Bolero for Surfing in Moravia

fiction⎪short⎪bitter comedy

What begins as a friend’s trip to sing a serenade, ends up as an unexpected and lonely return.


Cabeto is a Venezuelan immigrant in Czech Republic and today, he has started a long journey across the country to give a serenade.
His future depends on this serenade, so much, that his best friends (Venezuelan immigrants also) arrived from Barcelona and Berlin to support him.
What began as pleasant gathering of old friends with music and beautiful landscapes, derived into a crossroad where the paths can only be taken alone, without any company.

Bolero for Surfing in Moravia is a bitter comedy in which the spirit of the Caribbean permeates the membranes of Czech culture, while the characters of the story make a trip across the consequences of such process.


Starring: Diego Guerrero, Iva Holubova, Petr Meissel, Javier Mateos, Alejandro Marzal.

Written & directed by: Valerio Mendoza Guillén.
Production Management: Martina Muckova.
Cinematography Director: Martin Tichovský.
Art Direction: Veronika Moudra.
Film Editing: Jorge Sánchez Calderón.
Sound Direction: Jan Sléska.


.- BEST FILM – Pod Nebesy Film Fest (Czech Rep.)
.- BEST MEDIUM LENGTH FILM – Festival Internacional de Cine Caribeño y Latinoamericano de Margarita (Vzla.)
.- BEST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM – Festival de Cortometrajes de Barquisimeto. (Vzla)
.- BEST SHORTFILM – Sayulita Festival. (Mexico)
.- BEST COMEDY MEDIUM LENGTH FILM – Florida Movie Festival (U.S.A)
.- BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – SHORT FILM for PETR MEISSEL – World Music & Ind. Film Festival (U.S.A)
.- Official Selection: Prague International Short Film Festival (Czech Rep.)
.- Official Selection: Visegrad FF – Bratislava (Slovak Rep.)
.- Official Competition: Belgrade International Student Film Fest (Serbia)
.- Official Student Competition: Zlín International Film Fest (Czech Rep.)
.- Official Competition: Viewster Online Film Festival (Switzerland)
.- Official Selection: InTe Roma Film Fest (Italy)
.- Official Selection: Nefestík Film, Theatre and Music Festival (Czech Rep.)
.- Official Competition: Lubuskie Film Summer – Łagów (Poland)
.- Official Selection: Uherské Hradiště Letní Filmová Škola (Czech Rep.)
.- Official Competition:Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival (Ireland)
.- Official Competition: Giorgia Latino Film Festival (U.S.A)
.- Official Competition: Cinefest Global «Sin Fronteras». Houston. (U.S.A)
.- Official Competition: Fort Lauderdele International Film Festival (U.S.A)
.- Official Competition: Mostra Internacional de Cinema de Amazonia (Brasil)
.- Official Competition: International Short and Independent Film Festival Dhaka (Bangladesh)
.- Official Digital Competition: Odessa International Film Festival (Ukraine)
.- Official Competition: Chicago Latino Film Festival (U.S.A)
.- Official Competition: Cine Las Américas Film Festival (U.S.A)
.- Official Competition: México International Film Festival (México)
.- Official Competition: Access Code Film Festival (India)
.- Official Competition: Intravenosa Film Festival (Colombia)
.- Official Selection: Cayman International Film Festival (Cayman Islands)
.- Official Competition: Toronto Beaches International Film Festival (Canada)
.- Official Competition: Mosaic World Film Festival (U.S.A)
.- Official Competition: Crested Butte Film Festival (U.S.A)
.- Official Selection: Festival de Cine Venezolano de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
.- Semi-finalist: Windrider Int. Film Festival (U.S.A)
.- Official Selection: Vagrant Film Festival (Belarus)
.- Special Section: Ostrava Kamera Oko Film Festival (Czech Rep.)

35 min.⎪color⎪2014


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