The bus

2022 I Short-Documentary I 29min I Colour


A bus picks up some passengers on Friday morning to travel the route that brings them closer to the weekend, with their plans, their reflections and their fears. The same bus will pick them up on Sunday afternoon to return them to where they came from.


Direction: Sandra Reina
Script: Sandra Reina y Francisco Menchón
Direction of Cinematography: Aïda Torrent
Art Direction: Laura Galofre
Sound Direction: Gianni Quarta
Editing: Elodie Leuthold
Executive Producer: Valérie Delpierre
Coproducer: Jaume Fargas Coll
Production: Inicia Films S.L. With the support of ICAA, ICEC. With the collaboration of Institut Ramon Llull. 


Premios Goya 2024 (SPAIN)
Nomination for Best Short Documentary

Premios Gaudí 2024 (SPAIN)
Best Short Film


CLAM – Festival Internacional de Cine Social de Cataluña 2023 (SPAIN)

Premios Pávez – Festival Nacional de Cortometrajes de Talavera de la Reina 2023 (SPAIN)

Muestra Internacional de Films de Mujeres de Barcelona 2023 (SPAIN)

Krakow Film Festival (POLAND)

Ull Nu Festival de Cine Emergente de Andorra 2023 (ANDORRA)
Best Short Film

Festival de Málaga 2023 (SPAIN)

World Premiere South by Southwest – SXSW 2023 (UNITED STATES)

At Inicia Films we understand that production is a way to influence society and connect emotionally with the audience. Since 2006 we have been working to promote new generations of filmmakers and thus give them a voice in today’s audiovisual world.

Through the eyes of our creators, the sensitivity of our authors, we accompany the development of international projects and multicultural talent, building bridges between their experiences abroad and their roots. We deal with topics that respond to current concerns and we believe that by connecting people and emotions we can help draw new narrative and visual horizons.

The films produced by Inicia Films have been selected and awarded at numerous festivals, including “Schoolgirls” by Pilar Palomero with four 2021 Goya Awards, including Best Film; “Summer 1993” by Carla Simón, Best First Film at the Berlinale 2017; “La Maternal” also by Pilar Palomero, winner of the Silver Shell for Best Performance, “20,000 species of bees” by Estibaliz Urresola, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance, two Forque Awards including Best Film, two Feroz Awards including Best dramatic film and 3 Goya Awards 2024; “Foremost by night” by Víctor Iriarte, premiered at Giornate degli autori in Venice and winner of the Feroz Arrebato de Ficcion Prize; “Unicorns” by Àlex Lora, with Premiere in the Official Section of the Malaga Festival and “Teresa” by Paula Ortiz, premiered in this edition of the Seminci in Valladolid. For documentaries such as “Singing on the Rooftops” by Enric Ribes, with Premiere at Sheffield DocFest. Also for shorts such as “Los desheredados” by Laura Ferrés, Best Short Film at the Semaine de la Critique de Cannes, “El bus” by Sandra Reina, premiered at SXSW, Nominated for the Goya Awards and winner of the Gaudí Prize.


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