December 30, 2014

El Día Después (The Morning After)

This short film is about a boss and her female employee talking about what happened last night. It's just a simple conversation, but their body language offer more than what their words have to offer. Cute.

On Vimeo:

El Día Después from Chus de Castro on Vimeo.

Directed by Scott Cleverdon & Assumpta Serna

On YouTube, with English subtitles:

December 27, 2014

La Mesa Servida (The Table Is Set)

This short film is about a man who steals pigs, supposedly to eat with his wife. Set amidst a town where very few people get to eat meat, this story goes from odd to downright silly as the days pass by.

Note: NSFW due to some sexual scenes, but what an ending.

La Mesa Servida, on YouTube

Directed by Kenya Márquez

December 25, 2014

Situación Idílica (Idyllic Situation)

This short film is about a guy who, laden by work, suddenly finds his desk clear of papers. Forays into a snow-filled world soon come around, too.

But seriously, if only work could go away just like that - beautiful.

Situación Idílica (2009) de Jesús López Alarcón from David Díaz on Vimeo.

Directed by Jesús Alarcón

December 23, 2014

La Loteria

This short film is about a man's green card, and the girlfriend he can choose to bring with him - provided he marries her. With beautiful shots, amusing back stories, and great storytelling, this short film made me smile and hope.

Official website
Facebook page
Director's website

On Vimeo:

La Loteria from Shahir Daud on Vimeo.

Directed by Shahir Daud

On YouTube:

December 20, 2014

El Viaje (The Trip)

This award-winning short film features two boys stumbling upon a man who has, to put it as they have, "gone on a trip". With the story told in beautiful black-and-white, we look at the story of an overdosed drug addict through the eyes of these young kids. Such a hearty end note.

On YouTube:

El Viaje, on YouTube

Directed by Toni Bestard

On Vimeo:

December 16, 2014

Contagiando Humanidad

This short film is about an old mailman and an old lady puppeteer he delivers mail to. It also introduces the concept of Teatro Lambe Lambe, which is "essentially a form of puppetry or shape animation that takes place inside a confined but easily transportable space, usually a box placed on a tripod that, normally, one spectator would watch at a time." (Definition taken from here.)

Simple, but cute.

Producer's website

On Vimeo:

Cortometraje "Contagiando Humanidad" from Maceteros Producciones on Vimeo.

Directed by Camilo Farías

On YouTube, with English subtitles:

December 13, 2014

El Otro José (The Other Jose)

This short film is about a taxi cab driver who finds a life-changing moment after going through a rough ordeal - one wherein he gets a pretty bad rejection. His life - and his overall persona - will then seem to indeed change for the better... Or so they say. He'll show her that he has, anyhow.

This starts rather darkly, but it lightens up considerably as the movie progresses. Fun film.

El otro José / The other Jose from Alejandro Guzmán on Vimeo.

Directed by Alejandro Guzmán

December 9, 2014

Amanecer (Daybreak)

This short film is about a man struggling to provide for his family, who he moved with to Australia. The hardships he faces is as realistic as could be, but as sad as this film is, it also has its beautiful moments.

Facebook page
Producer's website (Puracé Pictures)
Producer's website (Marshmallow Productions)

On Vimeo:

AMANECER (daybreak) short film from Purace Pictures on Vimeo.

Directed by Alvaro Ruiz

On YouTube:

December 6, 2014

Deseos Encontrados (Found Pleasure)

This short film is about two girls who are best of friends, and how one of them may just have feelings for the other. It's interesting how this kind of scenario is applicable (and maybe more apparent) to everyone today, so be ever so mindful.

(Mi Amigo Jaime is a film of a similar nature, only with teen boys as its principal actors.)

Facebook page

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.

Deseos Encontrados, on YouTube

Directed by Sergio Guerra

December 4, 2014

A Short Love Story In Stop Motion

This short film uses stop motion animation to tell the story of a little girl's dream of love and life. With simple scenes and hardly any dialogue, this movie is simple, yet beautiful.

Director's website

A Short Love Story In Stop Motion from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.

Directed by Carlos Lascano

December 2, 2014


This short film is about Alma, a woman caught in the tangle of human trafficking. She begins the day simply, with not many expectations, but ends up in a terrible situation that is not of her own choosing.

This is gritty and sad. It also makes you reflect on the horrible, illegal industry where a lot of people get rich from, on the pain of others.

Producer's website

Alma from Martín Senderowicz on Vimeo.

Directed by Marcela Suppicich

On YouTube, with English subtitles:

November 29, 2014

It Girl

This short film about a recently laid off woman and her ill husband is a parody on egobloggers. Amusing in its portrayal of popular it girls, but with a comical, tragic spin. Totally coolerica.

On YouTube:

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.

It Girl, on YouTube

Directed by Oriol Puig Playà

On Vimeo:

November 25, 2014

Sinécdoque (Synecdoche)

This short film features a number of Polaroids taken by a girl from when she was 3 years old to when she was 20 years old. It's an emotional journey involving family, friends, growing up, and plenty of photographs. Beautiful and heartfelt.

Official website

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.

Sinécdoque, on YouTube

Directed by Ignacio Rodó

November 22, 2014

Disculpe, Caballero

This short film about a guy getting constant calls from a telemarketer is funny, but realistic, too. Quite annoying, and also rather sad.

