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Copyright © 2004 Tus Ojos S.L.

Binta y la Gran Idea

Binta and the Great Idea
Synopsis
Binta is a 7 year old girl who lives in a small charming village on the Casamance river in southern Senegal. She goes to school. Her cousin Soda does not have the same good fortune. She is not allowed to learn about the things of the world.
Binta admires her father, a humble fisherman who, concerned about the developement of mankind, is determined to carry out an idea that has occurred to him.

Film notes

This is one of 5 short films in a series entitled En el Mundo a Cada Rato (Every So Often in the World). These films were made in collaboration with UNICEF in order to increase solidarity for the children in the third world. All of the profits will forever go to Unicef programs for children.
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Copyright © 2004 Tus Ojos S.L.

Awards and nominations

Best Film by an Emerging Director
21 Oct – 31 Oct | United States
Best Short Film
14 Apr – 21 Apr | United States
Audience Award
El Cafetín Short Film Festival
18 Aug | Spain
Best Foreign Fiction Short Film
1 Sep | United States
Audience award
8 Sep – 17 Sep | Spain
Best Short Film
28 Sep – 2 Oct | United States
Golden Lion Award
15 Oct – 22 Oct | Swaziland
Audience Award
Curtocircuíto: International Short Film Festival
18 Oct – 22 Oct | Spain
Best Foreign Short Film
2 Nov – 6 Nov | United States
Silver Award - Features for Children
8 Nov – 17 Nov | Iran
Best Short Film
11 Nov – 19 Nov | Spain
Special Jury Award
Filmets: Badalona International Short Film Festival
18 Nov – 26 Nov | Spain
FNAC Award
Filmets: Badalona International Short Film Festival
18 Nov – 26 Nov | Spain
Best Short Film
2 Jan – 8 Jan | Spain
Best International Cinematography
6 Jan – 15 Jan | Australia
Best Comedy
20 Jan – 22 Jan | United States
Gold World Medal
27 Jan | United States
Audience Award
Cortomieres: Mieres Short Film Festival
31 Jan – 4 Feb | Spain
Jury Award
3 Mar – 11 Mar | Spain
Best Short Film - Younger Jury
17 Mar – 25 Mar | Bermuda
Best International Family Short Film
30 Mar – 2 Apr | United States
Social Values Award
Festival de Cine Creatrivas | 2006
22 Mar – 4 Apr | Spain
Best Short Film
20 Apr – 30 Apr | United States
Markey's Humanitarian Award
26 Apr – 4 May | United States
African Planet Award
26 Apr – 4 May | United States
Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film
26 Apr – 4 May | United States
Best Narrative Film
2 May – 6 May | United States
Best Short Film
12 May | United States
Best Documentary Film
12 May – 13 May | United States
Best Narrative Short Film
12 May – 14 May | United States
Best Short Film
28 May – 29 May | Bosnia and Herzegovina
Best Narrative Short Film
2 Jun – 4 Jun | United States
Best Narrative Short Film
7 Jun – 11 Jun | United States
