AN ENCOUNTER

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An Encounter

Synopsis

Susana (Alejandra Lorente) moved from León to Madrid and now she works in a consultancy. During her journeys to work by Metro, she gets to know a stranger.

Gender: Fiction. Drama. Social. Psychological. Suspense.

Country of Production: Spain.

Filming Locations: Madrid, Spain.

Year of Production: 2015.

Running Time: 0:23:22.

Main Dialogue Language: Spanish.

Subtitle: English.

Screen Ratio: 1:1’85.

Color: Color.

Sound Format: Stereo and 5.1. Surround Sound.

Cast

Alejandra Lorente: Susana.

Fernando Guillén Cuervo: Roberto.

Rosario Pardo: Susana’s mother.

Silvia Espigado: Isabel.

Lola Casamayor: Mrs. Lucía.

Fernando Andina: Pedro.

Ángel Velasco: Luis.

Crew

Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel

Scriptwriter/Technical script: Miguel Berzal de Miguel

Production and Distribution Company: Miguel Berzal de Miguel

Director of Production: Miguel Berzal de Miguel

Production Assistant: Víctor Berzal de Miguel

Cinematographer: Jacobo Herrero

Art Director, Costume, Make-Up and Hairstyle Designer: María Jesús de Miguel de Miguel

Editor: Borja Garrido de la Cal

Composer: Javier Berzal de Miguel

Poster and captures

Awards, nominations and selections

Premiere:

National Premiere: Festival Internacional de Cine de Astorga 2015, Spain.
International Premiere: Eyecatcher International Film Festival 2015, USA.
TV Premiere: New York TV (February 2019), USA.

Awards (22):

Winner of “Film Slam Audience Choice Short Award” at Cleveland International Film Festival 2016, USA.
Winner of “Award of Merit: Film Short” at Best Shorts Competition 2016, USA.
Winner of “Best Lead Actress: Alejandra Lorente” and “Best Supporting Actor: Fernando Andina” at Madrid International Film Festival 2016, Spain.
Winner of “Honorable Mention Award” at United Latino Film Festival 2016, USA.
Winner of “Award of Merit Special Mention: Film Short” at The Accolade Global Film Competition 2016, USA.
Winner of “Award of Merit: Film Short” at The IndieFEST Film Awards 2016, USA.
Winner of “Honorable Mention for Best Actor: Fernando Guillén Cuervo” at Daroca & Prisión Film Festival 2017, Spain.
Monthly winner of “Best Thriller”, “Best 1st Producer: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, “Best Supporting Actor: Fernando Guillén Cuervo”, “Honorable Mention for Best Make-Up: María Jesús de Miguel”, “Honorable Mention for Best Scenography: María Jesús de Miguel” and “Honorable Mention for Best Costumes: María Jesús de Miguel”, Oniros Film Awards 2019, Italy.
Monthly winner of “Best Actress: Alejandra Lorente”, Gold Movie Awards 2019, United Kingdom.
Monthly winner of “Best Extra Long Short” at Berlin Flash Film Festival 2019, Germany.
Monthly winner of “Best Costumes: María Jesús de Miguel”, “Grand Jury Award for Best Screenplay: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” and “Honorable Mention for Best Supporting Actress: Silvia Espigado”, New York International Film Awards 2020, USA.
Winner of “Silver Remi Award” at WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival 2020, USA.
Monthly winner of “Best Drama Short Film” and “Honorable Mention for Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, Košice International Film Festival 2020, Slovaquia.

Nominations (28):

Nominated at Festival Internacional de Cine de Astorga 2015, Spain.
Nominated for “Best Short Film” at Madrid International Film Festival 2016, Spain.
Nominated at European Short Film Festival 2016, Germany.
Nominated for “Best Short Film”, “Best Lead Actress: Alejandra Lorente” and “Best Lead Actor: Fernando Guillén Cuervo” at Tenerife International Film Festival 2016, Germany.
Nominated for “Best Film not in the English Language” and “Best Leading Actress: Alejandra Lorente” at Southampton International Film Festival 2016, United Kingdom.
Nominated for “Best Hair, Make-Up & Body Design: María Jesús de Miguel” and “Best Editing: Borja Garrido de la Cal” at Italy International Film Festival Milan 2016, Italy.
Nominated for “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, “Best Actress: Alejandra Lorente” and “Best Actor: Fernando Guillén Cuervo” at World Music and Independent Film Festival 2017, USA.
Finalist for “Audience Award” at Daroca & Prisión Film Festival 2017, Spain.
Finalist at Cinema London Film Festival 2017, United Kingdom.
Nominated for “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, “Best Lead Actress: Alejandra Lorente”, “Best Supporting Actress: Rosario Pardo”, “Best Cinematography: Jacobo Herrero” and “Best Original Score: Javier Berzal de Miguel” at East Europe International Film Festival 2019, Poland.
Monthly finalist of “Best Short Film”, “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, “Best Scenography: María Jesús de Miguel” and “Best Soundtrack: Javier Berzal de Miguel”, New York International Film Awards 2020, USA.
Nominated for “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, “Best Lead Actress: Alejandra Lorente”, “Best Supporting Actress: Silvia Espigado” and “Best Costume: María Jesús de Miguel” at South Europe International Film Festival 2020, Spain.

Selections (27):

Selected at “Nuevas olas: Festival de Cine de Santander 2015”, Spain.
Selected at Eyecatcher International Film Festival 2015, USA.
Selected at Festival Internacional de Cortometraje Amateur “Enkarzíne” 2015, Spain.
Selected at Festival Internacional de Cine Digital Experimental de Espacio Enter 2015, Spain.
Selected at Festival Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes ABC 2016, Spain.
Selected at Radical Frame Film Festival 2016, Germany.
Selected at Festival Cinescultura, Das Spanische Film-Und Kulturfestival 2016, Germany.
Selected at Certamen Estatal de Vídeo No Profesional Selectivo Única 2016, Spain.
Selected at Canadian Diversity Film Festival 2016, Canada.
Selected at Festival de Cortometrajes K-lidoscopi 2016, Spain.
Selected at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2016, USA.
Selected at Avvantura Film Festival Zadar 2016, Croatia.
Selected at Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2016, Australia.
“Best Short” at José María Forqué Films Awards 2017, Spain.
Selected at Baldwin Wallace University’s International Film Series 2017, USA.
Selected at Falcon International Film Festival 2017, United Kingdom.
Selected at Faten Hamama Film Festival 2017, Egypt.
Selected at Festival de Cine: Infancia y Adolescencia “Ciudad de Bogotá” 2017, Colombia.
Semifinalist at Madrid Art Film Festival 2017, Spain.
Selected at Festival Internacional de Cine Infantil y Juvenil 2017 Calibélula, Colombia.
Selected at Golden Orchid International Animation and Film Festival 2017, USA.
Preselected at Toronto International Independent Film Festival 2017, Canada.
Selected at Paris Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2017, France.
Preselected at Eurovision Palermo Film Festival 2017, Italy.
Semifinalist at Russian Film Festival (Moscow Film Festival) 2018, Russia.
Selected at Visionary Film Festival 2018, Singapore.
Selected at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2020, United Kingdom.