ROMPENTE a film by
Santi is a teenage father who lives in a small coastal town. During the day he has a job as a fisherman, while at night he smuggles seafood. While his girlfriend Lucia takes care of their baby all by herself, Santi, absent and overwhelmed by responsibility, seeks refuge and redemption in the sea.


Running time: 26 min.

Colour: Colour

Shooting format: HD

Language: Galician

Production country: Spain

Production: Zeitun Films

Year: 2022

With Sergio Baleirón, Soraya Luaces and Vicente Mohedano.


Director: Eloy Domínguez Serén

Scriptwriter: Eloy Domínguez Serén

Director of photography: Diego Romero Suárez-Llanos

Editors: Cristóbal Fernández, Eloy Domínguez Serén

Art director: Melania Freire

Sound design: Emilio García

Producer: Felipe Lage Coro


Festival de Málaga, Spain. World Premiere, Best Short Film Award
Festival de Cans, Spain. Best Short Film Award
Short Waves Festival, Poland
Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, Portugal
Fascurt, Festival de cortometrajes del Masnou, Spain. Best Short Film Award
Xociviga – Xornadas de Cine e Video de Galicia, Spain. Youth Jury Award
Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De Verín, Spain. Audience Award
Festival Internacional de Cinema de Bueu, Spain. Best Galician Short Film Award
Festival Primavera Do Cine, Spain
Imagineindia Film Festival, Spain
Ourense Film Festival, Spain. AISGE Award for Best Actor (Sergio Baleirón)
PriFest – Prishtina International Film Festival, Kosovo
Job Film Days, Italy. Best Subject Award
Abycine – Festival de Cine de Albacete, Spain
Curtocircuíto – International Film Festival, Spain
Bolton International Film Festival, UK
Filmfest Eberswalde, Germany
Avilés Acción Film Festival, Spain
Festival De Cortometrajes K-Lidoscopi, Spain
Premios Pávez – Festival Nacional de Cine, Spain
Octubre Corto – Festival de Cine de Arnedo, Spain
Caminhos Film Festival, Portugal
Baku International Short Film Festival, Azerbaijan
Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón, Spain
Lublin Film Festival, Poland
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena, Spain – PNR (Plataforma de Nuevos Realizadores). Award for Best Short Film
Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote, Spain
Andares: Acciones Cinematográficas, Peru
MUSOC en corto, Spain
Sanfici – Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Colombia
KINO Athens, Greece
Concurso de Cortometrajes CREAT RIVAS, Spain. Best Director Award. Best Short Film Award
International Film Festival of Uruguay
Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Radio City, Spain
Construir Cine – Festival Internacional de Cine sobre el Trabajo, Argentina
Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival, Slovenia
DiversimaCine Film Festival, Spain


After graduating from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) Eloy Dominguez Serén started his career as a film critic and co-founder and co-director of A CUARTA PAREDE Magazine. In 2010 he served on the Youth Jury of the Venice Film Festival. The following year he moved to Stockholm, where he directed two short films: PETTRING (2013) and NO NOVO CÉIO (2014). In 2014 he filmed the medium-length film JET LAG and during the following two years he completed NO COW ON THE ICE (2015) —premiered at Visions du Réel— and the short films YELLOW BRICK ROAD (2016) and RUST (2016). In 2018 he premiered the feature film HAMADA at IDFA. Having been screened at festivals such as BAFICI and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the film won awards at the Cinéma du Réel, FIC Xixón and Porto/Post/Doc festivals. In 2020 he launches two more short films: SAFETY DISTANCE, about the pandemic in his native village, and THE BODIES, premiered at IDFA, selected at Clermont-Ferrand, Jeonju or Bafici and awarded at Tempo or Play-Doc. In 2022 he realeses ROMPENTE, winner of the Best Short Film Award at Málaga Film Festival and selected at Vila do Conde or Short Waves Festival.

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