Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"Monsters Are Everywhere" Short Film Showcase

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When it comes right down to it, for my own personal tastes, monsters rule the roost. Monsters are the source of my love for the genre, they are the characters I most immediately empathize with, and they always will have a segment in my festival. Beyond that, though, monsters serve one of the greatest purposes in horror storytelling: they serve to explain the unknown, give face to our fear, and find some order in chaos. More than that, since monsters are not real (sorry), they are so well suited to metaphor and interpretation, a key characteristic that lends a layer of depth that one can take or leave. Here there be monsters!!!!

Mr.X is a grey guy with a boring job. A wallflower. One day he comes across a pair of glasses which show him the world really as it is...


"Best animation of the year. Animated Cronenberg by way of They Live!" -Sterling Anno


Director/Artist: Audiovisual director and producer, founder of SMITH & SMITH and HIERROANIMACIÓN. He has been professionally dedicated to animation since 1993. In this field he has alternated the development of content for television, film and other platforms with the making of short films and experimental pieces. He has extensive experience in teaching. He has been a professor at the National University of Colombia, the Javeriana University, the University of the Andes and for eight years he was professor and academic coordinator of the Master in Animation at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Now is the academic director of the DIgital Animation School of Veritas University in Costa Rica.


His productions have won awards and prizes in many parts of the world such as the Festivals of Annecy, Hiroshima, Anima Mundi, Japan prize, Prix Jeunesse, Oberhausen, INPUT and others. His animated series "Cuentos de Viejos" won the award as best trans-media project in the call for projects at the MIFA in 2011, was in the official selection of Annecy in the category of best television series and won two India Catalina awards. Prize that also obtained its series "Las Niñas de la Guerra" in 2016 which was also selected in Annecy in the same category. His animated series for children "Mostros Afechantes" was highlighted by the magazines Variety, Animation Magazine and TBI Visión among the guests at the Cartoon Forum in Tolouse in 2014.

  • Year
    2018
  • Runtime
    11 minutes
  • Country
    Colombia
  • Director
    Carlos Smith Rovira
  • Screenwriter
    Carlos Smith Rovira
  • Producer
    Lola Barreto, Carlos Smith Rovira
  • Cast
    Nelson Jara
  • Animator
    Carlos Smith Rovira, Diego Guzmán
  • Music
    Alejandro Gómez Upegui