Odysseus Gambit

2011 | Documentary - Short film | 12min


Gambit is a chess opening  movent  in which you sacrifice a pawn to get an advantage.  Saravuth, like Ulises, does a daily sacrifice, hoping to get an advantage at the game of life.


Direction: Alex Lora
Script: Alex Lora
Production companies: Inicia Films, with the support of ICAA, Fulbright and CUNY.
Executive production: Valérie Delpierre
Original music: Saravuth Inn
Direction of photography: Alex Lora
Location: Nueva York, USA
Edition: Alex Lora
Production management: Carlota Royuela
Direct sound: Carlota Royuela


Sundance film festival (USA) Best documentary

Metropolitan Film Festival of New York (USA)
Best documentary short film

VAD Girona (Spain)
RTVE award

Intermon-Oxfam Actua 
Festival (Spain / Latinoamérica)
Jury’s special mention

Tacoma Film Festival (USA)
Best documentary

Signes de Nuit Film Festival (France)
Best documentary

Madrid-PNR Film Festival (Spain)
Best documentary

FIBABC Film Festival (Spain)
Best documentary

Sardinia Film Festival (Italy)
Best documentary

SediciCorto International Film Festival of Forli (Italy)
Best documentary

Dieciminuti International Film Festival (Italy)
Best documentary

U.frame International Film Festival de Porto (Portugal)
Best documentary

Visual Sound Barcelona Film Festival (Spain)
Best documentary

52º Film Festival of Cracovia (Poland)
Golden Dragon for Best short film

IV Gaudí Awards (Spain)
Nominated for best documentary short film

Vimeo Awards (USA)
Nominated for best documentary short film

L’Alternativa, Barcelona Independent Film Festival (Spain)

Big Apple Film Festival in New York (USA)

Flyway Film Festival (USA)

Harlem International Film Festival (USA)

Cabbagetown Short Fim & Video Festival in Toronto (Canada)

Shnit International Film Festival (Switzerland)

Festival Baumann Terrassa (Spain)

Milano Film Festival (Italy)

35th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt (Germany)

Readymade Film Festival (USA)

Metropolitan Film Festival of New York (Manhattan USA)

Bronx International Film Festival (Bronx USA)

Wallabout Film Festival BAM (Brooklyn USA)

Gimli International Film Festival (Canada)

Collecchio Film Festival (Italy) 

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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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