Timecode
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    Timecode

    Directed by

    Spain

    2016

    15 min

    • Spanish

    Comedy

    Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.

    Awards

    • Palme d'or (Short Film) - Cannes IFF
    • Movistar + Award - Cinema Jove Valencia IFF
    • Best European Short Film - Filmfest Gent
    • Special Mention - IFF Tifofest
    • Youth Jury Prize of Montpellier - CINEMED
    • Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
    • Best Short Film - European Film Awards

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Lali Ayguadé
    Nicolas Ricchini
    Vicente Gil
    Pep Domenech
    Screenplay
    Pere Altimira
    Juanjo Giménez
    Cinematography
    Pere Pueyo
    Editing
    Silvia Cervantes
    Music
    Iván Céster

    Director's Statement

    I work as a free-lance programmer for an IT corporation. Nobody there knows that I direct films. The script writer teaches music in a secondary school. The editor serves Big Macs in Barcelona city center. Diego, the main character of ‘Timecode’, seems to be only a typical security guard.

    Sales
    MARVIN & WAYNE
    Production
    NADIR FILMS

    Press

    A unique piece of work (and something of a surprise winner at Cannes).

    Laurence Boyce, Cineuropa

    It makes the mathematical poetry of the musical stand out.

    Óscar de Julián, Cortosfera

    Juanjo Giménez

    Juanjo Giménez

    Spain

    There are days that I feel out of sync and anguished, and the only thing that connects me with the world is that small but stubborn idea for a possible new film. Something that will end up being a movie eventually, but that I have not shared with anyone yet.

    Juanjo Giménez was born in Barcelona. His last short film, TIMECODE (2016) won the Palm d’Or at Cannes, the 2017 European Film Award for Best Short Film, and the Goya in the same category, as well as being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Film. In all, it has won more than 100 awards at film festivals the world over. Giménez has also directed the feature film NOS HACEMOS FALTA (TILT 2003), which premiered at the IFF Rotterdam; and two documentaries, CONTACT PROOF (2014) and ESQUIVAR I PEGAR (2010), as well as several other awarded short films. His latest film is OUT OF SYNC (2021), selected at Giornati degli Autori, Toronto IFF, and Sitges FF, where it won the Best Film award.

    Selected Filmography