March 31, 2014


Saying goodbye is almost always the sweetest if there was someone to leave behind.

That being said, I laughed out a little too loudly for this 30-second film. Genius.

Director's website

Despedidas (2013) from Ignacio F. Rodó on Vimeo.

Directed by Ignacio Rodó

March 29, 2014

El Sombrero (The Hat)

Beautiful cinematography on this short film featuring a hat, though NSFW due to some titillating scenes.

I wish I would not quite get to the point wherein I could feel resignation right on my fingertips.

El Sombrero from HAiKU.films on Vimeo.

March 27, 2014

Ataque De Pánico! (Panic Attack!)

No need for long dialogue nor crazy scientists to make a great sci-fi flick. This one's got all the robots, aliens, and explosions you'll need - plus a killer soundtrack.

March 25, 2014

Diez Minutos (Ten Minutes)

A short film about a call center agent and her desperate customer. Pulls some heartstrings. Also made me think about the info we willingly give up to a stranger's picking.

Notably: Won the Goya Award for Best Fictional Short Film in 2004. (LMGTFY)

Diez Minutos, on Youtube

Directed by Alberto Ruiz Rojo

March 22, 2014


Mamá is among the creepiest things I've seen so far. (And to think- it's only 3 minutes long!) Not watching that any time again soon.

Interestingly, this inspired the mainstream director Guillermo del Toro to make it into a full feature film, too.

Mamá (2008 Spanish short film) from Pablo Sierra on Vimeo.

Directed by Andrés Muschietti

On Youtube, with an intro from Guillermo del Toro:

March 20, 2014

Lo Que Haría (What Would I Do)

This short film is about a woman who is talking about her fictitious life to a telemarketer on the phone.

Would you make up a story for a stranger to believe you are someone else? I think I would, if my heart couldn't take it too.

Lo que haría from Natural Arpajou on Vimeo.

March 18, 2014


An amazing short that got nominated for best short film at the 2011 Oscars.

I just love the premise, the movement, the music, the plot. Great use of stop motion animation. Simply beautiful.

Luminaris from Juan Pablo Zaramella on Vimeo.

March 15, 2014

La Leyenda Del Espantapájaros (The Legend of the Scarecrow)

La Leyenda Del EspantapájarosThis is an award-winning, heart-breaking animated film of a scarecrow amidst a world of unfriendly birds and fearful masters. A dark and tear-jerking story.

Director's website

On Vimeo:

The Legend of the Scarecrow from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.

Directed by Carlos Lascano

With English subtitles (on Youtube):

March 13, 2014

Horoscopo (Horoscope)

This is a fun little film with a fun narrator talking about a man, a woman, and their supposed differences due to their horoscopes.

Cute. Also NSFW.

Horoscopo, on Youtube

Directed by Miguel Carmona

March 11, 2014

Prescindibles (Dispensable)

This short film deals with a guy just trying to do his job, and yet he is made to take consequences for it. I understand that during hard times, sacrifices must be made. Poor guy, though.

Surprising (but awesome) endnote.

Prescindibles, on YouTube

Directed by Joan Álvarez Lladós

March 8, 2014


This one's a film about two men, a woman, and a special relationship. Features a sex scene (NSFW-worthy), and homosexuality comes to play here. I got a little surprised by the turn of events, but hey - it's a sign of the times.

This was said to have won an award at the Madrid International Gay and Lesbian Film Fest.

On Youtube:

Sígueme, on Youtube

Directed by Alejandro Durán

On Vimeo:

March 6, 2014

Pensar Eterno (Eternal Thought)

This may sound like an infomercial at times, but it's an interesting look into the life of a mom dealing with her child - a child diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Suffice to say that I learned a little something about the mental disorder, and have since taken care not to use the term "OCD" so carelessly.

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

Pensar Eterno, on Youtube

March 4, 2014

Jesusito De Mi Vida (Dear Child Jesus)

An award-winning drama-packed film about a little boy fervently praying for Jesus to take away his fear. What an interesting end note.

Jesusito de mi vida - Short Film (Spanish, with English subtitles) from Jesús Pérez-Miranda on Vimeo.

March 1, 2014

Contra El Mar (Against The Sea)

This touching story of a young family living by the sea brought tears into my eyes.

Contra el Mar / Against the Sea from Richard Parkin on Vimeo.