Also one of the reasons why I prefer pay-as-you-go mobile access to postpaid plans.

On Vimeo:

Cortometraje "Disculpe caballero" from Leixandre Froufe on Vimeo.

Directed by Leixandre Froufe

On YouTube, with English subtitles:

November 20, 2014

El Monstruo

This animated short film is about a girl with a big bag, and a cab driver getting very curious about it. What in the world could be in that bag?

El monstruo from santiago rocha on Vimeo.

Directed by Santiago Rocha

November 18, 2014

Creepy Crawly

This short film features a mystery about a creepy crawly that seems to be terrorizing a town. Amidst guys with guns and deaths abound, this movie might just give you another reason to be frightened of arthropods.

Notably, there's also a version of this film with an English-speaking cast.

Facebook page

Creepy Crawly - Short Horror Film (Spanish with English subs) from Jason Daly on Vimeo.

Directed by Robert Massetti & Jason Daly

On YouTube:

November 15, 2014

Prita Noire

This short film features a curious tale of two sisters trapped in a strange land. Told in beautiful stop motion animation and choice words, this movie will show us a journey of routine, curiosity, and waking up.

Director's Facebook page

PRITA Noire from Nahuyaca Films on Vimeo.

Directed by Sofia Carrillo

November 11, 2014

Nico Tiene Una Novia

This short film is about a guy finally finding himself a girlfriend. Features a cute, lovable girl, a toaster, and lots of sparks. A happy and feel good movie, this one.

Facebook page

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.

Nico Tiene Una Novia, on YouTube

Directed by Daniel Zorrilla

November 8, 2014

Viaje Temporal

This fun short film is about a guy wanting to go back in time so he can keep himself from breaking the game console right after he completed his game. Features geekiness, a messy flat, and weirdly labeled cereal boxes. Actual time travel might just happen.

Fun stuff.

Facebook page

On Vimeo:

"Viaje Temporal", Cortometraje from CRISAL FILMS on Vimeo.

Directed by Alberto Santaella

On YouTube, with English subtitles:

November 4, 2014

Superhéroe (Superhero)

This short film about a special kind of superhero is quite sweet. It's simple, and yet the narration is full of meaning. Heartfelt and beautiful.

Superhéroe, on YouTube

Directed by Raúl Barrera

November 1, 2014

Presencia (Presence)

This short film about two women and a possible crime scene raises more questions than answers. Who wants to kill who? Who is the guy in the hoodie? What actually happened that night?

[Also check out Obsesión, another film by the same director, which has other women amidst other (stalkerish) crimes.]

Official website

"Presence" / "Presencia" from Alejandro Espina on Vimeo.

Directed by Alejandro Espina

October 30, 2014

Una Cuestión De Etiqueta (A Question Of Tagging)

This short film about a guy who tagged his friend during a funeral just about questions if there is a right time and place to "properly" use a social networking site. (It's so ingrained in our society that sometimes some of us don't even think twice about posting something anymore.)

Still - at a funeral?

Director's website (Villarroya)

Una Cuestión De Etiqueta, on YouTube

Directed by Roger Villarroya & Mario Rico

October 28, 2014

Inspiración (Inspiration)

If you were a writer working on your next book, what would you (not) do to get over your writer's block? Would you hire your favorite prostitute, and trust a seemingly shady man to give you "inspiration"?

How far would you (not) go?

On Vimeo:

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.
*Note: To understand subtitles, some context may be necessary.

"Inspiración" (2014) from Barry´s Kidnapping films on Vimeo.

Directed by Antonio Clemente

On Youtube:

October 25, 2014

Muertas De Asco (Sick Death)

This short film features two sisters who are on their way to meet up their dad. They have a tied-up zombie in the trunk, and more zombies are on the open road.

Besides bloody entrails, circus acts, bounty hunters, and a mechanized monkey, this movie actually features pseudo-familial love amidst the zombie apocalypse.

(Interested in another zombie movie? Zombies and Cigarettes has that, and the awkward non-hero, too.)

Facebook page
Director's website

Muertas De Asco (English subtitles) from Miguel G. Catalan on Vimeo.

Directed by Miguel Catalán

October 21, 2014

Lo Que Quiero De Ti (What I Want From You)

This short film about two men, separately talking about their relationship to others, is really quite curious. On the one hand, you have a shy stalker, and on the other hand, you have a restless playboy. Of course, it takes a turn for the weird as they talk more about themselves, and how they view each other.

This movie personally leaves me thoughtful, and with the inkling to check out Nosferatu.

Producer's website

Lo Que Quiero De Ti, on YouTube

Directed by Miguel Lafuente

On Vimeo:

October 18, 2014

Eres Cada Solitario Instante (You Are Each Solitary Moment)

This short film about a young man who committed murder (and then simply walked away) leaves my mind blown. Done with little dialogue but with quite some build-up, this film just amazes me with its simplicity and impact.

Here's the director's given snippet about the film:

Inspired in (sic) the poem "You are not the others" (The iron coin, 1976) by Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, this film tells the story of a young man that kills in cold blood a person who has entered into his house, and then escapes from the crime scene.

(Want to see another short film that features, once again, a coldblooded murderer? Check out La Culpa.)

