Ángela Tobón Ospina (Colombia)

Ángela Tobón Ospina is a Colombian filmmaker born in Medellín. She has a Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Medellín. She specializes in creative direction and screenwriting. Ángela is the director and screenwriter of the short films La nueva niña (2008) and Benjamín en Tecnicolor (2010), as well as the director of the short films S.O.S. (2017), Río de caracoles (2017) and La teoría de la expansión (2020), which were supported by the Colombian Film Development Fund. Her works have been selected for film festivals around the world, such as Clermont-Ferrand, Guanajuato or Cartagena de Indias, among many others. Ángela is the creative director of Máquina Espía Ficción and a teacher at the University of Medellín. She is currently developing her debut feature film, El pabellón de los aburridos, a project selected for LabGuion in 2015, for the Bogotá Audiovisual Market in 2017 and winner of the Doc Comparato biennial script award in 2017.

El pabellón de los aburridos — Raúl, a 74-year-old prisoner, has pedaled 16,000 light bulbs as a social service in order to gain freedom, but an attempted escape by three inmates will cause him to lose the bulbs he has accumulated so far. His only option, to pedal in the annual stationary bike race to achieve the true freedom he longs for: forgiveness.