2022 Cuba Venezuela FICTION 10 '

Every night before sleep, Matías and Salvador wait impatiently the call of their distant grandfather that narrates fabulous deeds of the fisherman Sotavento. One night, in the early hours of the morning, as their parents were profoundly sleeping, they decide to go on their most longed adventure: the seafaring voyage which returns them back home. Lost in the woods, frightened by the approaching of an imminent storm, the mythical Sotavento will attend to help.


Marco Salaverría is a sound designer graduated from the International Film and Television School EICTV-Cuba, in 2013. In 2015 and 2016 received the Fenix and Platino awards for his work in Ciro Guerra’s Oscar nomenee film The embrace of the serpent. He also worked with Guerra in his next movie Birds of passage. As sound director and editor he participated in venezuelan films El Amparo (Robert Calzadilla. Best movie in the Sindney International Latin Film Festival 2017) La Familia (Gustavo Rondon. Biarritz and SanFic 2017) and as a sound designer in Freddie Marrero’s film Filiberto (Coral Postproduction Award, Havana Film Festival 2016, Best Documentary HFFNY in 2018) Pleamar (High Tide), his first short film, has toured several national and international festivals, being the winner at the Caracas Critics Festival (2020), Best Cinematography at the Manuel Trujillo Durán Festival (2020), Best Narrative and Best Actress in Short to the point Festival (2019). Sotavento is his second short film.