Director's website

Eres Cada Solitario Instante (You are each solitary moment) 2012) from Nicolás Iaconis on Vimeo.

Directed by Nicolás Iaconis IV

October 16, 2014

El Monstruo Del Armario (The Monster In The Closet)

This short film about a lurking something in the dark bedroom closet will give you (and your young one) just the right chills. You never know just what could be in there.

Heads up to reader Gary S. for sending in this one.

Director's website

El Monstruo Del Armario, on Youtube

Directed by Pablo Conde

October 14, 2014

Frikis (Nerds)

This short film is about the relationship between a geeky guy and his girl. Reeking with video game nerdiness, this movie is told with animation, chiptune music, and plenty of geeky references.

Nerdiness aside, this actually shows some realistic sides of relationships - from joint shopping to sex to left-behind friends. It also informs us that maybe we do need to carry our phones with us at all times.

(Need more geek? Here's a short film with a comic book guy.)

Director's website

Frikis, on YouTube

Directed by Jorge Romeo

October 11, 2014

Dios Sólo Mira (God Only Watches)

This short film about a photojournalist taking a certain photo at Haiti in 2010 has more than just a controversy to unfold. It also has a moral debate, beautiful cinematography, and curious premonitions.

Would you have taken that photo?

Facebook page

Dios Sólo Mira (short film) from Alejandro Villalba on Vimeo.

Directed by Alejandro Villalba & Miguel Díaz Rivera

On Youtube:

October 9, 2014

Esto No Está Bien (It's Not Right)

I suppose that having sexytime with your sister on a whim will keep the boredom away all right, but some lines should definitely not be crossed.

Oh, and yeah: Superman undies are cute.

Director's website (YT)

Esto No Está Bien, on YouTube

Directed by Juanan Villegas

October 7, 2014

El Héroe

This award-winning animated short film (in Cannes, no less) presents to us a man who tries to stop a woman from jumping off the subway tracks.

Played out in a sea of grimy scenes and people-crushing waves, El Héroe shows us that life isn't always beautiful, and our good intentions aren't always what's needed.

El Héroe, on Youtube

Directed by Carlos Carrera

October 4, 2014

La Boca Del León (The Lion's Mouth)

This short film is about a to-be possessed man video-calling a priest, who then tries to perform an exorcism via phone. It sounds odd, true, but the video snippets we see and the shaky camera usage lends an interesting, yet quite realistic, view on the whole thing.

Just to add background, here's a synopsis provided by the producers:

A strong depression devoted itself to Mr. Montalvo to live haunted by the world of the dead. But this macabre game has gone too far. Just one last call for help could be his salvation.

Producer's website

LA BOCA DEL LEÓN from Geofilms Entertainment on Vimeo.

Directed by Alfonso Garcia

October 2, 2014


This short film is about a girl with nothing to do. When a boring day comes, you just sometimes need to do something - anything - interesting.

Beautiful shots, leading movements, and an ending that you'll love to reblog.

Director's website

Morado, on Youtube

Directed by Nestor F.

September 30, 2014

Yo También Te Quiero (I Like You Too)

This short film features a guy talking about how he waits for his girl friend to be his girlfriend. The pains of being in this nefarious place is given glorious detail, and is peppered only by a building frustration... oh, and a dog.

(For another tale from the friendzone, check out La Carta De Los Secretos.)

Yo También Te Quiero, on Youtube

Directed by Jack Zagha Kababie

With English subtitles:

September 27, 2014

Brutal Relax

Mr. Olivarez comes out of recovery to enjoy the beach. Apparently, he will have more fun than he thinks he could, gore and creatures from the sea notwithstanding.

This fun short film is brought to you by the same guys who made the bloody great short, Fist of Jesus.

Facebook page

On Youtube:

Brutal Relax, on Youtube

Directed by Rafa Dengrá, Adrián Cardona, & David Muñoz

On Vimeo:

September 25, 2014

La Búsqueda (The Search)

This short film is about a father looking for his daughter, and his daughter looking for... something, amidst all the alcohol. It's interesting how they're connected with the string of a tin can telephone.

Sometimes, even when we think we've sunk really low, we'll find that there's someone out there who may actually still care for us.

On Global Short Film Network:

La Búsqueda, on Global Short Film Network

Directed by Brendan Choisnet

On Vimeo:

September 23, 2014

En La Próxima Parada (At The Next Stop)

This short film is about a guy who is looking for a girlfriend, and finds a left-behind planner instead. Amidst beautiful string music and a black-and-white landscape, this movie shows us the initial awkwardness and undeniable spark between two people looking for love.

Oh, and that ending? Cute.

Official website
Facebook page

En la próxima parada (cortometraje) from Luis Francisco Pérez (PAQUERO) on Vimeo.

Directed by Luis Francisco Pérez

With English subtitles:

September 20, 2014

Huecos (Gaps)

The ever-ticking clock, the gaps in the bookshelf, and the short messages mean something to the old man, but what, exactly? Great story-telling on this one, and what a revealing ending, too.

Director's website

Huecos, on Youtube

Directed by Andoni Garrido Fernández

September 18, 2014

Doble Check

This short film about an (un)read WhatsApp message shows us just how the Internet keeps couples together... and apart. Communicating has never been easier, I think.

Oh, and remember kids: El doble check es DIOS.

