These titles compete for the Horizontes Award, carrying €35,000 euros for the director and Spanish distributor of the winning film, to be granted by an International Jury made up of three members.
Post Tenebras Lux and After Lucía
After Lucía (Después de Lucía)
(Country: Mexico, France; Year: 2012; Director: Michel Franco; Writer: Michel Franco; Stars: Tessa Ia, Gonzalo Vega Jr., Tamara Yazbek, Hernán Mendoza)
The story of a bullied teenager.
Clandestine Childhood (Infancia clandestina)
(Country: Argentina, Spain, Brazil; Year: 2011; Director: Benjamín Ávila; Writer: Marcelo Müller, Benjamín Ávila; Stars: Natalia Oreiro, Ernesto Alterio, César Troncoso, Cristina Banegas, Benjamín Ávila, Mayana Neiva, Violeta Palukas, Douglas Simon, Teo Gutiérrez Romero, Marcelo Mininno)
The story of a boy who learns how to live in hiding and to survive.
The Delay (La demora)
(Country: Uruguay, Mexico, France; Year: 2012; Director: Rodrigo Plá; Writer: Laura Santullo; Stars: Carlos Vallarino, Roxana Blanco)
An overworked and underpaid, a forty-something mother of three is driven to abandon her senile father so she can take better care of her children.
El Bella Vista
(Country: Germany, Uruguay; Year: 2012; Director: Alicia Cano Menoni; Writer: Alicia Cano Menoni; Stars: Agustina Aguero, Eliza di Pasqua, Fabiana Dinardi, Alcides Lerena)
A documentary about the story of a house starting as a football club, becoming a successful transvestite brothel only to be changed into a Catholic chapel, all in a small conservative village in Uruguay.
Here And There (Aquí y allá)
(Country: US, Spain, Mexico; Year: 2012; Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza; Writer: Antonio Méndez Esparza; Stars: Pedro Santos De los, Teresa Ramírez Aguirre, Lorena Guadalupe Pantaleón Vázquez, Heidi Laura Solano Espinoza, Néstor Tepetate Medina, Carolina Prado Ángel.)
After years in the US, Pedro returns home to his family in Mexico, but the lure of the north remains as strong as ever.
Here And There and La Playa DC
The Last Elvis (El Ultimo Elvis)
(Country: Argentina; Year: 2011; Director: Nicolás Giacobone; Writer: Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone; Stars: John McInerny, Griselda Siciliani, Margarita Lopez)
A Buenos Aires Elvis impersonator who believes that he is the reincarnation of the King struggles to shake free from reality and live his musical dream.
Once Upon A Time, I Was Veronica (Era Uma Vez Eu, Veronica, Once Upon A Time Veronica)
(Country: Brazil; Year: 2012; Director: Marcelo Gomes; Writer: Marcelo Gomes)
A woman tries to find romance in a violent Brazilian city.
La Playa DC
(Country: Colombia, Brazil, France; Year: 2012; Director: Juan Andrés Arango; Writer: Juan Andrés Arango; Stars: Luis Carlos Guevara, Jamés Solís, Andrés Murillo)
Tomás is trying to make his way in Bogota. Looking for his young brother Jairo, he sets out on a journey that will test his ability to deal with the fear and wounds of the past.
Post Tenebras Lux
(Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Carlos Reygadas; Writer: Carlos Reygadas; Stars: Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Nathalia Acevedo, Willebaldo Torres)
Juan and his family live in a country house, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. No one knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.
(Country: Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Mariano Luque; Writer: Mariano Luque; Stars: Mara Santucho, Marcelo Arbach, Mariana Briski)
A troubled couple’s camping trip is about to be punctuated by a visit from the woman's mother and sister.
The Delay and La Sirga
(Country: Colombia, France, Mexico; Year: 2012; Director: William Vega; Writer: William Vega; Stars: Floralba Achicanoy, Joghis Seudin Arias, Julio César Roble)
This is the story of Alicia, a woman stripped of her belongings who seeks shelter at La Sirga, the boarding house belonging to her Uncle Oscar on La Cocha Lake.
Young and Wild (Joven y Alocada)
(Country: Chile; Year: 2012; Director: Marialy Rivas; Writer: Marialy Rivas, Pedro Peirano, Sebastián Sepúlveda, Camila Gutiérrez; Stars: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Küppenheim, María Gracia Omegna, Felipe Pinto, Alejandro Goic, Ingrid Isensee, Tomás de Pablo, Pablo Krögh, Hernán Lacalle, Andrea García-Huidobro, Camila Hirane, Luis Gnecco, Catalina Saavedra, Moira Miller, Maria Olga Matte)
The portrait of an 17-year-old girl with a Evangelic family upbringing which, rebel by nature, will discover a devastating obstacle to follow the "right path".