Augusto Sinay (Argentina)

Augusto Sinay is an Argentine filmmaker born in Cordoba. He studied Film Directing at the National Film School of Argentina (ENERC) and was awarded a scholarship to study the Master 2 in Filmmaking at the Toulouse School of Audiovisual Arts (ESAV) in France. Augusto has written and directed more than a dozen short films, both fiction and documentary. His work has been screened at Latin American film festivals and he has worked as an assistant director in numerous Argentine films. His feature film project El escuerzo won the Raymundo Gleyzer development award granted by the National Institute of Argentine Cinema (INCAA) and was selected for the Cinélatino Film Festival in Toulouse in the “Cinéma en développement” section. Augusto is also working on his short film El son de la campana, winner of the Bicentennial Grant of the National Arts Fund of Argentina, and developing a documentary series.

El escuerzo — 1866. A young gaucho and his religious mother face the harsh winter isolated in the mountains. When the young man kills a horned frog known as “escuerzo”, they are haunted by a local legend that presages the resurrection and revenge of the animal.