Director's website

Doble Check from Paco Caballero on Vimeo.

Directed by Paco Caballero

On Youtube, with English subtitles:

September 16, 2014

Desire on a Fall Afternoon

This short film about a girl baby-sitting a boy on a wheelchair has hidden desire written all over it. It must ache to want to be touched.

But really, that caged bird provided quite a message from the start.

Director's website

Desire on a Fall Afternoon, on Youtube

Directed by Ricard Befan

September 13, 2014

Juan Con Miedo (Fearful John)

This short film about two kids, an old legend, and a haunted house is creepy, and really rather curious. Is the legend real or not?

Well, either way, fact is usually stranger than fiction.

Official website

On Youtube:

Juan Con Miedo, on Youtube

Directed by Daniel Romero

On Vimeo, with English subtitles:

September 11, 2014

El Desayuno

All the dog wants is a nice, heaping plate of bacon and eggs. He will do almost anything to get that delicious breakfast. (You have to applaud his efforts, too.)

But really: what a cute and smart dog.

On Vimeo:

El Desayuno (cortometraje) from Entropic Films on Vimeo.

Directed by Laura Sisteró & Carlos Alonso

On Youtube, with English subtitles:

September 9, 2014

El Último Canto Del Pájaro Cú (The Cu Bird's Last Song)

This short film about a man reminiscing his life while on a hospital bed is curious, yet somewhat sad. Interestingly, the story-telling is done with glimpses, mixed memories, and thoughts about the sea.

(The ending is reminiscent of the one in El Orden De Las Cosas.)

El Último Canto Del Pájaro Cú, on Youtube

Directed by Alonso Ruiz Palacios

With English subtitles:

September 6, 2014

Ruedas (Wheels)

This short film, which is about a young boy who may not be able to fulfill his biking dream, brought out the tears in me. That someone that young should contract a terminal illness is just heart-breaking.

Producer's website

RUEDAS (WHEELS). Español (eng sub). from 29 LETRAS on Vimeo.

Directed by Alberto Gómez Uriol

September 4, 2014


This short film about an arguing couple, stuffed dolls, and little windows is as funny as they come. Loving the mixed media, and it's amusing how the story is aptly fit in less than a minute.

Director's website

Ventanitas from Manuel Bartual on Vimeo.

Directed by Manuel Bartual

September 2, 2014

3 Minutos (3 Minutes)

This short film featuring a father and a child is almost heart-breaking. It's almost sad how three minutes could pass by so quickly. Oh, how precious the seconds could be.

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.

3 Minutos, on Youtube

Directed by Ruben Soto

August 30, 2014

Cúmulo & Nimbo

This short film about two guys staring at clouds is really rather curious. What's with the puppets? What's with the dream? Was that a meta angle? Interesting end note, too.

Producer's website

CUMULO & NIMBO - Cortometraje (SUB-ENG) from Nicolás Melmann on Vimeo.

Directed by Ariel Martinez Herrera

August 28, 2014

Iniciación A La Fotografía

This amusing short film is about how a couple, especially the particularly talkative wife, is inquiring about photography lessons.

The agony and awkwardness of the inappropriate intrusion is only topped by an interesting side note at the very end. Funny.

Director's website

Iniciación a la fotografía from Nico Aguerre on Vimeo.

Directed by Nico Aguerre

With English subtitles (on Youtube):

August 26, 2014

Dulce (Sweet)

This short film about love (for both young and old) is beautiful and a little sad. It stirs up memories of holding hands with your special someone, and fulfilled dreams.

Very, very sweet.

Director's website

Dulce (sin subtítulos) from AniuR Creativos Audiovisuales on Vimeo.

Directed by Iván Ruiz Flores

With English subtitles:

August 23, 2014

El Orden De Las Cosas (The Order of Things)

This dramatic short film about a woman and her husband's belt is almost heart-breaking. The subtle hint of domestic abuse rings throughout the film, and the story-telling for it has been done well.

Fitting ending, but oh, how sad it is.

Official website

On Vimeo:

EL ORDEN DE LAS COSAS (the order of things) from ALENDA Brothers on Vimeo.

Directed by César Esteban Alenda & José Esteban Alenda

On Youtube:

August 21, 2014

Control Z

This short film about a guy wanting to edit his life is amusing, but it does have an interesting message at the end. Oh, and beware of amusing sex scenes here.

I don't think I'd like to edit my life that way myself. Hurrah for all its ups and downs.

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.

Control Z, on Youtube

Directed by Carlos Iglesias & José Fernández Negrete

August 19, 2014

No Me Ama (She Doesn't Love Me)

This short film about a couple traveling through Uruguay features an interesting monologue about a guy and his feelings for his girl. Is it about the words left unsaid, or the expression of love through little gestures?

Still, how cute.

No Me Ama, on Youtube

Directed by Martín Piroyansky

On Vimeo:

August 16, 2014


This short film about two men writing a song, and looking for someone to play a violin, is intriguing, to say the least. It's gritty, there are hints of a kidnapping, as well as plenty of drinks, and the phone never seems to ring.

Turra, turrita.

Director's website

Cantautor, on Youtube

Directed by Emiliano Romero

With English subtitles:

August 14, 2014

La Carta De Los Secretos

This film about a guy who talks about the little secrets of the girl that he likes is actually rather endearing. I am loving that last line too.


