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Production year: 
December, 2009
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Javier Mrad has no degree in Graphic Design. He is a member of Cancanclub.
After creating and directing the design bureau at channel 13 and TN for 10 years, decided to open his own studio "Medialuna" ( between 1998 and 2007, where he was in charge of designing the corporative image of global channels like Warner, HBO, Fox, Natgeo, Discovery, Nickelodeon, etc including releases of TV channel in London, Italy, India and Vietnam.
In 2007 gives up commercial work to produce short animation films and experimental non profitable software.
Actually teaches at the UBA in the Postgraduate course of Graphic Design and has been a multimedia design thesis tutor at the Maimónides University.
Director´s Filmography / Filmografía del Director:
Teclópolis (2009)
2metros (2007)
Doublethink (2007)
8:15 (2007)
0101 (2006)
m´appelle (2005)

Film director: 
Javier Mrad
Javier Mrad, Diego Primero
About the Producer: 
Teclópolis is an independent project of experimentation in stop motion; experimentation not so much in the animation technique itself, but rather in the way the whole work is organized. The script, the characters, the sets, and the lightning are decided, changed and revised on a daily basis during the shooting process, by improvising with the animators, the Art Director and the Photography Director, in a more dynamic theater-like way than is usual in animation. For weeks the animators train with characters and scenes that finally do not even appear in the movie. Shots are repeated over and over again until they come out right. Whole scenarios that were dismantled must be re-mounted whenever a change in the script requires it, taking weeks of painstaking reconstruction. The movie itself is a mere result, of an experience of freedom and work, lived and shared by the whole team. The film is the consequence of two years of trying to enjoy each day of work and experimentation at cancanclub, and to be open to constant changes in script and sets as the work progressed. It was financed fully by ourselves and done with independence from any kind of expectation of result. Regardless of this apparent chaos, the concept of the film evolved clearly through endless discussions by the whole team. Most of the materials used in teclopolis were donated by an obsolete electronics recicling entity that at the end of the shooting were given back for it's recycling.
Javier Mrad, Javier Salazar, Javier Swedsky
Hugo Primero, Diego Primero
Film photographer: 
Juan Maglione
Cesar Lerner
Cesar Lerner
Art Director: 
Javier Mrad
Sebastián Hojnadel
Film synopsis: 
Once upon a time. Old magazines gently dance in the wind. A super-8 camera crawls over a wooden table while an old carpet flows in and out. Suddenly, a mouse. Then, a whole civilization running towards its inevitable destiny. Plastic waste has reached the point where not even the most distant beaches are safe.
Budget Range: 
Under $10 000
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Original Film Format: 
Digital - other
Format Ratio: 
Film Sound: 
Dolby SR
Video Type: 
Betacam SP PAL, Betacam SP NTSC
Number of reels: 
Festival Selection, Awards...
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Festival selections: 

ANIMA, International Animation Film Festival (4 May - 13 May, 2011) Belgium;
9th Anifest, International Festival of Animated Films (18 May - 23 May, 2010) Czech Republic;
50th Annecy, International Animation Film Festival (7 Jun - 12 Jun, 2010) France;
11th FIB Cortos, Festival Internacional de Cortos Benicàssim (14 Jul - 17 Jul, 2010) Spain;
18th Anima Mundi, International Animation Festival (16 Jul - 25 Jul, 2010) Brazil;
2th Picnick Festival (3 Aug - 7 Aug, 2010) Spain;
25th Hiroshima, International Animation Festival (7 Aug - 11 Aug, 2010) Japan;
9th Festival Internacional de Cine "Nueva Mirada" para la Infancia y la Juventud (2 Sep - 8 Sep, 2010) Argentina;
15th Milano Film Festival (10 Sep - 19 Sep, 2010) Italy;
Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival (16 Sep - 19 Sep, 2010) The Netherlands;
5th Pentedattilo Film Festival, Festival Internazionale di Cortometraggi (16 Sep - 19 Sep, 2010) Italy;
8th Festival de Cine y Video Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (16 Sep - 26 Sep, 2010) Argentina;
5th ANIM'EST, International Animation Film Festival (8 Oct - 17 Oct, 2010) Romania;
10th The Biennial of Animation Bratislava (BAB) - International Festival of Animated Films for Children (12 Oct - 16 Oct, 2010) Slovakia;
7th Novara Cine Festival (12 Oct - 16 Oct, 2010) Italia;
11th Planet in Focus International Environmental Film and Video Festival (13 Oct - 17 Oct, 2010) Canada;
Animatricks Animation Festival (14 Oct - 17 Oct, 2010) Finland;
Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon (FIF) (14 Oct - 19 Oct, 2010) France;
Marbella International Film Festival (MIFF) (15 Oct - 17 Oct, 2010) Spain;
Small World International Short Animation Film Festival (15 Sep - 31 Oct, 2010) UK;
China International Animation & Digital Arts Fest (CICDAF) (28 Oct - 31 Oct, 2010) China;
8th American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) (4 Nov - 7 Nov, 2010) USA;
17th Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) (9 Nov - 13 Nov, 2010) England;
27th Tehran International Short Film Festival (19 Nov - 24 Nov, 2010) Iran;
17th International Film Festival ETIUDA&ANIMA (IFF) (22 Nov - 24 Nov, 2010) Poland;
6th CORTOMENAR - Festival Nacional de Cortometrajes de Colmenar Viejo (24 Nov - 27 Nov, 2010) Spain;
Anilogue - International Animation Festival (24 Nov - 2 Dec, 2010) Hungary/Austria;
24th International Nature and Environment Film Festival (FIFNE) (26 Nov - 5 Dec, 2010) France;
8th International Animation Arts Festival "Multivision" (3 Dec - 5 Dec) Russia;
20th Les Nuits Magiques: Festival International du Film d'Animation (3 Dec -12 Dec, 2010) France;
22th Festival de Cortometrajes de Aguilar de Campoo (4 Dic - 7 Dec, 2010) Spain;
7th Animateka International Animation Film Festival (6 Dec - 12 Dec, 2010) Slovenia;
Göteberg International Film Festival (GIFF) (27 Jan - 6 Feb, 2011) Sweden;
Mostra Internacional de Cinema d’Animació de Catalunya - ANIMAC (24 Feb - 27 Feb, 2011) Spain;
51th Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (FICCI) (24 Feb - 3 Mar, 2011) Colombia;
5th Festival Internacional de Cortos Olavarría (FICO) (20 Apr - 24 April, 2011) Argentina;
8th CurtoCircuito Santiago de Compostela - Festival Internacional de Curtametraxes (6 May - 15 May, 2011) Spain;
1st Festival Internacional de Cine Infantil, Colombia (3 Aug - 7 Aug, 2011) Colombia;

