Children of the River
Children of the River

Children of the River

Director Javier Macipe

Production year 2014

Length 14min.

Country Spain/Portugal


In the riverside neighborhood of Oporto, all the children prove their courage by jumping from the stunning bridge Luis I into the Duero river. Leo has never done it before. He is different but he is getting tired of everyone thinking he is a coward.


Javier Macipe
Javier Macipe



Javier Macipe


Javier Macipe

Director of Photography

Javier Cerdá


Víctor Puertas


Javier Macipe


Leonardo Duraes, Samira Ramos, Eurico Garcês

Production company(ies)

Temple Audiovisuales & Riot Films

Javier Macipe

Born 1987, Zaragoza, Spain. Javier Macipe studied a degree in Audiovisual Communication or Audio and Visual Media and is specialized in the actor’s direction in the International School of Film and Television of Cuba (EICTV). During his career, he has worked in both fiction and documentary films. In his last projects he used hybrid genres. In 2011, due to the significant impact of his work, he received a scholarship for young artists by The Antonio Gala Foundation to shoot his first feature film: The disadvantages of not being God (in post-production). He was the first ever film director awarded a scholarship by this institution. In 2014, he directed the short film Childern of the River.


Vivir sin agua (2008, doc.), Efímera (2010, short), Adiós padresitos (2013, doc.), Childern of the River (2014, short)

FILMS 2015