• HEAT

Venezuela / 2018 / Spanish with English subtitles / 15

  • Director 

    Joanna Cristina Nelson

  • Producer: 

    Joanna Cristina Nelson, Ramon Tortolero

  • Screenplay: 

    Joanna Cristina Nelson

  • Photography: 

    Juan Pelaez

  • Cast: 

    Juliana Cuervos, Gabriel Agüero



A young middle-class man has asked for the day off work to celebrate his mother’s birthday, but he needs some flour to bake her a cake. Outside the store is a long line of people desperate to buy food and other basics. Eventually their patience runs short. Inspired by a true story, Harina won a Silver Caravel at the Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival and got a Special Mention at the Berlin Short Film Festival. A heart-wrenching story about the lines we will cross to survive. 



Joanna Cristina Nelson

Joanna Cristina Nelson

Writer, producer, director from Venezuela with a background in economics and management, Joanna has worked in the audiovisual industry independently since 2012. She has produced and directed four short films of her own script. The latest, Harina (2018) premiered at Festicine Huelva in Spain and won best short film.