Fidelio.

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Fidelio. Transcending borders, cultures, and minds.

A multinational creative collective formed in 2010, Fidelio focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to filmmaking. With a belief that no idea is too big or too small if told with passion and dedication, Fidelio aims to transcend plot and resonate with an audience on a personal level.

Since its inception, Fidelio has produced one feature and 12 short films that span all genres with all 13 films having played in film festivals around the world and winning various awards including two Student Academy Awards (Oscar), 3 CINE Golden Eagle Awards, a DGA Student Award, two IFP Audience Choice Awards, etc. With several other films in development, Fidelio is excited to continue telling stories that matter well into the future.

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Feature Films

A Few Days in the Sun

Director: Mauro Mueller

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Aqui Vivió y Murió Espiritu Perdomo

Director: Mauricio Leiva-Cock

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Fingerplay

Director: Mauro Mueller

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The New Chaos Theory

Director: Mauricio Leiva-Cock

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Shorts

Los Kaotikos

Director: Mauricio Leiva-Cock

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Primo

Director: Mark Raso

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News|

05

Mar

Special spotlight for our film COPENHAGEN , put together by the Slamdance Film Festival. + info

04

Mar

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL has been invited to the Vail Film Festival and will screen in a special showcase of the Academy and Oscar winning films.

20

Feb

Listen to the soundtrack of the feature film COPENHAGEN: › Listen

08

Feb

We wrapped Mauricio’s film los_kaotiKos in Bogota, Colombia.

24

Jan

COPENHAGEN wins the Audience Award at Slamdance. + info

19

Jan

David’s PERFIDIA is screened at Emir Kusturica’s Küstendorf Film Festival in Serbia.

06

Dic

Mark's feature film COPENHAGEN will have its world premiere at Slamdance film festival in Park City, Utah in January. Mark and Mauro will be in attendance. + info

01

Dic

David wins First Prize in the Latino category of the DGA Student Film Awards for PERFIDIA (Gloom).+ info

22

Nov

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL will be shown at the Bogota Short Film Festival. + info

20

Nov

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL wins the first prize as the most successful Zurich short film at Cadrage 2013 and also the Golden Sun Award (1. Jury prize) at Best of International Short Films Festival in La Ciotat, France. + info

10

Nov

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL opens the Boston Latino International Film Festival on November 14th. The screening is at Harvard University. + info

07

Nov

BITE has been acquired by FILMIN for VOD distribution.

02

Nov

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL screens at Queersicht in Berne (Nov. 9/10) and Pink Screens Film Festival in Brussels (Nov. 8/13). + info

24

Oct

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL wins the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at at the Polari Film Festival in Austin. + info

12

Oct

Mauricio’s screenplay THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ESPIRITU PERDOMO, made it to the Quarterfinals of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. It was the only Latinamerican script to make it through to the Quarterfinals. + info

12

Oct

CAFÉ CON LECHE has been acquired by Brasilian TV Channel ‘Canal Brasil’ - TAL. The short film will screen on Brazilian TV in 2014.

11

Oct

BITE will be screening at the Festival Latinoamericano de Cortometrajes de Santiago de Chile. The film also screened at SESIFF’13 in Seoul, Korea.

10

Oct

LOS KAOTIKOS written and directed by Mauricio, and co-produced by Mediafisch and DRAMAX, has been awarded the Proimagenes Colombia grant for production.

3

Oct

Mauro's is interview with Oscar winner Melissa Leo at #ZFF daily, the official show of the Zurich Film Fesitval. + info

1

Oct

Mark has been selected to the Tracking Boards “Young and Hungry” Top 100 list for new blood and fresh voices hitting Hollywood. + info

1

Oct

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL opens the Zurich Film Night at the 9th Zurich Film Festival.

14

Sep

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL wins Best Fiction at Festival Latinoamericano de Video y Artes Audiovisuales Rosario 2013.

11

Sep

Kristyan Ferrer wins the Best Actor Award for his performance in RATITAS in the Short Shorts Film Festival Mexico.

9

Sep

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL wins Best Dramatic Short at Long Beach QFilm Festival.