La carta de los secretos from Oscar Moreno on Vimeo.

Directed by Oscar Moreno

August 12, 2014

Paraíso Perdido (Paradise Lost)

This short film is actually very tragic, but it's beautiful, too. There are just really some times when you can't help but feel so hopeless in life, and it can push you to do some horrible things.

Producer's website

Paraíso Perdido, on Youtube

Directed by Ismael Nava Alejos

August 9, 2014

Obsesión (Obsession)

This short film about a woman obsessed over a famous model is really rather eerie. Obsession to the point of sending death threats indeed shows an unstable mind.

Nevertheless, great acting on this one. Oh, and fan service.

Producer's website

On Vimeo:

"Obsesión" / "Obsession" - Cortometraje / Shortfilm (Eng. Subs.) from Alejandro Espina on Vimeo.

Directed by Alejandro Espina

On Youtube:

August 7, 2014

Semental (Stallion)

This short film between a married woman and her lover quickly spirals from happy making out to dramabomb explosions. It's sometimes funny how people deceive other people, particularly in close relationships.

Director's website (YT)

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.

Semental, on Youtube

Directed by Juanan Villegas

August 5, 2014

Copia A ("A" Copy)

This silent animated short film is about a projectionist and a curious, unlabeled reel. It quickly devolves into an intriguing mess of things, and ends up with a rather meta note.

As always though, be mindful about your greed.

Producer's website

Copia A (3D animated short film by Trexel Animation) from Trexel Animation on Vimeo.

Directed by Pablo Alberto Díaz & Gervasio Rodríguez Traverso

August 2, 2014


This short film is about a corrupt man with a shady lifestyle, and he is about to get an interesting revelation. Gritty, has some blood, and quite realistic in its own right.

Sometimes, you really don't (and maybe can't) know somebody, even if they're very close to you.

Cortometraje Estocolmo (2007) Eng Subs from Miguel Larraya on Vimeo.

Directed by Miguel Larraya

July 31, 2014

Amor Urbano (Urban Love)

This cute modern-day love story features some gross actions that may affect your sensibilities. Oh, to find a partner who would accept you for all that you are, from your nose-picking, to the smells of your feet.

Urban Love (amor urbano) HD /HV30 ShortFilm/Cortometraje from Paco Gomez Vega on Vimeo.

Directed by Paco Gomez Vega

July 29, 2014

Cólera (Cholera)

This short film about a town angrily facing a sick recluse uses such great movement and shots to hint about an intriguing story. Simple enough, yet it gives a neat plot for you to think about.

It also reminds you to be careful about where your shots fall to.

Facebook page
Producers' website

Cólera from Sr.&Sra. on Vimeo.

Directed by Aritz Moreno

July 26, 2014

Primera Vez (First Time)

This short film about a woman's first sexual experience is defining, awkward, and, well, short. Amusing and endearing in its simplicity, really.

On Vimeo:

primera vez (first time short film)ENG.SUB. from Sergio Beator on Vimeo.

Directed by Sergio Beator

On Youtube:

July 24, 2014

Amor Y Desengaño (Love And Disappointment)

This short film is reminiscent of 1920s films (it has love! drama! flapper dresses!), but is interesting, because it actually has a kind of public service announcement at the very end.

Indeed, there are other and better ways to take care of certain situations.

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.

Amor Y Desengaño, on Youtube

Directed by Fernando Orejudo

July 22, 2014

Mi Amigo Jaime

This short film about a teenage boy and his friend Jaime is actually rather sweet. Amidst pool laps and beach waves, it depicts just how it feels like when you fall in love with your best friend.

Also, bromance.

On Vimeo:

My friend Jaime from Alejandro Beltran on Vimeo.

Directed by Alejandro Beltrán

On Youtube:

July 19, 2014

Umbral (Threshold)

This short film about a man rowing a boat to a "special place" is simple, yet rather thoughtful. I find it interesting how we progress through the man's life, and yet ultimately find out his destination at the end.

UMBRAL (En Subs) from G.G. Puentes on Vimeo.

Directed by Guillermo Gómez Puentes

July 17, 2014

El Pájaro y El Hombre (The Bird and The Man)

This adorable short film about man trying to keep a bird by his side is short and sweet. It's cute, simple, and yet is something to bring a smile to your face during a dreary day.

Producer's website

On Vimeo:

El Pájaro y El Hombre / The Bird and The Man from opusBou on Vimeo.

Directed by Santiago Bou Grasso

On Youtube:

July 15, 2014

Zombies And Cigarettes

This short film about a sudden zombie attack at a mall reminds me of the movie/TV heroes who shine during crises exactly like this one. However, this film is not entirely about those kinds of heroes, but the regular people caught in such situations.

Ending was rather... anti-climactic, but in an interesting way.

Facebook page

Short film Zombies and cigarettes / English subtitle from Rafa Martínez on Vimeo.

Directed by Rafa Martinez & Iñaki San Román

July 12, 2014

El Resultado (The Result)

This dramatic short film about a certain medical result can make you end up incredibly frustrated. However, if the long-drawn tension annoyed you, just imagine what the man here's feeling, and may feel all over again. Cancer is just heart-breaking.

