Originally from Paraguay, Joaquin Baldwin moved to LA and started studying at The UCLA Animation Workshop, where he directed this short animated film, Papiroflexia (Spanish for “Origami”). The film ended up being a finalist at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. Then, in 2009, Baldwin went on win the competition with a new animated film, Sebastian’s Voodoo, even though he was competing with films by Pixar and Disney. You can watch four shorts (including Sebastian’s Voodoo) at Baldwin’s site, And for lots of other film goodness, be sure to check out our collection of Free Movies Online.

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