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Poster Balanta | © Martin Behrndt
© Martin Behrndt
Short Documentary | 2021-2022 | Music | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days5
Filming regionsColombia

Project data

Length of movie11:00
Aspect ratio16:9 (1 : 1,78)

Brief synopsis

The Balanta siblings are famous traditional musicians in the pacific coast of Colombia. In ‘Balanta’ we take a glimpse into their lifes and they show us how music is their way of coping with violence and other daily struggles.


ColoristSusi Dollnig
Director of photographyHanz Rippe
1st assistant cameraJuan Rincón
DirectorGregor Kuhlmann
Co-directorFernanda Piñeda
EditorSimon Hartl
ProducerGregor Kuhlmann
ProducerAdrian Nehm
ProducerVincent Schaack
Unit manager (local system)Erika Rippe
Sound designerJohannes Wimmer

Production companies

Locolor Filmproduktion
Paramò Films [es]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Gregor Kuhlmann2023Festival de Cine de los Montanas [co]
Best Short Documentary
Best Short DocumentaryWinner
Gregor Kuhlmann2022Quibdo Africa Film Festival [co]
Best Short Documentary
Best Short DocumentaryWinner
Gregor Kuhlmann2022Atlantic International Film Festival [ca]
Best Documental Short film
Best Documental Short filmWinner


2023USAColombian Film Festival New York
2023ColombiaInternational Film Festival in Linarense
2023ColombiaMiradas Medellín - Film and Audiovisual Arts Festival
2023ColombiaThe International Short Film Festival of Cali,
2022ColombiaBogota International Documentary Film Festival
2022ColombiaFestival de Cine Corto de Popayán
2022ColombiaQuibdo Africa Film Festival