27 March - 5 April 2009. Mecal International Short Film Festival begins on 27 March at the new multidisciplinary cultural venue lugAr.
The festival opens with Ressaca, meaning "Hangover", a project consisting of an exciting mix between cinema and live performance with background electronic music. From three pre-recorded hours of film, director Bruno Vianna edits two different short films using a process called Engranaje, allowing him to interact manually with the film. The result is both organic and spontaneous. Ressaca is about a teenager growing up in 1980's crisis-torn Brazil.
Cinema enthusiasts can expect a full 10 day programme, showcasing the best films selected from over 3,000 entries.