Documentary, 75′, 2022

Theo Montoya

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

International Sales
Square Eyes

‣ French national release May 29th 2024
Colombian national release July 27th 2023, distributed by DOC:CO
Screenings agenda 




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.







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
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata –  Latin American competition (Mar del Plata, Argentina) Special Mention

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.
RIDM – Compétition Internationale (Montréal, Canada) Special Mention Great Prize Feature Film International Competition
International Film Festival of India – Intergrade Section (Goa, India) 
Márgenes – 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) ☆  Special mention from SIGNIS Jury
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)



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)
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) – Lobo Marino Award for Best Iberoamerican Documentary
True/False Film Festival – Official selection (Colombia, USA)
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival  – Official competition Mermaid Award et Open Horizons section (Thessaloniki, Greece)
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)
One World International Film Festival – Official selection (Prague, Czech Republic)
DOCVILLE – Documentary Film Festival Leuven  – Official selection, Outside the Dox section (Leuven, Belgium)
D'A Festival Cinema Barcelona – Official selection, Talents section (Barcelone, Espagne)
Phoenix Film Festival – Official selection, Spotlight on: the LGBTQIA+ Community section (Phoenix, USA)
Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse – Official competition fiction (Toulouse, France) SFCC Award
Ojo Loco, Festival de cinéma ibérique et latino-américain – Official Selection (Grenoble, France)
FICCI – Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias – Official Documentary selection  “Hecho en casa” (Cartagena, Colombia)
CLaP – Festival de cinéma latino-américain de Paris – Official Competition (Paris, France)  CLaP Audience Award
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)
ethnocineca – International Documentary Film Festival – Official competition International Documentary Award (Vienna, Austria)
TRANSlations: Seattle Trans Film Festival – Official selection (Seattle, USA)
DOXA Documentary Film Festival – Official international competition, Thin Places section (Vancouver, Canada) Special Jury mention
Docaviv Film Festival – Official Depth of Field competition (Tel Aviv, Israel) Special Mention in the Depth of Field Competition
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)
Festival la Fête du slip – Official selection (Lausanne, Switzerland)  Jury's Prize
Kinolatino Film Festival – Official selection (Brussels, Belgium)
Festival Construir Cine – Festival International de Cine sobre el Trabajo – Official selection, Perspectivas focus (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
DOC-Cévennes – Official selection (Lasalle, France)
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) Best documentary
XPOSED Queer Film Festival Berlin – Official selection (Berlin, Germany)
Festival de Cine Espacio Queer – International Feature Film Competition (La Plata, Argentina) Best International Feature Film
TIFF – Transilvania International Film Festival – Official International Competition What's Up, Doc? (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) Best Documentary Award
Sheffield DocFest – Official selection, Journeys section and competing for the Youth Jury Award (Sheffield, United Kingdom) Youth Jury Award
Frameline – San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival – Official selection (San Francisco, USA)
Olhar de Cinema – Festival International de Curitiba – Official competition (Curitiba, Brazil) Best Feature Film award & Audience award for Best Feature Film
Docs Ireland Documentary Film Festival – Official selection, The Zone section (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival – Official selection, Los Features Program (Philadelphia, USA)
Árbol Rojo – Official selection (Chetumal, Bacalar & Mahahual, Mexico)
Kaleidoskop – Official selection (Vienna, Austria)
Social World Film Festival – Official international competition, nominated for Best Feature Film, Best Editing, Best Screenplay (Naples, Italy)  EDI Award
Zinegoak – KRAK selection (Bilbao, Spain) Best Feature Film Award
Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival  – Official selection (Los Angeles, United States) Paul D. Lerner and Stephen Reis Grand Jury Award  52. for Documentary Feature
Iceland Documentary Film Festival – International competition (Iceland)
Amor Festival – International Competition (Santiago, Chile)
Habitar El Cine – Caracas International Contemporary Film Festival – International Selection (Caracas, Venezuela)
Festival Internacional de Cine Guanajuato – International Documentary Competition (Guanajuato, Mexico)
DokuFest – International Documentary and Short Film Festival – Official selection, View From the World section (Prizren, Kosovo)
États généraux du film documentaire – Official selection, screening followed by a talk with David Hurst for Une histoire de production (Lussas, France)
Festival Internacional de Cine de las Alturas – Documentary Competition (Jujuy, Argentina)
Festival de Cinéma Douarnenez – Gender issues Selection  (Douarnenez, France)
Fronteira Festival – Closing Film (Brasilia, Brazil)
Open City Documentary Festival – Bertha DocHouse Selection (London, United Kingdom)
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival – Docu fiction Selection (Suwon, Korea)
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ IFF – Official competition (Chicago, United States) Jury Price for Best documentary
International Cinematographers’ Film Festival – “Manaki Brothers” – International Documentary Competition Special (Bitola, North-Macedonia) Mention for Cinematography in a Documentary Film
Oslo/Fusion Int. Film Festival – Official Documentary Competition (Oslo, Norway) Honorable Mention & Youth Film Award
Queer Lisboa – International Queer Film Festival – Queer Art Competition (Lisboa, Portugal)
CineBH – Mostra Int. de Cinema de Belo Horizonte – Mostra Continente – Territories of Latinity Showcase (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival – International Competition (Yamagata, Japan)
EDOC – International Documentary Film Festival (Quito, Ecuador)
New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival (New York, United States)
Bergen International Film Festival – Documentary Extraordinaire competition (Bergen, Norway)
Inconvenient Films – Int. Human Rights Documentary FF – International Competition (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Molodist International Film Festival – Documentary Competition (Kiev, Ukraine) Special mention
Costa Rica International Film Festival – Official Selection (San José, Costa Rica)
Cinemaissí Latin American Film Festival (Helsinki, Finland)
MixBrasil Festival of Diversity – Official selection (São Paulo, Brasil)
Escales documentaires – Festival International de création documentaire – Official competition (La Rochelle, France) Youth Award
Pink Screens Film Festival – Official selection (Bruxelles, Belgium)
Festival du Film d'Amiens – Official Documentary Competition (Amiens, France)  Big Screen Documentary Award
Films from the South Festival – Compétition officielle documentaire (Oslo, Norvège) Doc:South Award
Insólito – Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico – Official International Feature Competition (Lima, Péru) Special mention
PinkPanorama Film Festival – Official selection (Lucerne, Switzerland)
FILMAR en America Latina – Official selection (Genève, Switzerland)
Festival du Film LGBTQI+ Chéries – Chéris – Official Documentary Competition (Paris, France) Grand Jury Prize
First Films Festival – Official selection (Sydney, Australia)
Duhok International Film Festival – Compétition officielle documentaire (Duhok, Irak)
Gimme Some Truth Documentary Film Festival – Official selection (Winnipeg, Canada)
Ljubljana LGBT Film Festival – Official selection (Ljubljana, Slovenia)



