Burning Land

Burning Land

Juan Camilo Olmos Feris
The portrait of a popular bullfighting festivity in North Colombia, which reveals the contradictions of a society complicit with its very own games of power.
Colombia Juan Camilo is a filmmaker and photographer from Barranquilla, Colombia. "Chasing after the Wind" (2014), his first feature film as a director and cinematographer, had its world premiere at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, where it won a special mention award. In 2012, he won the award for best cinematography at the renowned Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, for "Pykessa" (2012). He worked as cinematographer on the feature film “Pink Noise” (2014), which had its world premiere in the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and on the short films “El cuento de Antonia” (2017), which won a Tiger Award in the Rotterdam Film Festival, and “The Jarariju Sisters” (2019), with a Special Mention in the Berlinale.

IDFA International Film Festival os Amsterdam. World premiere 2019. The netherlands

Best documentary Short Film. International Film Festival of New Cinema of La Habana. 2019. Cuba.

Black Movie Festival de Films. 2020. Suiza.

XIV Carnaval Internacional de las Artes. 2020. Barranquilla.

Indie Grits Film Festival. 2020. Columbia USA.

  • Original title Burning Land
  • Director Juan Camilo Olmos Feris
  • Duration 29
  • Production year 2019
  • Theme Social Issues
  • Aspect 16:9
  • Format DCP
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Nationality Colombia
  • Producer La Colmena Industria Creativa
  • Dialogue language Spanish
  • Subtitle language English