a place where Isabella will fight to find herself in order attain freedom.

>Premiere on Sat, Dec 5, 6:00pm ET

>Join Q&A on Sat, Dec 5, 8:00pm ET

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MORTAL GLITCH

Dir: Christian Moya

SPECIAL SCREENING

2h00m

SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Iria is a secondary character in the video game, Hero’s Legend. She’s destined to live out her role caring for “pig- chickens” until a villain kills the Hero and Cirio, her best friend. No one will be able to revive unless someone completes the video game. Iria decides to change her destiny and become the heroine. She must revive her friend and save the world from destruction.

>Premiere on Sun, Dec 6, 3:00pm ET

>Join Q&A on Sun, Dec 6, 5:00pm ET

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THE SUM OF THE CIRCLES

Dir: Patricio Palomeque

N SHORTS

0h30m

SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Fifteen locations are the stage where fifteen performers, among artists, poets, students etc., one per location, perform a fragment of “Wild Cathedral”, a poem by the mythical Ecuadorian poet César Dávila Andrade. 

THE REBELION OF MEMORY

Dir: Daniel Yépez Brito

N SHORTS

0h21m

SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

October 2019. Following the announcement of the elimination of the subvention to the gas fuels by the government of Ecuador, the indigenous movement heads towards the country's capital, to join the protests against this decree. 

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BETWEEN US

Dir: Gabriela Coka

N SHORTS

0h15m

SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Between Us tells the story of Estefanía, an eight-year-old girl, who experiences the life changes that the illness of her sister, Bárbara, provokes in the family.

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INFLEXION

Dir: Fernanda Caicedo

N SHORTS

0h5m

NO DIALOGUES

"Inflexión" is an animated short film in which the narrative is inspired by the music of the Ecuadorian band "Jazz The Roots".
This short film transports us to those tiny places in nature that we do not easily perceive, but that constantly occur with complexity and beauty around us. 

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THE DANCE

Dir: James García Sotomayor, Mariano Casanova

N SHORTS

0h11m

SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Lisa discovers that the dancing partner she has rehearsed with for months to impress an important talent scout is now in the hospital with a twisted ankle.

 
 
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EFFNY
A Maravilla Initiative
in partnership with ZINE, ANÓNIMA & Radio Cocoa
LEADERSHIP
Christian Ponce (Co-Director), Barbara Vásconez (Co-Director), 
Filippo Burbano (Festival Coordinator)
Nandar Godoy (Co-Founder), Irene Yibirin (Partner)
PROGRAMMING
Rafael Barriga (Director of Programming)
COMMUNICATIONS
Gabriela Pallares (Image), Eva Zelig (Content)
Juliana Khalifé (Video), Gabriel Granja (Video) 
PRODUCTION
Pablo Vasquez (Streaming); Julián Cueva Samudio, Daniel Núñez Yepez 
& David Núñez Yepez (Subtitle translation)

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