Once there was a night...

A man wakes up in the night and discovers under his bed a box with old toys. While his wife sleeps he re-discovers his interior world. Then he decides to leave his wife.

  • Efrain Garcia
  • Hernán Rosker
  • Efrain Garcia
  • Gabriel San Millán
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    4 minutes 31 seconds
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    December 4, 2013
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    100 USD
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Director Biography - Efrain Garcia

Efrain Garcia, pianist and composer, was born in Rosario (Argentina) in 1969. He earned a bachelor's degree in Piano from University of Brasilia in 1993, where he also studied musical analysis and composition. He gave piano recitals around Argentina and he also gave recitals in Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia and Germany.
He recorded four CDs with own compositions, two of them were released by his own label Zurenov Music. His piano works have been broadcasted on radios from Argentina, Mexico and Korea, as well as on internet radios.

In 2009, Efraín García started studying film editing. He filmed and edited musical videos, interviews and a couple of short films. At the same time, he wrote the screenplay for his first short film LLAMADOs (CALLs) that was produced in 2012. In the next year, he directed his second short Había una vez una noche… (Once there was a night…) with the collaboration of writer Hernán Rosker.

In 2015 he produced and directed his one minute film Entremanos (On our hands), winner of the Top Shorts Online Film Festival Audience Award and #TOFF 2015 – The Online Film Festival Audience Award. Entremanos was also nominated for Best One Minute Film at 2016 MOFF - Milan Online Film Festival. This short film was selected at the following festivals:

Miniature Film Festival (CANADA)
New York Short Film Fridays Fest @ Bahche (USA)
One Minute Film & Video Festival Aarau (SWITZERLAND)
Mister Vorky - International Festival of One Minute Film (SERBIA)
8° Festival de Cine del Mar (URUGUAY)
Gotta Minute Film Festival (CANADA)
Sixty Second Film Festival (USA)
London Shows International Film Festival (ENGLAND)
Kinolit Film Festival (RUSSIA)
Ephemeral Film Festival (EEUU)
Miami Independent Film Festival (USA)
Roma Cinema Doc (ITALIA)
Kifaga Niue Film Festival (NEW ZEALAND)
International Film Festival Kolaksai (UKRAINE)
Cardora Micro-Movie Film Festival
MOFF - Milan Online Film Festival (ITALIA)
Ozark Shorts - (EEUU)
Gastro Cinema - Cine Gratis para Todos (MÉXICO).

In 2016, Efraín García produced and directed three short films:
- Punto de vista (Point of View), Efrain Garcia´s acting debut, Official Selection at the MISTER VORKY International One Minute Film Festival.
- ¿Qué hacemos? (What do we do?), an environmental short film, Official Selection at the FICMA Barcelona.
- La sombra (The Shadow), a horror short film of 15 seconds, Official Selection at the "15 seconds Horror Challenge".

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