The Cryptozoologist

Short Film / Animation / 2015 / Spain


Bernard, a veteran cryptozoologist who has spent all his life searching for cryptids creatures, has the chance to hunt one of his greatest challenges, the Mosquifant. After travelling to a distant island in the North Sea, he will live an adventure full of difficulties and surprises trying to capture that strange creature.

Produced by TV ON Producciones with the collaboration of the ICAA-Spanish Ministry of Culture, IVAC-The Valencian Film Institute, MEDIA_EUROPA CREATIVA and the participation of CANAL PLUS / MOVISTART PLUS.


Producer: Paloma Mora

Director:  Vicente Mallols


Format: Stop motion Animation

Cinematographer: Celia Benavent

Sonido: José Serrador

Music: Vincent Barrière

Editor: Vicente Ibáñez 

Character and set design: Miguel Delicado

Art Director: Pascual Julián

Costumes designer: Flora Cuevas

Animated by: David Caballer, Iván Sarrión, Carla Pereira, Ana Esteve and Vicente Mallols

Script: Fernando Cortizo


English version:

Toby Harper

Joe Lewis




_Preselected in the Goya Awards 2016

_Fantastic Cinema International Festival of SITGES 2016

_3D Wire (Segovia) 2016

_ANIMAC (Mostra Internacional de Cinema d´Animació de Catalunya)

_CATACUMBA Film Festival- Awards: Best Animations and Best Doll

_Filmets Badalona Film Festival

_Gijón Film Festival 2016

_SAnimazine Official Section (Málaga Festival) 2016

_56th Zlín Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth (International Competition of Short Animated Films, Czech Republic) 2016

_Official Section 11 Athens Animafest (Greece) 2016

_Alicante Cinema Festival – Spain Animation Short films Section

_NY Short Film Festival (New York, USA)

_KINOLUB Film Festival (Poland)

_Stop Motion Barcelona Short Film Festival.

_Animaze 2016

_Montreal International Animation Film Festival (Canada) 2016

_Zabut International Animated Short-Film Festival (Italy) 2016

_Mar de Plata - Mar de Chicos Section, (Argentina) 2016

_Independent Festival of Elche (Spain) 2016

_ Madrid Cinema Festival (Spain) - Section “Cine Molón””

_24ª Festival Internacional de Animaçao do Brasil - Animamundi (Brasil) 2016

_Uppsala Jackdaw for Best Children's Film at the 35th Uppsala International Short Film Festival (USA) 2016

_Baixada Animada 2016.

_Iberoamerican Show of Animation Cinema Brasil 2016

_VI International Festival Brasil stopmotion 2017

_Animayo Spain 2017

_XII Summit, International Film Festival of Animation, Visual Effects and Video Games Animato 2017 (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)