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 ABC.es:

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.

Official website
Facebook page

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."

Facebook page

"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.

Official website
Director's website
Facebook page

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

April 1, 2014

Violento (Violent)

This film features the sad story of a bullied teenager.

While it was not as violent as I thought it would be, it had definitely pulled on my heartstrings. A moment of silence may be necessary after watching this.

On Vimeo:

Violento - Cortometraje Ficcional from Natanael Ceballos on Vimeo.

On Youtube (with English subtitles):