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: