Héctor Silva Núñez (Venezuela)

Héctor Silva Núñez is a Venezuelan screenwriter and director born in Cabimas and currently based in Santiago, Chile. He graduated from the International School of Film and Television in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, with a degree in screenwriting. His short film Anfibio (2015) had its world premiere at the Cinéfondation section of the Cannes Film Festival, won the award for best short film at the Huelva Film Festival and was selected at numerous international film festivals. His short film El destetado (2018) premiered at the Short Cuts section of the Toronto Film Festival and won the award for best short film at the La Plata Latin American Film Festival. Héctor has taught film at the Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela, and was a guest researcher at Concordia University in Montreal, under the Canadian scholarship program “Emerging Leaders of the Americas”. He is currently writing and developing Hueso, his first narrative feature film, a project that participated in the Guadalajara Talents and won the script development award from Venezuela’s Autonomous National Center of Filmmaking (CNAC).

Hueso — Brayan is not prepared to become a father during a severe economic crisis. Feeling that his freedom is threatened, he leaves the city and takes refuge in his remote Afro-descendant village, in the middle of the Venezuelan jungle. Back in his old home after several years, Brayan faces the void left by his father’s death.