16th December

España. 2019. Color. 13 min. Ficción. Vídeo.
  • Film Director: Álvaro Gago Diaz.
  • Cast: Ruth Boente; Cris Iglesias.
  • Cinematography: Lucía C. Pan.
  • Editing: Ricardo Saraiva.
  • Art director: Alba Aguiar.
  • Sound: Xavier Souto.
  • Producer: Álvaro Gago Diaz; Mireia Graell.

Saturday. Nightfall. The ball travels quickly across the court as the players move to take advantage of gaps in the defense. Lucía, twenty-five years old, leaves handball training and sets off to pick up her brother under the lights of a city she thinks she knows.

Álvaro Gago Diaz

Álvaro graduated in Audiovisual Communication and Music in Spain, studied theatre in Chicago and film in London. His first two short films, Curricán and Bombolles, are shown and win awards at several film festivals. His next short film, Matria, wins the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and a Goya nomination. In 2018 he released Trote, Xacio Baño's first feature film and Marcos Marino's second film, In Memoriam. His latest fiction short film, 16 de decembro, premiered at the Locarno Festival. He is making his first feature film, Matria, with Avalon PC, Ringo Media and Matriuska Producciones.


16 de diciembre (2019) / Matria (2017) / Bombolles (2015) / Curricán (2014) / Doremi (2011)

Nominado a Mejor Cortometraje de Ficción por 16 de diciembre (2021) y Nominado a Mejor Cortometraje de Ficción por Matria  (2019), Premios Goya (España) / Premio del Jurado al Mejor Cortometraje por Matria, Festival de Sundance (USA) 2018 / Nominado a la Biznaga de Plata al Mejor Cortometraje por Matria  (2018) y Nominado a la Biznaga de Plata al Mejor Cortometraje por Curricán  (2015), Festival de Málaga (España) / Mejor Director por 16 de diciembre (2020) y Segundo Premio al Mejor Cortometraje, Premio del Publico y Mejor Director por Matria  (2018), L'Alfàs del Pi Film Festival (España) / Nominado al IBAFF Youth Award por Curricán , IBAFF International Film Festival (España) 2015