Private Project

The sun of the river

A farmer father travels with his children to visit his wife who works in another municipality. However, in the middle of the journey, the bus is stopped by a paramilitary checkpoint, where they choose three boys to stay, and one of them is the farmer's son.
Finally, the bus continues its journey, and this man doesn't know if he will see his son again.

  • Mateo Salas
    Director
  • Mateo Salas
    Writer
  • Melissa García
    Producer
  • Jose Carlos Hoyos
    Producer
  • Mateo Salas
    Producer
  • Andrea Orozco
    Producer
  • Juan Pablo Hormiga
    Producer
  • José Félix Londoño
    Key Cast
    "Padre"
  • Monserrat de los ángeles Díaz
    Key Cast
    "Yesica"
  • Esteban Hernández
    Key Cast
    "Fabián"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    El sol del río
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    17,583 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Colombia
  • Country of Filming:
    Colombia
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,55:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Universidad de Antioquia
  • Sony Future Filmaker Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 22, 2023
    Winner Fiction Student Short
  • FESTIVAL CINÉLATINO 35èmes RENCONTRES DE TOULOUSE
    Toulouse
    France
    March 26, 2023
    World Premiere
    Competencia de Cortometrajes de Ficción
  • Moscow IFF
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    April 23, 2023
    International Premiere
    Out Of Competition
  • PHLAFF
    Philadelphia
    United States
    June 1, 2023
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Bogoshorts
    Bogotá
    Colombia
    December 9, 2023
    Colombian Premiere
    Official Selection National Fiction
Director Biography - Mateo Salas

Director of the short films “El Color de la Sombra” and “De Muertos y Flores”. The latter premiered at the 17th BOGOSHORTS National Animation Competition.
He was a jury member of the 18th Bogoshorts Conexión competition.
Director of the short films “El sol del río”, winner of Work in Progress at the 6th FICQ, World Premiere at FESTIVAL CINÉLATINO
35èmes RENCONTRES DE TOULOUSE 2023 and Winner at Sony Future Filmaker Awards, and “La despedida del río”, a documentary that has been part of 3 completion laboratories, including the one offered by the Festivals EUREKA and MAMUT, and was the winner of the Juntos Creamos stimulus from Rionegro, for its post-production.
He is actually co-directing the documentary "LITA" in develop stage, winner of the FDC and the fund "Juntos creamos Rionegro 2022" and selected for the international lab of Equinoxio short film festival

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