The Jungle Knows You Better Than You Do

School: LUCA School of Arts

Director: Juanita Onzaga

filmmaker's profile

Colombia is a land of ghosts. Two siblings roam these mystical landscapes in search of their dead father's spirit. Their journey takes them from Bogota to the Colombian jungle. Here they will find some answers and attract unexpected company.


Duration: 20 min.

Country: Belgium

Language: Spanish

Year: 2017

Genre: Documentary

Topic: Human Relationship

Cast & Crew

Director: Juanita Onzaga

Producer: Juanita Onzaga, Ana Maria Nieto de Gamboa, LUCA School of Arts

Writer: Juanita Onzaga

Actors: Pablo Rodríguez Onzaga, Andrés Rodríguez Gacharna, Tania López

Festivals & Awards


Special Mention - International Competition, ZagrebDox, International Documentary Festival

Uppsala International Film Festival

Reykjavik International Film Festival

Intravenosa Festival

First Step Film Fest

Festival Internacional de cine de Queretaro


Doqumenta, Queretaro

Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota

Festival de Cine de Santa Fe de Antioquia

Pravo Ljudski Film Festival


Cairo International Film Festival

Transcinema International Film Festival

Le Un manquant, Exhibition

Atlantidoc Festival de Documental de Uruguay

Hyper Hybrid Film Festival

Colombian Film Festival of New York

Millenium International Documentary Festival

Cine Privé

Mecal International Short Film Festival

FIDE, Festival International de Documentaire Emergent

Images Festival, Toronto


Special Prize of the International Jury, Generation 14+ Best Short Film - Berlin International Film Festival

Best Fiction Short Film - LASFIBA

Special Mention Best International Short - Reykjavik International Film Festival

New Talents Competition - FICCI Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena

New Winds - Kino Pavasaris Vilnius International Film Festival

International Shorts - Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

International Documentary Shorts - Guanajuato International Film Festival

South American Shorts - São Paulo International Short Film Festival


VAF Wildcard - Documentary