Best Film
16 Jun – 18 Jun | Australia
Honorable Mention
19 Jun – 24 Jun | Canada
Best Foreign Film
28 Jul – 30 Jul | United States
Best of Show
28 Jul – 30 Jul | United States
Best Scoring
4 Aug – 6 Aug | United States
Best Sound
4 Aug – 6 Aug | United States
Overall Short Film
4 Aug – 6 Aug | United States
Best Cinematography
4 Aug – 6 Aug | United States
Best Film of the Festival
17 Aug – 20 Aug | United States
Best International Drama - Mid Length Film
11 Aug – 20 Aug | Canada
Best Music
24 Aug – 26 Aug | United States
NOMINATION
Best Narrative Short
24 Aug – 26 Aug | United States
NOMINATION
Best Cinematography
24 Aug – 26 Aug | United States
Director's Choice - Foreign Film
8 Sep – 10 Sep | United States
Honorable Mention
6 Sep – 10 Sep | United States
Best of Series
22 Jun – 14 Sep | United States
Honourable Mention
Bay Street Film Festival | 2006
15 Sep – 17 Sep | Canada
Best Short Film
13 Sep – 17 Sep | United States
Storytelling Award
22 Sep – 24 Sep | United States
Best Short Subject
6 Oct – 8 Oct | United States
Best Cultural Issues Film
5 Oct – 8 Oct | United States
Best of Festival
5 Oct – 8 Oct | United States
Best Short Film
5 Oct – 8 Oct | United States
Best Foreign Film
13 Oct – 14 Oct | United States
NOMINATION
Outstanding Original Story/Screenplay
13 Oct – 14 Oct | United States
Honorable Mention - Narrative Short Film
12 Oct – 15 Oct | United States
Best Foreign Film
13 Oct – 15 Oct | United States
Pilar Bardem Award
Cineposible International Film Festival
16 Oct – 22 Oct | Spain
NOMINATION
Best Editing
25 Oct – 29 Oct | United States
NOMINATION
Best Foreign Short Film
25 Oct – 29 Oct | United States
Best Human Rights Award
21 Oct – 30 Oct | Australia
Professional Film - Audience Choice
4 Nov | United States
Best of Show
4 Nov | United States
Best Professional Film
4 Nov | United States
Best International Short Film
1 Nov – 5 Nov | Canada
Best Overall Film
10 Nov – 12 Nov | United States
Best Drama
10 Nov – 12 Nov | United States
Audience Award - International Competition
Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio Siena | 2006
17 Nov – 25 Nov | Italy
Best of the Fest
1 Jan – 31 Dec | United States
Best Short Film for Ages 12-18
1 Jan – 31 Dec | United States
Best Short Film
Quintessence: Ouidah International Film Festival
6 Jan – 10 Jan | Benin
Best Short Film
16 Feb – 18 Feb | United States
Best of Festival
22 Feb | United States
Best Short Film
22 Feb | United States
NOMINATION
Best Live-Action Short Film
25 Feb | United States
Best Short Film
Brilliant Light Fest: International Film Festival of Los Angeles | 2007
28 Feb – 4 Mar | United States
Best Live Action Short Film
28 Feb – 4 Mar | United States
Best of Show
1 Mar – 4 Mar | United States
Best Short Film - Audience Award
28 Feb – 4 Mar | United States
Best Professional Short Narrative
1 Mar – 4 Mar | United States