5

Sep

Mark will take part in the Toronto International Film Festival as an Irving Avrich Fund Award Winner for Emerging Filmmakers.

1

Sep

RATITAS wins Best Mexican Short Film at the Monterrey International Film Festival. + info

25

Aug

PERFIDIA (Gloom) will compete in the International Film Students Meeting at the 61st edition of the San Sebastian Festival. + info

8

Aug

David and Mauro's feature script A FEW DAYS IN THE SUN got invited to Cine Qua Non Lab, a screenwriting residency in Morelia, Mexico. + info

07

Aug

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL screens at Rhode Island International Film Festival. + info

30

Jul

LAS RATITAS is an official selection of Monterrey International Film Festival. + info

29

Jul

LAS RATITAS and UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL are both official selections of Short Shorts Film Festival, Mexico running Sept. 5-11.

25

Jul

UN MUNDO PARA RAUL screens on August 1st at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival. + info

03

JuL

LAS RATITAS and UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL are both official selections of Guanajuato International Film Festival running July. 19-28.

29

Jun

MAMBO COOL, feature length experimental documentary directed by Chris Gude and edited by Mauricio will have it's World premiere in FIDMarseille - France's premiere documentary film festival. Click for teaser here and for more info here. The film will also screen at the Transcinema Festival in Lima, Peru.

29

Jun

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL screens at Frameline39 in San Francisco. + info

25

Jun

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL screens at New Directors/New Films Festival FEST - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL CINEMA JOVEM? in Espinho in Portugal.

23

Jun

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL screens at Cinema Jove in Valencia. + info

20

Jun

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL screens at Palm Springs Shortsfest. + info

18

Jun

LOS RETRATOS, short film edited by Mauricio wins Best Short Award at the Huesca International Film Festival. The film has also been awarded the Jury Prize at Locarno and Cartagena, the Special Mention at Toulouse, the Audience Award at Leiden and Lakino, and the Macondo Award from the Colombian Film Institute as the Best Colombian Short Film.

11

Jun

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL wins Best Drama at New York Shortsfest. + info

09

Jun

RATITAS wins Best Narrative Short at the Brooklyn Film Festival. + info

31

May

UNNDER is nominated for an International Student Short Award and will screen at the Shanghai International Film Festival. + info

29

May

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL screens at NY Shortsfest. + info

26

May

CAFE CON LECHE is an official selection of the Panorama du Cinema Colombien in Paris, France. + info

16

May

RATITASis an official selection at Brooklyn Film Festival + info

13

Apr

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL wins a Student Academy Awards.

30

Apr

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL is an official selection at New York Shortsfest + info

26

Apr

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL is a finalist for the Student Academy Awards.

24

Apr

Mauricio's feature script THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ESPIRITU PERDOMO receives faculty honors recognition at the Columbia University Film Festival 2013. + info

22

Apr

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL advances to the semi-finals of the Student Academy Awards.

13

Apr

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL wins Best Student Film at Aspen Shortsfest. + info

25

Mar

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL is an official selection at Aspen Shortsfest, Nashville Film Festival, Tiburon International Film Festival, Cine Las Americas International Film Festival and Pink Apple Film Festival.

11

Mar

UN MUNDO PARA RAUL is an official selection at Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche in Germany March 13-23th. + info

28

Feb

Mauro is part of the Talent Campus at the Guadalajara Film Festival.

15

Feb

UN MUNDO PARA RAUL is an official selection at Beloit International Film festival and nominated for Best Student Film. + info

9

Feb

Mark arrives at the Berlinale. His short film PRIMO is part of the Short Film Station at the Berlinale Talent Campus. + info

30

Jan

David wraps his short film GLOOM in Mexico City, which was awarded a post production grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council.

25

Jan

Mauro wins Upcoming Talents Award at Solothurner Filmtage with his short film UN MUNDO PARA RAUL. + info

17

Dec

UN MUNDO PARA RAUL wins hammer to nail short film contest. + info

14

Dec

UN MUNDO PARA RAUL wins a CINE Golden Eagle Award. + info

12

Dec

UNDER will screen in Competition at Flickerfest in Sydney, Australia + info

10

Dec

UN MUNDO PARA RAUL wins best fiction film at Skena Up, the 10th International Students Film and Theatre Festival in Pristina, Kosovo. + info

3

Dec

Mauro wraps his latest short film FINGERSPIEL which he shot in a small town called Markgröningen in the South of Germany.

