January 31, 2015

El Valor Del Dinero (The Value of Money)

This short film is about a man who is trying to buy a new "life". Since "life", apparently, is too cheap, the sales agent tries to sell him various other items instead, like a "conscience" and a "suicide".

This film is interesting in that it tries to note the supposed value of morals, ideals, and other intangibles. Food for thought, and an interesting social commentary.

El Valor Del Dinero, on YouTube

Directed by Raúl Gutiérrez

January 27, 2015


This short film is about a doctor and his son, one diagnosed as mentally imbalanced. While it tells the story of an old man worrying about his child, it also dabbles into talk of religion, madness, and reality.

Curious storytelling, but plenty of thought-provoking dialogue here.

CEVICHE (w/Subtitles) from Martin Proaño on Vimeo.

Directed by Arturo Virzi

January 24, 2015


This short film about lesbians and the friends they fall in love with is part-movie, part-documentary. It features the story of two friends falling asleep on the same bed, while it also has snippets of live interviews with lesbians talking about their personal experiences.

I suppose human relationships, even those between women, aren't ever easy. (Here's another film about, in turn, a guy falling for his lady friend.)

Speechless, on YouTube

Directed by Sara del Pino

January 20, 2015

Buenas Noches (Good Night)

This short film is about a grandmother bidding her granddaughter good night. However, there seems to be a lingering sinister presence at night that the young girl knows about... Something the grandmother may just discover, too.

This is reminiscent of Ignacio Rodó's Tuck Me In, an award-winning short film of the same nature.

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

Buenas Noches, on YouTube

Directed by Mariano Cattaneo

January 17, 2015

En Espera (On Hold)

This short film is about a rural girl who is traveling to the city. Set amidst a number of scenic backdrops and everyday sights, this movie will show not just the beautiful sights of Ecuador, but also the startling reality of life for some children there.

Producer's website

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EN ESPERA (directora, guionista y productora) from Gabriela Calvache on Vimeo.

Directed by Gabriela Calvache

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January 13, 2015

Un Novio De Mierda (A Shitty Boyfriend)

This short film is about a guy stopping by his ex-girlfriend's house to "say hi". The lady doubts his reasons for coming, especially after his length of stay in the washroom, but the ending might just wrap it up for us. Maybe. Amusing, though.

Facebook page
Director's website

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Un novio de mierda from Borja Cobeaga on Vimeo.

Directed by Borja Cobeaga

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January 10, 2015


This short film is about a human who is examined by an android. The test - to prove that he is, indeed, "human". While providing a backstory of how humans will inevitably ruin the Earth, this film also allows for thought-provoking dialogue on what makes humans different from robots.

Official blog
Producer's website

RS-1281, on YouTube

Directed by Rubén Arnaiz

January 6, 2015

Desanimado (Unanimated)

This short film is about a man who thinks he is different from everyone else - particularly because he thinks he's a cartoon character.

Told with bits of animation and an interesting monologue of a man who is not sure if he fits in with the world, this film made me think about how isolated people can be when they feel "too" different from others.

Official website
Facebook page

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Desanimado (with English subtitles) from Emilio Martí López on Vimeo.

Directed by Emilio Martí López

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January 3, 2015

Separata (Audition Piece)

This short film is about a woman wanting to audition for a certain role. However, there's more than just an audition piece here; there are also other issues, such as the question of relationships, the right lines, and playing roles.

Great acting, interesting ending, lovely picture.

Producers' website

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

Separata, on YouTube

Directed by Miguel Lafuente