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Guadalajara Fest winner ZAFO added to DIFF’s Latino Showcase

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Screen Shot 2014-04-06 at 11.46.53 AMThe 29th Annual Guadalajara Film Festival wrapped up on March 30 this year, with the short film ZAFO taking home an award for Best Ibero-American Short. As part of DIFF’s Latino Showcase, we will be proudly screening director Pablo Orta’s short before showings of both REZETA and GREENCARD WARRIORS/a>. Consider it a complimentary appetizer. Click here for more info.

ZAFO (NOT IT) offers a snapshot into an afternoon with a group of young boys who draw straws to see who will perform a grim task. As luck would have it, the youngest of them draws the short one. But before he heads downhill to retrieve the boys’ football, another volunteers to go in his place. The selfless friend quickly regrets his decision, but has no choice but to continue onward, past a pile of dead bodies.

Director Pablo Andrés Orta Zamora was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He started making short films with a digital Hi8 video camera when he was 12 years old. In 2006, he began studying for his audiovisual arts degree at the University of Guadalajara, participating in more than 20 short films and advertising. In 2010, he graduated with the short film NO VERANO, selected for official competition in the 27th annual Guadalajara Film Festival.


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