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