Corta is a film about the hypnotic extenuation generated by the body movements of sugar cane cutters in the Valle del Cauca (Colombia). Corta is a contemplation film of the gestures of hand labor while the surrounding plantations disappear, a pure cinematic experience about the natural and everyday ritual of a timeless world.


Felipe Guerrero

Felipe Guerrero was born in Cali, Colombia in 1975. He has worked as an editor for more than a decade on films exhibited and awarded internationally.

As a producer and director, he’s made the documentaries Paraíso (2006) and Corta (2012), which have been selected and exhibited in a wide circuit of festivals. Oscuro animal is his fiction feature debut. His films have been programmed at FIDMarseille, IFFR, FICCI, BAFICI, New Directors/New Films, Jeonju, DOKLeipzig, Viennale, Festival des 3 Continents France, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival USA, among other festivals. In 2012 he founded Mutokino, a production and distribution company based in Colombia interested in auteur cinema with an emphasis on formal experimentation and disruptive narratives.


2016. Oscuro animal. (107′, Full-length film)

2014. Nelsa. (13′, Short film)

2012. Corta. (70′, Full-length film)

2006. Paraíso. (55′, Full-length film)



DIRECTED BY Felipe Guerrero
YEAR / DURATION2012 / 69'
PRODUCERS Felipe Guerrero, Gema Juárez Allen, Antoine Segovia, Christophe Gougeon
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Felipe Guerrero, Gema Juárez Allen
"CUTTERS" Dario Aguilar,Manuel Murillo, Orobio Sinisterra
DOP Andrés Pineda
DIRECT SOUND César Salazar, Yesid Vásquez
SOUND EDITION Roberta Ainstein
SOUND MIX Lena Esquenazi
MUSIC Iannis Xenakis
SUPPORTED BY Proimágenes (Colombia), Instituto de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (Argentina), Programa Ibermedia, CNAP (France), Hubert Bals Fund


  • IFFR Rotterdam, The Netherlands, January 2012
  • FICCI Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, February 2012
  • BAFICI Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2012
  • JIFF Jeonju, South Korea, April 2012
  • DISTRITAL, Mexico City, June 2012
  • LIMA INDEPENDIENTE, Lima, June 2012
  • FIDOCS, Santiago de Chile, June 2012
  • SPLIT, Croatia, Septembre 2012
  • GARAGE Center for Contemporary Culture, Russia, September 2012
  • TTFF Medulla Art Gallery, Trinidad+Tobago, September 2012
  • DOK LEIPZIG, Germany, October/November 2012
  • BIM, Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Buenos Aires, November 2012
  • FICCALI lugar a dudas, Colombia, November 2012
  • RIPBM, Rencontres Internationales Paris, December 2012
  • LA HABANA, Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, December 2012
  • BABYLON Muestra cine actual colombiano. Berlin, April 2013
  • DOKFILMWOCHE, Hamburg, April 2013
  • LACLEF, Panorama du cinéma colombien, Paris-Barcelona, June 2013
  • LIMA INDEPENDIENTE, Colombia en foco. Lima, June 2013
  • RIPBM, Rencontres Internationales Berlin, June 2013