Documentary, 75′, 2022

Writer & Director : Theo Montoya

Executive Production : Desvio Visual (Colombia)
Coproduction :
Monogram Film (Romania), Dublin Films (France), Amerika Film (Germany)

International Sales : Square Eyes


Synopsis :
A funeral car cruises the street of Medellín, while a young director tells the story of his past in this violent and conservative city. He remembers the pre-production of his first film, a Class-B movie with ghosts. The young queer scene of Medellín is casted for the film, but the main protagonist dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 21. just like many friends of the director. Anhell69 explores the dreams, doubts and fears of an annihilated generation, and the struggle to carry on making cinema.

Shooting : Summer 2021 (Medellín)

With the support of Proimágenes Colombia (FDC), Romanian Film Center, sRTV – National Romanian Television, IDFA Bertha Fund Europe, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Tribeca All Access and FilMedellín

Torino Film Lab 2019 – TFI Network
FIDBA – DOC:LAB – 2020
Cannes Docs – Festival de Cannes – 2020 – Prix VOSTAO (Cannes Docs 2020)
BAM Projects 2020
Forum de Coproduction – Festival International du Film de San Sebastián  – 2020
Sorfond Pitching Forum – 2020
IDFA Forum – 2020
Cinéma en Développement – Cinélatino Toulouse – 2021

2022 Festivals

Settimana Internazionale Della Critica, Official Competition, 37th Mostra de Venise – Jury Special Mention – Innovation Award & technical contribution Award
DOK Leipzig – International Competition (Leipzig, Allemagne) – Golden Dove 
IDFA – Best of Fests Selection (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Zinebi – International Competition (Bilbao, Spain) – ZIFF Grand Award
Gijón International Film Festival – Official Selection Terres en Trance (Gijon, Spain) – Award FIPRESCI to best feature film.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata –  Latin American competition (Mar del Plata, Argentina) – Special Mention
RIDM – Compétition Internationale (Montréal, Canada) – Special Mention Great Prize Feature Film International Competition
International Film Festival of India – Intergrade Section (Goa, India) 
Margenes – Festival Internacional de Cine 
– Official Selection – Best Film Prize
Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote – Official Selection (Lanzarote, Spain) 
FIDBA – International Documentary Film Festival – Competencia Internacional de Largometrajes Documentales (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Festival de cine de La Habana
– Latinoamericano Selection (Cuba, La Habana) – Feisal Jury’s Prize
This human world – Int. Human RightsUp and Comind selection (Vienna, Austria) 
World Film Festival of Bangkok – Documentary Panorama (Bangkok, Thailand)

2023 Festivals

Black Movie Festival – Vivre ! section – competing for the Prix de la critique (Geneva, Suisse)
Festival de Cine Global de Santo Domingo – Competition Opera Prima Documentary “Fernando Báez” (Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana) – Lobo Marino Award for Best Iberoamerican Documentary
DocPoint– Helsinki Documentary Film Festival – Official Selection (Helsinki, Finland)
Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este – Official Iberoamerican Documentary Competition (Punta del Este, Uruguay)
True/False Film Festival – Official selection (Colombia, USA)
Tempo Documentary Festival – Official International Competition (Stockholm, Sweden) – Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award
SXSW Film & TV Festival – Official Selection, Visions section (Austin, USA)
CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – Official selection, Artists & Auteurs section (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse – Official competition fiction (Toulouse, France) – SFCC Award
FICCI – Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias – Official Documentary selection  “Hecho en casa” (Cartagena, Colombia)
D’A Festival Cinema Barcelona – Official selection, Talents section (Barcelone, Espagne)
CLaP – Festival de cinéma latino-américain de Paris – Official Competition (Paris, France) – CLaP Audience Award
One World International Film Festival – Official selection (Prague, Czech Republic)
DOCVILLE – Documentary Film Festival Leuven  – Official selection, Outside the Dox section (Leuven, Belgium)
Phoenix Film Festival – Official selection, Spotlight on: the LGBTQIA+ Community section (Phoenix, USA)
Zagrebdox – International Documentary Film Festival – Official International Competition (Zagreb, Croatia)
Milwaukee Film Festival – Official Competition (Milwaukee, USA)
Hot Docs – Canadian International Documentary Festival – Official selection, Nightvision section (Toronto, Canada)
Docaviv Film Festival – Official Depth of Field competition (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Festival la Fête du slip – Official selection (Lausanne, Switzerland)
TRANSlations: Seattle Trans Film Festival – Official selection (Seattle, USA)
ethnocineca – International Documentary Film Festival – Official competition IDA (International Documentary Award) (Vienna, Austria)
DOXA Documentary Film Festival – Official international competition, Thin Places section (Vancouver, Canada) – Special Jury mention
Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival – Official competition Warsaw Documentary Award, “Newsweek Psychologia” Award for the Best Film on Psychology et First Appearance Award, We’re Here, We’re Queer section (Warsaw, Poland)
TranScreen Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival – Official selection (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Kinolatino Film Festival – Official selection (Brussels, Belgium)
DOC-Cévennes – Official selection (Lasalle, France)
Festival Construir Cine – Festival International de Cine sobre el Trabajo – Official selection, Perspectivas focus (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
EPA CINE – Festival International de Cine Independiente de El Palomar – Official selection, Panorama Internacional section (El Palomar, Argentina)
FICUNAM – Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM – Official selection, Atlas section (Mexico, Mexico)
San Francisco Documentary Festival – Official Competition Jury award and Audience award (San Francisco,USA)
International Film Festival Innsbruck – Official Documentary Film competition (Innsbruck, Austria)
TIFF – Transilvania International Film Festival – Official International Competition (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Sheffield DocFest – Official selection, Journeys section and competing for the Youth Jury Award (Sheffield, United Kingdom)