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El Vendedor De Humo

The smoke seller - Jaime Maestro / 2012 / Tale / Spain / Without dialogues / 06'22" / /

Synopsis

A peddler arrives to town offering an amazing product: to make people’s dreams come true, for a fair price, of course. The locals are actually too busy to fantasize, so the peddler is going to have to use all his charm to attract them and make some money before everything disappears like a dream and they wake up.

Jaime Maestro

After several years working for valencian production companies, he worked as 3D Supervisor in PasoZebra. “Sr.Trapo” got the GOYA AWARD and was preselected for the OSCARS AWARDS. He founded, with two partners, Keytoon Animation Studio. As Creative Director, he had clients such as Curios Pictures, Disney Channel, Mattel or Paramount Pictures. He colaborated in the preproduction of “Aristocats 2” and directed several shortfilms, like “The Grandfather of Soul”, SIGGRAPH 2007 finalist. Nowadays, he is Freelance Animator, Teacher and Director of the Shortfilm Workshop at PrimerFrame

Festivals

Premios Goya de la Academia de Cine Español (2013) / Cortomate 2012 (2012) / Alcine - Festival de cine Alcalá de Henares, Spain (2012) / Festival de Cine de Madrid-PNR  (2012) / Anima- Brussels International Animation Festival (2013) / Festival de Cortos de Maipu, Argentina (2012) / Imaginaria Film Festival, Italy (2012) / Certamen Nacional Cortometrajes de Astorga (Spain) (2012) / La Pedrera Short Film Festival, Uruguay (2012) / Mundos Digitales - Spain (2012) / 3D Wire - Segovia  (2012) / Short Shorts Film Festival Asia, Japan (2013) / Festival de Cine de Zaragoza (2012) / Certamen de Creación Audiovisual de Cabra, Spain  (2012)
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Awards

Premios Goya de la Academia de Cine Español (2013) Best Animation Short Film / Cortomate 2012 (2012) Best Short Fim / Festival de Cortos de Maipu, Argentina (2012) Second Award / Certamen Nacional Cortometrajes de Astorga (Spain) (2012) Best Animation Short Film / Mundos Digitales - Spain (2012) Public Award / Short Shorts Film Festival Asia, Japan (2013) Best Nacional Animation Short Film / Certamen de Creación Audiovisual de Cabra, Spain  (2012) Best Animation Short Film