New prestigious achievements for our short films:
Tremulo by Roberto Fiesco
Chickenpox (Varicella) by Fulvio Risuleo

TREMULO has just won the Ariel Award, the most important Mexican national award, for the Best Narrative Short Film.
In 2014 Roberto Fiesco won another Ariel with Quebranto, represented by The Open Reel as well).
CHICKENPOX (Varicella) has been nominated in the Short Film Category both by foreign press, at the Italian Golden Globes (ceremony award in Rome on June 9 at Palazzo Farnese) and Italian press, at the 2016 Nastri d'Argento (Silver Ribbons Award, whose ceremony will take place in Taormina on July 2, at the Greek theatre).
So far Tremulo has been screened at about 60 international film festivals (including Guadalajara, La Habana and Outfest Los Angeles) and has received about 20 international prizes; Chickenpox, after the victory at the 2015 Cannes Critics' Week in 2015, has been selected as well at many international general and short film festivals (Sarajevo, Carthage and Busan among them) and won festivals in Toulouse and Rome, among others. The film has also received today a Jury Honorable Mention at the Strumica Asterfest International Film Festival.

Congratulations to Roberto Fiesco and Fulvio Risuelo and to all the cast & crew from their films.
TREMULO by Roberto Fiesco
Mexico | 2015 | 20' | col. 

Carlos sweeps and mops the floor of an old-time barbershop. The day before Independence Day, among the customers is Julio. Their eyes meet, and when the barbershop closes Julio comes back for Carlos.
They spend the night together, eating, chatting and even dancing, knowing full well that this encounter will be brief and short-lived.
CHICKENPOX (Varicella)
by Fulvio Risuleo
Italy | 2015 | 14' | col. 

Chickenpox is a very small thing if you’re young. But if you’re a grown-up it can be very dangerous. When Mommy finds out, she starts worrying about Carlo, her son, who still isn’t sick.
He’s growing fast, something must soon be done. She needs to find a way to ‘make him’ sick. But does Daddy agree?
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