Awards received: 
22th Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine de Toulouse (19 Mar - 28 Mar, 2010) France - "Special Mention"; 6th Festival Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes y Guiones Al Extremo (2 Jun - 4 Jun, 2010) Argentina - First Award, Animation; 5th Sardinia Film Festival (SFF) (19 Jun - 24 Jun, 2010) Italy - “Honorable Mention”; 2nd Festival Internacional de Cinéma Latin du Pays de Caux (1 jul - 4 Jul, 2010) France - MEILLEUR COURT-MÉTRAGE, Animation; 18th Cortodrome, International Short Film Festival (8 Jul - 9 Jul, 2010) Italy - “PREMIO DELLA CRÍTICA”; 9th Magma Mostra di Cinema Breve (22 Jul - 25 Jul, 2010) Italy - BEST ANIMATION; 4th Festival Internacional de Cine de Montaña USHUAIA SHH... (FICMUS) (19 Aug - 24 Aug, 2010) Argentina - "Special Mention"; 7th Festival Nacional de Cortometrajes "Tandil Cortos" (27 Aug - 29 Aug, 2010) Argentina - First Award, Animation and Best Short Film; 9th Festival Latinoamericano de Cortometrajes "ImageneSociales" (2 Sep - 5 Sep, 2010) Argentina - "Special Mention"; 5th Festival de Artes Audiovisuales de La Plata (FESAALP) (11 Sep - 18 Sep, 2010) Argentina - "Special Mention", Animation; 3th Festival Internacional de Cine y Video Alterativo y Comunitario "Ojo al Sancocho" (FICVAC) (17 Sep - 24 Sep, 2010) Colombia - "Honorable Mention", International Animation; 6th Fantastic Fest (FF) (23 Sep - 30 Sep, 2010) USA - Best Short Film, Animation; Festival Internacional de Cine Invisible "Filme Sozialak" Bilbao (28 Sep - 5 Oct, 2010) Spain - "Special Mention"; 3rd Festival Internacional de Animación, ANIMEC (21 Oct - 28 Oct, 2010) Ecuador - Best Iberoamerican Animated Short Film; 8th Tindirindis: Tarptautinis Animaciniu Filmu Festivalis (25 Oct - 7 Nov, 2010) Lithuania - GRAND PRIZE, International; 6th Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes "El Cine a las Calles" (FICCC) (4 Nov - 27 Nov, 2010) México - First Award, Animation; 34trh CINANIMA, International Animated Film Festival (9 Nov - 14 Nov, 2010) Portugal - BEST SHORT FILM; 2nd CutOut Fest: International Animation Film Festival (11 Nov - 13 Nov, 2010) México - First Award. Narrative Category; 13th Nuit Du Court Métrage de Lausanne (19 Nov, 2010) Switzerland - "Special Mention"; 28th Festival International du Film d'Environnement (FIFE) (24 Nov - 30 Nov, 2010) France - "Special Mention"; 7th Festival Internacional de Cine/Corto de Tapiales (10 Dec - 12 Dec, 2010) Argentina - "Special Mention", Animation; 2nd International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (23 May – 28 May, 2011) Latvia – “Jury Special Mention”; 1st Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Cosquín (FICIC) (26 May – 28 May, 2011) Córdoba, Argentina – Best Short Film
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Invitation to Cinetopia film festival


My name is Hanna Sköld, and I’d like to invite you to submit Teclópolis to Cinetopia festival. Cinetopia is a participatory festival, with a completely new local/global concept. We will screen films at independent locations all over the world at the same time during one week.

Cinemas, cultural institutions, libraries and private homes anywhere in the world will become hosts for the festival during one week in september. The hosts choose films from, sell tickets and organize the screenings. 

The income from tickets sold is automatically split between the host and the filmmaker.

We are filmmakers ourselves with roots in the independent film industry, and our goal is to create a more open, collaborating and transparent festival and film distribution system. No competitions and no gatekeepers. Just collaboration and sharing. 

This is the second year the festival is arranged. Last year it was called Nordic Creative Commons film festival, and 60 different events took part throughout Europe, with 260 screenings.

We would love to have your film as part of the festival. Please have a look at, and submit Teclópolis to the festival. 

I am looking forward to hear from you, and don’t hesitate to contact me at if you have questions. 

All the best, Hanna Sköld 



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