Désir Désirs Festival – Official selection (Tours, France)
Pink Life QueerFest – Official selection (Ankara, Turkey)
Ré·Elles festival – Official selection (Rennes, France)
Écrans Mixtes Festival – Official selection, Panorama section (Lyon, France)
Pink Life QueerFest – Official selection (Ankara, Turkey)
Lateinamerika Filmfestival – Official selection (Salzburg, Austria)
Cinélatino, rencontres de Toulouse – Official selection, Découvertes section (Toulouse, France)
Rainbow Screen Festival – Official selection (Montpellier, France)
Festival Cinémarges – Official selection, closing film (Bordeaux, France)
Festival Internacional de Cine de las Alturas – Official Documentary Competition (Jujuy, Argentina)  ADN Award
Cine Latino Festival – Official selection (Wien, Austria)
Donaufestival – Official selection (Wien, Austria)
Malmö Queer Film Festival – Official selection (Malmö, Suède)
In&Out Nice – Official selection, Panorama section (Nice, France)
Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival – Official selection, Peace/War section (Amherst, USA)
Barbican Chronic Youth Film Festival – Official selection (London, United Kingdom)
Taiwan International Documentary Festival – Official international competition (Taipei, Taiwan)






Technical infos

Documentary, 75', 2022

Director: Theo Montoya

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

Shooting: Summer 2021 (Medellín)

Screenplay: Theo Montoya
Cinematography: Theo Montoya
Editing: Matthieu Taponier, Delia Oniga et Theo Montoya
Original music: Vlad Feneșan et Marius Leftărache
Sound: Eloisa Arcila Fernandez, Estephany Cano, Marius Leftărache, Victor Miu, Marian Bălan et Dragoș Știrbu
Casting: Alejandro Hincapié, Camilo Machado, Alejandro Mendigaña, Julián David Moncada, Camilo Najar, Juan Esteban Pérez, Sharllot Zodoma, Víctor Gaviria et Theo Montoya


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


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.