On Youtube:

El Resultado, on Youtube

Directed by Rishi Daswani & Iván López

July 10, 2014

Bendito Machine: Everything You Need

This silent short film meshes traditional elements, and machines of wondrous imagery. The animation is well-done, and I just love that end note regarding greed.

Trying to take more than necessary usually does have its (dire) consequences.

Official website
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Bendito Machine 1, on Youtube

Directed by Jossie Malis

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July 8, 2014

¿Te Vas? (Are You Leaving?)

This film about wanting to leave is a beauty, and I love how the frozen moments lend subtle details to the storytelling.

Simple, beautiful, sad.

¿Te vas? (Are you leaving?) Short Film_English Subtitles from Cristina Molino on Vimeo.

Directed by Cristina Molino

July 5, 2014

El Síndrome Del Eterno Viajero (The Eternal Traveler Syndrome)

This short film is about the "eternal traveler syndrome", and here, a woman talks about that anxiety that makes you feel like you will never be happy in just one place. Thus, if you have this, you keep moving and traveling to find your peace of mind.

Quite interesting (and inspiring), especially if you're into traveling.

Director's website
Producers' (travel) website

El Síndrome Del Eterno Viajero, on Youtube

Directed by Rubén Señor

July 3, 2014


This suspenseful short film features a running man, who, for some reason, gets himself into very weird action-packed scenarios. A lot of things may seem not to make sense initially (like brief English dialogues and what not), but it will all be clear at the end.

I don't quite know if it's a spoiler to say that it ends up with a very meta note, but it sure does.

Director's website

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RUNNER (english subtitles) from Maxi Campo on Vimeo.

Directed by Maxi Campo

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July 1, 2014

Por Primera Vez (For The First Time)

This nice little documentary is about how the people of Los Munos (in the Baracoa municipality of Cuba) watched a movie for the first time.

It's quite something to see their faces light up over Charlie Chaplin's antics onscreen.

Por Primera Vez, on Youtube

Directed by Octavio Cortázar

June 28, 2014

Cómo Conocí A Tu Padre (How I Met Your Father)

This short film about a one night stand is funny, yet frankly true-to-life. While the sex did seem pretty awkward, the initial embarrassment is rather endearing.

Oh, the realm of human connections.

HOW I MET YOUR FATHER ('Cómo conocí a tu padre' / 2009) from Álex Montoya on Vimeo.

Directed by Álex Montoya

June 26, 2014

La Dama Y La Muerte (The Lady And The Reaper)

This animated short film starts out rather sad and sweet, but hurriedly becomes a fun-filled ride with Death on the side. With this winning a Goya award, plus an Oscar nomination, you definitely know that this movie is going to be a good one.

Official website
Producer's website

La Dama Y La Muerte, on Youtube

Directed by Javier Recio Gracia

June 24, 2014


This short film mainly has two lessons to offer: one in stealing, and one in getting away. It also features the perspective of a kid who learns an abrupt lesson about family and change.

This one saddened me, probably because of its all-too-real look of what happens at the Mexico-USA border.

*Note: This film has actual English dialogue (with no Spanish subtitles).

Director's website

Efrain, on Youtube

Directed by Matthew Breault

June 21, 2014

Sin Decir Nada (Don't Say a Word)

This short film about the crush of a teenage lesbian is rather sweet. I find it interesting how snapshots, movements, and perceived closeness do well to give rather intimate views.

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.
**Just to note: Video quality here is not very good.

Sin Decir Nada, on Youtube

Directed by Diana Montenegro García

June 19, 2014

70 M²

This film about a man caught in something dire while on his way to his girlfriend's is really quite sad. It's amazing how such a simple thing could embroil you into something, well, bloody.

Nevertheless, great suspenseful storytelling, and quite a turn of events.

70m2 (Cortometraje, 2011) (English subtitles) from Miguel A. Carmona on Vimeo.

Directed by Miguel Carmona

June 17, 2014

El Topo (The Mole)

This curious short film about men in the underground actually leaves you with more questions than answers. What is the couple doing, exactly? Why did he win the game three times in a row? Why are there dirty-looking people underground?

Curiouser and curiouser.

Director's website

El Topo, on Youtube

Directed by Emiliano Romero

June 14, 2014

El Empleo (The Employment)

This animated film about a world where people have odd but vital jobs is striking, to say the least. The simplicity of the scenarios and the unsaid movements show a too different, yet very familiar, world.

While I wonder whether it has an allegorical meaning, I am nevertheless moved. Oh, the drab, tiring 9-5 world, where you sometimes have to be a doormat to someone higher up.

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El Empleo / The Employment from opusBou on Vimeo.

Directed by Santiago Bou Grass

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June 12, 2014


This film about a couple on the verge of a break up is one that struck my heart. I find it amazing how this has a kind of sci-fi vibe to it, and yet that vibe was merely used as a means to tell quite an interesting story.

But, oh, how very, very sad.

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Tiempodefecto, on Youtube

Directed by Juliana Pineda

On Vimeo, with English subtitles:

June 10, 2014


This short film about an unemployed man just made me so very sad. Oh, what indeed is the purpose of a great education, if you can't use it in the real world?

Desempleado, on Youtube

Directed by Juan Funes

June 9, 2014


This is a curious tale is about a man in search for his one and only Marisa, only to find her constantly changing. Amazing and powerful story-telling.