Previous screenings

2004
21 Oct – 31 Oct | Chicago, United States
Best Film by an Emerging Director
2005
14 Apr – 21 Apr | Palm Beach, United States
Best Short Film
Newport International Film Festival
7 Jun – 12 Jun | Newport, United States
El Cafetín Short Film Festival
18 Aug | Calahorra, Spain
Audience Award
1 Sep | Studio City, United States
Best Foreign Fiction Short Film
2 Sep – 8 Sep | United States
8 Sep – 17 Sep | Cádiz, Spain
Audience award
8 Sep – 11 Sep | Breckenridge, United States
20 Sep – 26 Sep | Palm Springs, United States
28 Sep – 2 Oct | Woodstock, United States
Best Short Film
29 Sep – 2 Oct | San Fransisco, United States
6 Oct – 13 Oct | New Orleans, United States
15 Oct – 22 Oct | Manzini, Swaziland
Golden Lion Award
Curtocircuíto: International Short Film Festival
18 Oct – 22 Oct | Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Audience Award
2 Nov – 6 Nov | Reno, United States
Best Foreign Short Film
3 Nov – 13 Nov | Leeds, United Kingdom
8 Nov – 17 Nov | Tehran, Iran
Silver Award - Features for Children
11 Nov – 19 Nov | Madrid, Spain
Best Short Film
Filmets: Badalona International Short Film Festival
18 Nov – 26 Nov | Badalona, Spain
Special Jury Award
FNAC Award
2 Dec – 11 Dec | Anchorage, United States
7 Dec – 8 Dec | Orlando, United States
7 Dec – 11 Dec | Santa Fe, United States
9 Dec – 11 Dec | Los Angeles, United States
2006
1 Jan – 31 Dec | United States
Best of the Fest
Best Short Film for Ages 12-18
6 Jan – 15 Jan | Sydney, Australia
Best International Cinematography
13 Jan – 19 Jan | Pune, India
Francophone Short Film Festival
14 Jan – 21 Jan | Vaulx-en-Velin, France
20 Jan – 22 Jan | Claremont, United States
Best Comedy
27 Jan | Las Vegas, United States
Gold World Medal
28 Jan – 4 Feb | Seattle, United States
Cortomieres: Mieres Short Film Festival
31 Jan – 4 Feb | Mieres, Spain
Audience Award
1 Feb – 8 Feb | Goa, India
17 Feb – 19 Feb | Palatka, United States
1 Mar – 12 Mar | San Jose, United States
3 Mar – 11 Mar | Spain
Jury Award
12 Mar – 19 Mar | Atlanta, United States
16 Mar – 26 Mar | Cleveland, United States
17 Mar – 25 Mar | Hamilton, Bermuda
Best Short Film - Younger Jury
Festival de Cine Creatrivas
22 Mar – 4 Apr | Spain
Social Values Award
23 Mar – 30 Mar | Phoenix, United States
29 Mar – 2 Apr | Sacramento, United States
30 Mar – 2 Apr | Atlantic City, United States
Best International Family Short Film
6 Apr – 9 Apr | Syracuse, United States
6 Apr – 10 Apr | Ashland, United States
19 Apr – 23 Apr | Toronto, Canada
20 Apr – 30 Apr | Newport Beach, United States
Best Short Film
20 Apr – 30 Apr | Minneapolis, United States
26 Apr – 4 May | Indianapolis, United States
Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film
Markey's Humanitarian Award
African Planet Award
2 May – 6 May | New York, United States
Best Narrative Film
12 May | Sherman Oaks, United States
Best Short Film
12 May – 13 May | Atlanta, United States
Best Documentary Film
12 May – 14 May | Eugene, United States
Best Narrative Short Film
18 May – 21 May | Mendocino, United States
28 May – 29 May | Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Best Short Film
2 Jun – 4 Jun | Shreveport, United States
Best Narrative Short Film
7 Jun – 11 Jun | Oklahoma City, United States
Best Narrative Short Film
Winnipeg International Film Festival
8 Jun – 11 Jun | Winnipeg, Canada
15 Jun – 18 Jun | South Bethlehem, United States
16 Jun – 18 Jun | Thredbo, Australia
Best Film
19 Jun – 24 Jun | Toronto, Canada
Honorable Mention
22 Jun – 14 Sep | Big Sur, United States
Best of Series
28 Jul – 30 Jul | Long Beach, United States
Best of Show
Best Foreign Film
29 Jul – 5 Aug | Woods Hole, United States
4 Aug – 6 Aug | Cleveland, United States
Overall Short Film
Best Scoring
Best Sound
Best Cinematography
