In the blink of an eye / In Ictu Oculi (begiak hesteko artean)

Essay / Documentary / Fiction
Duration: 15 min
Spanish Language
Subtitles: Spanish / Basque / English
Original format: 2K
Projection Format: DCP 2K 5.1 Color 1: 85: 1
Production: Jorge Moneo Quintana © 2020 Spain

Orbainak – Jorge Moneo Quintana - Teorema Films

Directed by: Jorge Moneo Quintana
Editing: Jorge Moneo Quintana
Sound Design: Jorge Moneo Quintana and Benito Macías
Sound Mix: Benito Macías – Teorema Films
Distribution: Jorge Moneo Quintana and Teorema Films

Orbainak – Jorge Moneo Quintana - Teorema Films

Seven centuries made of stone collapse without nostalgia in the blink of an eye. Some call the variable frequency of this blink History, others class struggle, progress, barbarism or cinema. If we assume that the accumulation of blinks during a lifetime is high, we can conclude that we spend a good part of it awake even though our eyes are closed. Perhaps then, haven’t we overestimated the capacity of the image and therefore of vision as privileged providers of consciousness? How many flutters of an eyelid will it take to fix in our gaze the image of a world that destroys itself?

Orbainak – Jorge Moneo Quintana - Teorema Films
Orbainak – Jorge Moneo Quintana - Teorema Films

Trajectory by festivals

2020 – DOK Leipzig – International Short Film Competition
2020 – BISFF – Beijing International Short Film Festival – International Competition.
2021 – PUNTO DE VISTA – International Documentary Film Festival of Navarre – Official Competition.
2021 – É TUDO VERDADE / IT’S ALL TRUE – International Documentary Film Festival (Brazil) – International Short Film Competition.
2021 – SVARF -Split Videoart Festival (Croatia).
2021 – FRONTERA-SUR – International Non-Fiction Film Festival (Chile) – International Competition
2021 – OPENEYES Filmfest Marburg (Germany) – Official Selection
2021 – MIEFF – Moscow International Experimental Film Festival (Russia) – International Competition.
2021 – TIFF – Tirana International Film Festival (Albania). Official Documentary Film Competition.
2021 – SHORTS MEXICO – International Short film Festival of Mexico. Official Iberoamerican Competition.
2021 – ALCANCES – Festival de Cine Documental de Cádiz. Official Competition.
2021 – CINESPAÑA TOLOUSE – ‘Relámpagos’ section (France).
2021- OVER THE REAL – Festival Internazionale de VideoArte (Italy).
2021 – FESTIFREAK – Festival de Cine Independiente de La Plata (Argentina). Official Competition.
2021 – CÁMARA LÚCIDA – International Contemporary Film Festival (Ecuador). ‘Fractales’ Section.
2021 – L’ALTERNATIVA – Barcelona Independent Film Festival. Official Selection.


2021- Special audience prize for Best Film – PUNTO DE VISTA – International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra (Spain).
2021 – Best Documentary Short Film – ALCANCES – Documentary Film Festival of Cadiz (Spain).
2021 – Honorable Mention of the Jury- SHORTS MEXICO – International Short Film Festival of Mexico.
2021 – Special Mention of the Jury- SVARF – Split International Videoart Festival (Croatia).

Other screenings:

-2020 – Semana del Cine Documental Vasco (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
-2021 – FOCO Jorge Moneo Quintana: ‘El archivo nos habla del presente’. Pasajes Filmadrid. La Casa Encendida (Madrid, SPA).
-2021 – Seminario Internacional de Cine – Tabakalera (Donostia, Spain).


2021- PROYECTOR – Festival de Videoarte. Sala El Águila (Madrid).
2021 – FOCO Jorge Moneo Quintana: ‘El archivo nos habla del presente’. Pasajes Filmadrid. La Casa Encendida (Madrid).
2021 – MIEFF weekend (extended programme). Saint Petersburg (Russia).
2021 – ‘On the Other Side of Doors’ film programme. Typography Center for Contemporary Art, Krasnodar (Russia).
2021 – International Film Seminar – Tabakalera (Donostia, Spain).

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Director Bio

Jorge Moneo (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1988). Graduated in Fine Arts from the UPV-EHU and Master in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary from the UAB. He has participated in prestigious programs such as IDFAcademy or Berlinale Talents, and his works have been exhibited and awarded at festivals such as DOK Leipzig, IDFA, Punto de Vista, Malaga Festival, Tirana International Film Festival, Filmadrid or L’Alternativa. In 2019 he directed Orbainak and in 2020 In Ictu Oculi. She is currently working on her next film, Almanaka.

Director’s filmography

2020 In Ictu Oculi
2019 Orbainak
2017 La ciudad interior

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