The summer of the electric lion

Hidden in a house far from the city, Alonso accompanies his dear sister, Daniela. She expects to become the seventh wife of El León, a prophet who (according to stories) electrocutes when touch him.

Director Bio

Diego Céspedes graduated as a Filmmaker from the University of Chile in 2017. In 2015, during the third year of his career, photography and editing of the short film NON CASTUS received special mention from the jury at the Locarno Festival and selection in the festivals of Rotterdam, Havana, SANFIC, Valdivia, among others. In 2017 he writes and directs his first short film EL VERANO DEL LÉON ELÉCTRICO who won the First Prize Cinefondation, Festival de Cannes.


  • Directed by:Diego Céspedes
  • Written by:Diego Céspedes
  • Produced by:Alba Gaviraghi & Paula Araneda
  • Runtime:20 mins
  • Completion Date:May 16, 2018
  • Country of Origin:Chile
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:Opening Night / Group 2
  • Screening Time:Thu 15th - Bog Lane Theatre - 3:10-4pm
  • Links: Website

Latest News

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Still Voices Film Society

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 06 January, 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Still Voices Film Society.

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Submissions for 2020 Now Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 October, 2019

Submission call for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 now open!

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Culture Night 2019

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 09 September, 2019

Still Voices Culture Night 2019


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