Crested Butte Reel Fest
9 Aug – 13 Aug | Crested Butte, United States
11 Aug – 20 Aug | Calgary, Canada
Best International Drama - Mid Length Film
Gloria Film Festival
16 Aug – 26 Aug | Salt Lake City, United States
17 Aug – 20 Aug | Paducah, United States
Best Film of the Festival
24 Aug – 26 Aug | Sandpoint, United States
Best Music
6 Sep – 10 Sep | Sapporo, Japan
6 Sep – 10 Sep | Toronto, Canada
6 Sep – 10 Sep | Huntington Beach, United States
Honorable Mention
8 Sep – 11 Sep | Hailey, United States
8 Sep – 10 Sep | Oldham County, United States
Director's Choice - Foreign Film
9 Sep – 17 Sep | Tricase, Italy
13 Sep – 17 Sep | Temecula, United States
Best Short Film
15 Sep – 17 Sep | Port Townsend, United States
Bay Street Film Festival
15 Sep – 17 Sep | Thunder Bay, Canada
Honourable Mention
22 Sep – 24 Sep | Birmingham, United States
22 Sep – 24 Sep | Birmingham, United States
Storytelling Award
29 Sep – 7 Oct | Edmonton, Canada
French Speaking Film Festival of Namur
29 Sep – 6 Oct | Namur, Belgium
4 Oct – 8 Oct | Montreal, Canada
5 Oct – 9 Oct | Brookline, United States
5 Oct – 8 Oct | Nevada City, United States
5 Oct – 8 Oct | Harlem, United States
Best Short Film
5 Oct – 23 Oct | Dapto, Australia
5 Oct – 8 Oct | Missoula, United States
Best of Festival
Best Cultural Issues Film
6 Oct – 8 Oct | Ellensburg, United States
Best Short Subject
6 Oct – 8 Oct | Taos, United States
10 Oct – 15 Oct | Colchester, United Kingdom
Independent Film Festival Osnabrueck
11 Oct – 15 Oct | Osnabrück, Germany
12 Oct – 15 Oct | Ojai, United States
Honorable Mention - Narrative Short Film
12 Oct – 15 Oct | Portsmouth, United States
13 Oct – 14 Oct | Athens, United States
Best Foreign Film
13 Oct – 15 Oct | Mt Shasta, United States
13 Oct – 15 Oct | Red Bank, United States
Best Foreign Film
Cineposible International Film Festival
16 Oct – 22 Oct | Caceres, Spain
Pilar Bardem Award
18 Oct – 22 Oct | Charlotte, United States
19 Oct – 22 Oct | Toronto, Canada
21 Oct – 30 Oct | Melbourne, Australia
Best Human Rights Award
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
23 Oct – 29 Oct | Uppsala, Sweden
25 Oct – 29 Oct | Moraga, United States
26 Oct – 29 Oct | Gympie, Australia
1 Nov – 5 Nov | Toronto, Canada
Best International Short Film
4 Nov – 5 Nov | Teaneck, United States
4 Nov | Newport News, United States
Best of Show
Best Professional Film
Professional Film - Audience Choice
6 Nov – 11 Nov | Cofresi Beach, Dominican Republic
7 Nov – 11 Nov | Concord, United States
8 Nov – 12 Nov | Galesburg, United States
8 Nov – 12 Nov | Northampton, United States
10 Nov – 12 Nov | Santa Clarita, United States
10 Nov – 11 Nov | Reading, United States
10 Nov – 12 Nov | Morgan Hill, United States
Best Drama
Best Overall Film
Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio Siena
17 Nov – 25 Nov | Siena, Italy
Audience Award - International Competition
Certamen de Cortometrajes Ciutat de Valls
3 Dec | Spain
2007
Quintessence: Ouidah International Film Festival
6 Jan – 10 Jan | Benin
Best Short Film
16 Feb – 18 Feb | New Brunswick, United States
Best Short Film
22 Feb | Springfield, United States
Best of Festival
Best Short Film
25 Feb | United States
28 Feb – 4 Mar | Durango, United States
Best Live Action Short Film
Best Short Film - Audience Award
Brilliant Light Fest: International Film Festival of Los Angeles
28 Feb – 4 Mar | Los Angeles, United States
Best Short Film
1 Mar – 4 Mar | Florence, United States
Best of Show
Best Professional Short Narrative
2010
19 Nov – 27 Nov | United Kingdom

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34 min 58 s
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4/5 (< 5 ratings)
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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 14 Feb 2009