Simón Mesa Soto (2016)

16 year-old Andrea leaves her neighborhood in the hills of Medellin to attend a downtown casting call for an adult pornographic movie.


Info & Credits

Directed by
Simón Mesa Soto
Produced by
David Herdies
Simón Mesa Soto
Yurani Anduquia Cortés, María Camila Maldonado, Paulo de Jesús Barros Sousa
Co-produced by
Franco Lolli, Capucine Mahé/Evidencia Films
Production manager
Alexander Arbeláez Osorio
Juan Sarmiento G.
Assistant director
Santiago Porras Clavijo
Production design
Tatiana Vera
Andrés Montaña, Isabel Torres, José Valenzuela
Gustavo Vasco
With support from
Secretaría de Cultura Ciudadana de la Alcaldía de Medellín, The Culture Foundation of the Swedish Postcode Lottery
In collaboration with
Change Attitude/Break The Silence

2K | 2.39 | 14 min | Spanish | English and French subtitles


Awards and nominations

Nominated for Palme D’Or Best Short film, Cannes Film Festival 2016

Winner of a Gold Hugo for Best Short film, Chicago International Film Festival 2016

Special Mention, Changing Perspective, Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival, 2016

Best international short, Festival Ícaro, Guatemala, 2016

Best fiction short film, Habana IFF, Cuba, 2016

Best Short Film, Colombian International Film Festival, New York, 2017


Festivals in selection

Cannes, Official Short Film Competition in Cannes, 2016, premier.
DokuFest, Prizren, Kosovo, 2016
Giffoni Film Festival, Italy, 2016
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico, 2016
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil, 2016
BFI London Film Festival, 2016
AFI Fest, 2016
Chicago International Film Festival, 2016