8

Nov

UN MUNDO PARA RAUL is part of the Filmfest München - Munich International Festival of Film Schools.

23

Oct

UNDER wins best Student Film at the New Hampshire Film Festival.

10

Oct

UN MUNDO PARA RAUL will have its international premiere at the 28th Warsaw Film Festival. The film will screen in competition. + info

8

Oct

UNDER will screen in competition of the Woodstock Film Festival.

4

Oct

RATITAS and UN MUNDO PARA RAUL will both screen in competition at the Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico in November.

2

Oct

UNDER will screen as part of the New Hampshire Film Festival.

20

Sep

UN MUNDO PARA RAUL will screen in competition in October at the shnit International Shortfilmfestival in Berne, Switzerland.

14

Sep

Mauro has been chosen to be part of the ZURICH MASTER CLASS 2012 at the 8th Zurich Film Festival (20.-30. September).

7

Sep

UNDER will screen this evening as part of the Martha’s Vineyard International film festival Juried short film competition + info

6

Sep

UNDER will screen this evening as part of the LA Shorts Fest. + info

18

Aug

Proud to announce Fidelio has wrapped principal photography on our first feature “Copenhagen”.

16

Aug

UNDER will play in competition as part of the Montreal World Film Festival on August 29th, 30th and 31st.

15

Aug

'Los Retratos' (Portraits) Colombian short film edited by Mauricio, received the Special Mention from the Pardi di Domani jury at the Festival del Film Locarno, Switzerland. The short was directed by Ivan Gaona and produced by Diana Perez. View the trailer here

3

Aug

SANTIAGO DEL OTRO LADO will be shown at the Monterrey Film Festival on August 17, 19, and 22. + info

26

July

SANTIAGO DEL OTRO LADO will be screening on August 14th at the Dare Media UnderGround Short Film Festival in Cork, Ireland in the International Category. + info

17

July

Mauricio finalized editing Colombian experimental feature ‘Mambo Cool’.

15

July

UN MUNDO PARA RAUL screens today at Outfest in L.A. The second screening is on Saturday, July 21. + info

15

July

UNDER will play at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival on Saturday August 4th at 3:00PM as part of the Shorts Program 2.

9

July

Follow Mark’s Filmmaker magazine production diary blog for his feature film “Far From the Tree” in preproduction Copenhagen, Denmark. + info

8

July

UNDER has won a Golden Ace Award to be presented at the Las Vegas International Film Festival on July 22nd. + info

06

July

'Los Retratos' (Portraits) Colombian short edited by Mauricio Leiva-Cock is competing in the Pardi di Domani section at the Festival del Film Locarno. The film was directed by Ivan Gaona and produced by Diana Perez Mejia.

27

June

UNDER screened as part of the Student Academy Awards® Film Screenings at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

14

June

UNDER wins the Narrative Gold Medal in the 2012 Student Academy Awards. + info
Check out Mark's acceptance speech here.

13

June

UNDER will play in the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival

12

June

UN MUNDO PARA RAUL will screen at the DGA in L.A. as part of the Columbia University Film Festival.

22

May

CAFE CON LECHE has been selected for the International Short Film Festival Detmold in Germany, June 7-10. + info

19

May

UNDER has won a student Academy Award. + info

18

May

SANTIAGO DEL OTRO LADO is showing as part of Cinemarosa at May 20, 3pm, at Queens Museum of Art in New York. + info

15

May

UNDER has been selected to play in Competition at the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto June 5-10. + info

11

May

Mauro won the Big Beach Award for Best Director for his film UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL at the 2012 Columbia University Film Festival.

10

May

CAFÉ CON LECHE has been selected for the Huesca International Film Festival, Spain, the Martil Film Festival, Morocco, and the Un Pays Un Film Festival in France.