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Marisa, on Youtube

Directed by Nacho Vigalondo

On Vimeo, with English subtitles:

June 7, 2014


This adorable film about a (gay) man running after Paco is just too cute for words. It helps that Paco almost always looks like a movie star. Ay, Paco.

(Check out the El País website for slightly better video quality. It has the English subtitles, too.)

Director's website

Paco by cortosgay

Directed by Jorge Roelas

June 5, 2014

Detrás Del Espejo (Behind The Mirrors)

This award-winning short about an occurrence in a sleazy motel is brilliantly played out. Quite gritty in its true-to-life setting, but what a turn of events.

Indeed, people who know too much should be very careful.

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DETRÁS DEL ESPEJO (behind the mirrors) from Julio O. Ramos on Vimeo.

Directed by Julio Ramos

June 3, 2014

Posturas (Positions)

This film featuring the Kama Sutra and old people is a fun short to see. Quite safe for work, too.

Don't forget to practice safe sex!

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Posturas, on Youtube

Directed by Alvaro Oliva

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May 31, 2014


This short film about a man pining for a woman starts out very nicely... Until the foreboding sets in. Great storytelling on this one. Also, beware of stalkers.

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.

Ella, on Youtube

Directed by Reynaldo Cantú

May 29, 2014


This silent short film is about a wolf among sheep. A feeling that something bad is going to happen lingers, but it sure has its happy feels, nevertheless.

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FriendSheep from PrimerFrame on Vimeo.

Directed by Jaime Maestro

May 27, 2014

Póstumo (Posthumous)

This short film has darkness and madness (and death) lingering in the background. While this may betray its low-budget origins, it's won an award, and has been shown in a number of film festivals to date.

Aren't we all just prisoners of our passions?

Póstumo, on Youtube

Directed by Hernán Velit

May 24, 2014

La Leche Y El Agua

This award-winning short film featuring an old lady and a cow is a sad, sweet one. Mixing milk and water has never been so poignant.

La Leche Y El Agua, on Youtube

Directed by Celso García

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May 22, 2014

El Circulo (The Circle)

This short film about bulimia and anorexia affected me. It has rather sensitive scenes (vomiting, blood, etc.), but it felt very real.

It must be hard though, always feeling as if you're not enough for yourself.

Director's website

EL CIRCULO (THE CIRCLE) from Alfonso San Eugenio Martínez on Vimeo.

Directed by Alfonso San Eugenio Martínez

May 20, 2014


This beautiful and symphonic short film about a girl and her violin is rightfully worthy of its accolades. The textures are simply amazing, and story-telling is exquisite. Masterful work.

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FUGA from Juan Antonio Espigares on Vimeo.

Directed by Juan Antonio Espigares

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May 19, 2014


This short film shows a lifetime with just a few pair of shoes. Sweet and poignant.

Love the noted quote too: "Tenemos en la cabeza un cerebro, y en los zapatos unos pies, para poder ir donde queramos."

Zeta (Senra 2014) from Peter on Vimeo.

Directed by Juan López Fernández-Sordo

May 17, 2014

Dos Ciclos (Two Cycles)

This short film is about the life of a bicyclist in Mexico City. Lots of personality, lots of heart, lots of bike trails.

Indeed, go and do what makes you happy.

Dos Ciclos Short Film from SakeGroup on Vimeo.

Directed by Rodrigo de la Mora & Darío López Ortega

May 15, 2014

Menú Equivocado (Wrong Menu)

She has found the ideal man, but there's something about the way he stares that just seems, well, wrong. Very nicely done, and I won't mind watching this one again, although it would probably break my heart all over again, too.

(Carlos' little slip of chest may merit an NSFW stamp, but he sure looks incredibly sexy. Ladies, cheers.)

Directors' website

Menú Equivocado (Wrong Menu), on Youtube

Directed by Marisa Crespo & Moisés Romera

May 13, 2014

Salón Royale

This slice-of-life film features girl talk and will-my-ex-be-there talk. I find it amazing how this film is told with facial expressions, as well as with words said and unsaid. I also find it interesting that it's shot almost entirely inside a moving vehicle.

But yeah, it will probably be over in two days.

Salón Royale, on Youtube

Directed by Sabrina Campos

May 10, 2014

Sinceridad (Sincerity)

This short film features a man who had just found a job, and is reprimanded for doing so. Simply brilliant.

(In a way, this rather reminds me of Case 253 in Como Está La Cosa.)

Director's website

SINCERIDAD SINCERITY cortometraje shortfilm from Andrea Casaseca Ferrer on Vimeo.

Directed by Andrea Casaseca Ferrer

May 9, 2014


This short film featuring Latin expressions proves that the language is certainly not dead, and that French is not necessarily the lingua franca of romantic people.

This film also tests how much Latin you know, so be prepared, and carpe diem. (Nevertheless, translations of all the Latin phrases used here will be flashed towards the end of the film.)

Official website

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.
**Note that the subtitles only really come in by half of the movie, when the Spanish kicks in. 

Equilicuá, on Youtube

Directed by Ignacio Rodó

May 8, 2014

Tadeo Jones Y El Sótano Maldito (Tadeo Jones And The Basement Of Doom)

A great underground secret that involves a cult, a couple of animals, and the next door store makes another great adventure for Tadeo Jones. You are what you eat, as they say.

