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A Prop

Closer - Aitor Echeverría / 2007 / Experimental / Spain / Without dialogues / 06'20" / 35 mm /

Synopsis

Sleep interrupted by the brush of a familiar touch. The light caress of a finger across your back. The sigh of that voice inviting you to play. The most everyday gestures become, at close range, an extraordinary dance.
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Aitor Echeverría

He was born in Barcelona in 1977 and got his degree in cinematography by the ESCAC (Catalonia Cinema School). Since he finished his studies in 2000 he has focused his professional activities on cinematography. In 2007 directed and filmed "Aprop" ("Closer"). It was released in about a hundred festivals throughout the world and earned several special mentions and over twenty awards. The enthusiastic reception of this work encouraged him to direct a "Casual" (2009) and "Fao" (2010). "Morir cada día" (Dying everyday) is his last shortfilm and It is being released at the Seminci Festival 2010. This work differs from his previous films, much closer to the videoart. He is currently writing his first feature film "Un elefante" ("An elephant") and preparing the documentary "El Muro" ("The Wall").

Festivals

Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival, Canada (2008) / Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films (2008) / Berlin International Short Film Festival(interfilm) , Germany (2007) / Curtocircuito- Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Santiago de Compostela (2007) / Cork Film Festival  (2008) / Festival de Cinema Mediterrani de Ciutadella de Menorca (2009) / MECAL- Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Barcelona (2007) / Odense International Film festival (Denmark) (2008) / Cleveland Film Festival (2009) / Bergamo Cortopotere Short Film Festival  (2008) / Dresden International Short Film Festival (2009) / Expresion en Corto International Film Festival - Mexico (2008) / Miami Short Film Festival (2008) / Festival Corto de Ciudad Real - Spain (2007) / Abycine. Festival de Cine de Albacete, Spain (2007)
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Awards

Odense International Film festival (Denmark) (2008) Special Jury Mention / Bergamo Cortopotere Short Film Festival  (2008) Best International and Experimental.Audience Award / Miami Short Film Festival (2008) Best Experimental Short / Festival Corto de Ciudad Real - Spain (2007) Best Experimental / Festival Européen du Film Court Brest (2007) Canal+ Award / Festival Cine Paradiso de Barrax, Albacete (2008) Special Mention / LESGAICINEMAD, Madrid (2009) Jury Award
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