9

May

UNDER is one of three nominees for the CINE Master Series Award. The gala event will be held at the French Embassy in Washington, DC. + info

8

May

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL won the IFP Audience Choice Award at the 2012 Columbia University Film Festival.

7

May

RATITAS has been honored as “Faculty Honors” and “Student Selects” at the 2012 Columbia University Film Festival. + info

7

May

UN MUNDO PARA RAÚL has been honored as “Faculty Selects” and Student Selects” at the 2012 Columbia University Film Festival. + info

27

Apr

UNDER won the Student Academy Awards regional finals in New York and now moves on to the national finals in Los Angeles next month. + info

23

Apr

GE.HEN’NAH is screening on April 25th at the Anthology Film Archives NewFilmmakers New York series.

16

Apr

UNDER will screen as part of the International Competition at the Brussels Short Film Festival. + info

16

Apr

CAFÉ CON LECHE will screen as part of the Best of Biarritz Non-competitive section at the Brussels Short Film Festival. + info

3

Apr

Mauro’s feature script FINGERPLAY has been chosen as “faculty selects”, at Columbia University Film Festival 2012. + info

28

Mar

RATITAS and A WORLD FOR RAÚL have their premiere at the 2012 Columbia University Film Festival and will be screened at Lincoln Center on May 5th and May 6th respectively.

28

Mar

UNDER won the prestigious 2011 CINE Special Jury Award as the Best Narrative Student Film in the country. + info

3

Mar

Mauricio and David have been selected for an exchange with the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) in Berlin from March until the beginning of May.

16

Feb

GE.HEN’NAH is one of the 10 finalists in the “Asian New Force Category”, 17th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (held March 13 to 18, 2012).

10

Feb

CAFÉ CON LECHE will play at the Cartagena Film Festival as part of the Nuevos Creadores Section.

15

Jan

Mauro is part of the Berlinale Talent Campus 2012 and his script FINGERPLAY was chosen to be part of the Script Station 2012.

10

Dec

David is producing the short film PERMANENT TENANT for director Maria Gordillo and cinematographer Jac Fitzgerald.

4

Dec

UNDER won the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle award.

2

Dec

CAFÉ CON LECHE screened at the Beijing Film Academy.

10

Nov

CAFÉ CON LECHE screened at the Biarritz Festival Amerique Latine, where it was awarded the ‘Shorts-TV Numericable’ award. Also, the film will be distributed by Numericable in France, Luxembourg and Belgium.

10

Nov

SANTIAGO DEL OTRO LADO screened at the 2011 Starz Denver International Film Festival. + info

6

Nov

UNDER premiered at the 2011 Starz Denver International Film Festival. + info

5

Sep

Mauricio has been selected for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Talent Lab. He is one of 6 international guests at the prestigious lab.

12

May

UNDER has won the IFP Audience choice award at the 2011 Columbia University Film Festival.

7

May

UNDER has been awarded “Faculty Honors” and “Student Selects” at the 2011 Columbia University Film Festival.

Shorts|

Perfidia

Director: David Figueroa García

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Un mundo para Raúl

Director: Mauro Mueller

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Ratitas

Director: David Figueroa García

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Under

Director: Mark Raso

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Fingerspiel

Director: Mauro Mueller

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Bite

Director: Mauricio Leiva-Cock

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Café con leche

Director: Mauricio Leiva-Cock

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Santiago del otro lado

Director: Mauro Mueller

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Ge.hen'nah

Director: Mauro Mueller

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Brand New Day

Director: Mark Raso

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Clankety, Clank

Director: Mauricio Leiva-Cock

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Features|

Copenhagen

Director: Mark Raso

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La Olla Mágica
(The Adventures of Nuku and the Magic Pot)

Directed by:Jairo Eduardo Carrillo, Mauricio Leiva-Cock

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Awards /
Festivals|

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Contact|

General inquires » info@fideliofilms.com

David Figueroa » david@fideliofilms.com
Mark Raso » mark@fideliofilms.com
Mauricio Leiva-Cock » mauricio@fideliofilms.com
Mauro Mueller » mauro@fideliofilms.com

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