This animated short is a sequel to Tadeo Jones.

Tadeo Jones y el sotano maldito from lafiestapc on Vimeo.

Directed by Enrique Gato

May 6, 2014

La Bolsa O La Vida

This rather educational short film gives a whirlwind of information on the "hunger bubble". The info flies by at incredible pace, but what an interesting notion regarding food demand and supply.

However, it's only 97% true, so I guess we shouldn't worry too much.

LA BOLSA O LA VIDA, 2012 _Cortometraje_ ( sub ingés)_ 4´ from Juan Carrascal-Ynigo on Vimeo.

Directed by Marialu Marciel & Juan Carrascal-Ynigo

May 3, 2014

Al Otro Lado (The Other Side)

This short movie involves a woman working for Hopeline, the suicide hotline. She receives a call that makes her question a lot of things, especially the calls that make or unmake a person.

The audio could use some work here, but I really felt that tension slowly being built up. Oh, the trials of wanting to save a life.

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*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.

Al Otro Lado, on Youtube
Directed by Manu Carbajo

May 1, 2014


A 2-minute film about puppets (marionettes) waiting for Godot to arrive. Nice, and beautiful in its simplicity. A description has this to say: An adaptation of the surrealist play "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett.

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April 29, 2014

El Vendedor de Humo

This animated short film deals with a smoke seller who wants to sell you all your wishes and dreams.

Great animation, nice music, fun little movie. Remember: Caveat emptor. (LMGTFY)

Official website

El Vendedor de Humo from PrimerFrame on Vimeo.

April 26, 2014

La Teta Que Os Falta (The Tit You Are Missing)

This short film features a stag party, but there's an underlying issue, too. I suppose it's NSFW due to a stripping scene, but what an end note. Not something to just laugh about, definitely.

Official website

On Youtube:

La Teta Que Os Falta, on Youtube

Directed by César Ríos Aguilar

With English subtitles, on

April 24, 2014

Clara Como El Agua (Clara Like Water)

This short film features a girl who just happens to look different from her peers. Bullying, boys, and bioluminescent bays make this coming-of-age story quite an interesting one.

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April 22, 2014

La Fábula del Dibujante (The Fable of a Cartoonist)

This sweet short film features a lonely man who draws comics about heroes, villains, and blonde girls for a living. A kind of animation finds its way within this short's frames.

Had to shed a tear for this one, especially with that end note. "You don't have to be a hero to save someone."

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"La Fábula del dibujante" from La Fabrica Naranja on Vimeo.

Directed By Paloma Zapata

April 19, 2014


This beautifully animated film features a young girl and a doll shop.

Don't let the wonderful music deter you, and do be careful about satisfying that curiosity. You don't quite know where it will lead you to.

Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo.

April 17, 2014

Sirenito (Little Siren)

This short film of a little boy wanting to dress up as a certain imaginary persona is funny, yet frustrating. Oh, the wonders of miscommunication, especially for a too-caring mother.

Directors' website

Sirenito, on Youtube

Directed by Marisa Crespo & Moisés Romera

April 15, 2014

The Last Moments of Leopoldo Berenguer

This short film is dramatic, yet with a touch of thoughtfulness and a hint of historical rebellion.

I do wonder how it will feel like to be abandoned by everyone, and everything, during those last few moments.

The Last Moments of Leopoldo Berenguer from jaime dezca on Vimeo.

April 12, 2014


This beautiful short film got nominated at the 2012 Goya Awards for Best Animated Short Film. Its sad, sweet, and surprising tale is one that strikes the heart.

Buy a copy of this film here.

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Director's website
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Birdboy, on Youtube

Directed by Pedro Rivero & Alberto Vázquez

April 10, 2014


This funny little film is about the dangers of grammatical error in the real world. It is more dangerous than you would suppose.

Corto "RIGOR" de David Galán Galindo y Óscar Arenas from David Galán Galindo on Vimeo.

Directed by Óscar Arenas & David Galán Galindo

April 8, 2014

El Prisionero (The Prisoner)

This is one great film about boy scouts, camping and friendship. Do remember to take account of your belongings at the end of the day.

*There are English subtitles for this, which you can enable as captions on the video.

El Prisionero, on Youtube

April 5, 2014

Como Está La Cosa (Things Are Tough These Days)

This seems like a hyperbole about how tough it is to find a job. It's funny, but unfunny.

On Vimeo:

Como esta la cosa... Incidente 1º- Caso 253 from medialatafilms on Vimeo.

On Youtube (with English subtitles):

April 3, 2014

Una Limosna, Por Favor

This 30-second Spanish short film about a man and a blind beggar is short and sweet. This is also allegedly where the short film Historia De Un Letrero got its concept from.

Una Limosna, Por Favor, on Youtube

Directed by  Francisco Cuenca Alcaraz

Historia De Un Letrero (The Story Of A Sign)

This Mexican short film about a blind man and his sign won a prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Quite a touching movie; it brought tears to my eyes.

(Just to note: There has been talk that the concept for this film was plagiarized, with the initial concept from another short film named Una Limosna, Por Favor. Check out this YT video for more info, although there are no English subtitles for the news report.)

Historia De Un Letrero, on Youtube

Directed by Alonso Álvarez Barreda