The Tiger’s Fight


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The Tiger’s Fight.

After a year of drought, Nicolas and Pablo, best friends, prepare for “The Tigers’ Fight”, a prehispanic ritual where the village men fight each other to imitate thunder and foster the rain, hope of a good harvest. Some of the tigers also deliver commitment flowers to a girl as a sign of love. This year, Nicolas has decided to offer flowers not to a girl, but to Pablo.


Denisse Quintero is a writer graduate of the Film Training Centre. She has served as writer and producer of several short films. She has participated in international meetings as a Founding member of Secret Agents where he developed multiple fictions and documentaries. She wrote and directed the short film Carreteras in 2013 presented at the Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva in the same year. Her project,The Tiger’s Fight – El Tigre y la Flor (2016) won the Development Grant from IMCINE.


  • Title
    The Tiger’s Fight
  • Rights
    Festivals, Sales
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    16′, col.

  • Director 
    Denisse Quintero
  • Screenplay
    Denisse Quintero
  • Editing
    Miguel Salgado
  • Photography
    AMC, Jerónimo Rodríguez-García

  • Music
    Camilla Uboldi
  • Sound
    Omar Juárez, Isabel Muñoz
  • Cast
    Hoze Meléndez, Jose Pescina, Brenda Castillo, Daniel Rivera, Myriam Bravo

  • Producers 
    Paola Rivera Pérez, Oscar Salazar
  • Production 
    IMCINE, Agentes Secretos, Diva Films

  • Mix Mexico 2016
  • Short Mexico 2016
  • La Habana New Latin American Film Festival 2016 – Latinoamerica en perspectiva
  • Morelia International Film Festival 2016 – Mexican Short Film
  • Native Crossroads Film Festival Norman 2017
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival 2017
  • Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Austin 2017
  • Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2017
  • Out Film CT Hartford 2017
  • Rumbo al Ariel Mexico City 2017
  • Hidalgo International Film Festival 2017
  • La Gozadera Mexico City 2017
  • Cineteca Nuevo León Monterrey 2017
  • Centro Cultural Bella Epoca Mexico City 2017
  • Bolivia International Human Rights Film Festiva Sucre 2017
  • Taxco International Film Festival 2017
  • Museum Of Fine Arts Wicked Queer Boston 2017
  • Film Festival Ensenada 2017 – Mexican Short Film Competition
  • Perlen Queer Film Festival Hannover 2017
  • Chéries-Chéris Paris 2017
  • Tirana International Film Festival 2017 – Special Programme
  • Des Images aux Mots Toulouse 2018
  • Rozen Filmdagen Amsterdam 2018
  • L’Aquila LGBT Film Festival 2018
  • Fairy Fantastic Out in the Woods Pittsburgh 2018
  • FICH Hermosillo 2018
  • Xposed Berlin Queer Film Festival 2018
  • Panama LGBT Film FestIval Espacio Seis 2018
  • DIGO Film Festival Goiania 2018 – International Short Film Competition
  • Mexicali International Film Festival 2018
  • Los Pinos 2018
  • Playa del Carmen Queer Film Festival 2018
  • Pomona College Claremont 2019
  • Wayne State University Detroit 2019
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 2019
  • Queers in Shorts Cambridge 2019

  • Ariel Awards 2017 – Best Short Film (nomination)
  • DIGO Film Festival Goiania 2018 – Best Director International Short Film Competition

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