Héctor Silva Núñez (Venezuela)

Héctor Silva Núñez is a Venezuelan screenwriter and director born in Cabimas and currently based in Santiago, Chile. He graduated from the International School of Film and Television in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, with a degree in screenwriting. His short film Anfibio (2015) had its world premiere at the Cinéfondation section of the Cannes Film Festival, won the award for best short film at the Huelva Film Festival and was selected at numerous international film festivals. His short film El destetado (2018) premiered at the Short Cuts section of the Toronto Film Festival and won the award for best short film at the La Plata Latin American Film Festival. Héctor has taught film at the Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela, and was a guest researcher at Concordia University in Montreal, under the Canadian scholarship program “Emerging Leaders of the Americas”. He is currently writing and developing Hueso, his first narrative feature film, a project that participated in the Guadalajara Talents and won the script development award from Venezuela’s Autonomous National Center of Filmmaking (CNAC).

Mutaré como el animal de monte — Seventeen-year-old Brayan returns to his Afro-descendant hometown, in a remote Venezuelan jungle. Torn between emigrating and embracing his ancestral ties, he sets out in search of answers about his place in this community.