In a refugee camp in the Sahara desert lives Kori, a deaf child who wants to learn to write to express the words of his best friend, the little camel Caramelo. Kori’s world is unusual because he has always lived in the Saharawi refugee camp and does not know sign language. He needs to learn to write to overcome the barriers of isolation and thus claim his right to education.Welcome to the silent world of Kori and his best friend the Caramel camel.

Recommended for children by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain.

Original Title: Palabras de Caramelo
English Title: Words of Caramel
Production: Making DOC
Written and Directed by: Juan Antonio Moreno Amador
Based on: “Palabras de Caramelo” by Gonzalo Moure – Editorial Anaya Producers: Silvia Venegas and Juan Antonio Moreno
Director of Photography: Javier Cerdá
Edition: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Sound: Gabriel Gutiérrez and Luis Cotallo

Format: 4K
Audio: Dolby Atmos / 5.1 / Stereo
Length: 20 minutes
Language: No dialogues
Versions: Spanish, English, French, Italian
Country: Spain
Year: 2016
Supported by ICAA of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and Community of Madrid


  • Nominated for the Goya Awards for Best Documentary Short Film. Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences of Spain. Spain.
  • Award for Best Short Film. Cinehorizontes – Cinéma Espagnol de Marseille Festival. France.
  • Dolby / Adhoc Award for Best Sound. Hispasat 4K Festival. Spain.
  • Special Mention for the promotion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hispasat 4K Festival. Spain.
  • Second Jury Prize. Roshd International Film Festival. Iran.
  • Best Documentary Short Film Category “Africa”. International Exhibition of Short Film Solidarity and Awareness of Ciudad Real. Spain.
  • Prize for the Most Humanitarian Film. International Film Festival on Disability, FECIDISCOVI. Spain.
  • Second Prize at the Dos Torres Rural Film. Spain.
  • UNICEF Prize for the best work of the Festival that promotes the rights of the child. Divercine International Festival. Uruguay.
  • Signis Award. Divercine International Festival. Uruguay.
  • Audience Award. River Film Festival. Italy.
  • Finalist in the Short Competition at the Luis Gonzaga Center. Spain.
  • Signis Award for Best Short Film. International Human Rights Film Festival of Buenos Aires. Argentina.
  • Best Documentary Short Film. Skepto Film Festival. Italy.
  • Grand Prize of the Young Jury. Ombre du Court Festival. France.
  • Les Films Avenir Award. Ombre du Court Festival. France.
  • Best short film. Documentary Film Festival Article 31 Film Festival. Spain.
  • Best Short Film. Film Festival: Childhood and Adolescence. Colombia.
  • Best International Fiction. Ojo al Sancocho International Festival. Colombia.
  • Special Mention for Best Photography. Cinemator Festival. France.
  • First Prize in the Carabanchel Short Film Competition. Spain.
  • Best Sound Award. Madrid Film Festival. PNR. Spain.
  • Madrid Short Film Award. Community of Madrid Short Film Week. Spain.
  • Best Photography Award. Community of Madrid Short Film Week. Spain.
  • Special Mention for Best Sound. Community of Madrid Short Film Week. Spain.
  • Public Prize and Second Jury Prize. Rural Goya Festival of Short Mutes. Spain.


  •  Camerimage Film Festival. Poland.
  • Bueu International Short Film Festival – FICBUEU. Spain.
  • Santander International Independent Film Festival. SANFICI. Colombia.
  • Lecce Film Festival. Italy.
  • International Festival of Cinema da Fronteira. Brazil.
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  • ´Gallo Pedro´ National Short Film Competition. Spain.
  • International Amity Short Film Festival. Turkey.
  • Kobane Film Festival. Syria.
  • Deaf Film Festival. Sweden.
  • Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma d’Oran. Algeria.
  • Roshd International Film Festival. Iran.
  • Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival. Nepal.
  • Pakistan International Mountain Film Festival. Pakistan.
  • International Border Film Festival. Brazil / Uruguay border.
  • Tokyo International Deaf Film Festival. Japan.
  • San Diego International Kids ’Film Festival. U.S.
  • Ànec Film Festival on Disability. Spain.
  • Mute and Rural Short Film Competition of Fuendetodos. Spain.
  • Film and Childhood and Adolescence Festival. Colombia.
  • The Great Picnic Competition. Romania.
  • Zinetxiki Zinemaldia. Spain.
  • Melilla Film Week. Spain.
  • Florianópolis Children’s Cinema Show. Brazil.
  • OFTALMICA International Independent Film Show. Mexico.
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  • CMS International Children’s Film Festival. India.
  • International Deaf Film Festival of Argentina. Argentina.
  • Censored Film Festival. Peru.
  • Pakistan International Film Festival. Pakistan.
  • ClujShorts International Short Film Festival. Romania.
  • Globe International Silent Film Festival. USA.
  • CinéDOC-Tbilisi. Georgia.
  • BUFF International Film Festival. Sweden.
  • International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh. Bangladesh.
  • Sample of La Cuna Short Films. Spain.
  • Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival. China.
  • International Festival Signs da Noite (Signs of the Night) in Lisbon. Portugal.
  • Sabadell International Animal Film Show. Spain.
  • International film festival on disability, FECIDISCOVI. Spain.
  • International Exhibition of Short Film Solidarity and Awareness of Ciudad Real. Spain.
  • Muestra of short films San Rafael en Corto. Spain.
  • Cinehorizontes – Cinéma Espagnol de Marseille Festival. France.
  • Arica Nativa Rural Film Festival. Chile.
  • Hispasat 4K Festival. Spain.
  • Jinzhen International Short Film Festival. China.
  • International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City. Mexico.
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  • Canada Kids International Film Festival. Canada.
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  • Hong Kong Film and Human Rights Festival. China.
  • Ojo al Sancocho International Festival. Colombia.
  • International Signes de Nuit Festival. France.
  • Ocejón Travel Film Competition. Spain.
  • Gollut Festival. Spain.
  • Persons with Disabilities Film Festival. South Korea.
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  • Lenolafilmfestival Invent a Film. Italy.
  • Colortape International Film Festival. Australia.
  • Ribadeva in Short. Spain.
  • International Rural and Environmental Film Festival- Sierra de Gata. Spain.
  • Festival CORT … in! – Calahorra city. Spain.
  • National Contest of Audiovisual Creation of Cabra (Córdoba). Spain.
  • El Pecado International Short Film Competition. Spain.
  • Moonlight Cinema. South Korea.
  • Matterhorn CineMountain Film Festival. Italy.
  • San Francisco Frozen Film Festival. U.S.
  • International Film Festival for Children (… and not so children). Mexico.
  • DIVERCINE International Film Festival for Children and Young People. Uruguay.
  • Cerdanya Film Festival. Spain.
  • Islantilla International Moonlight Film Festival. Spain.
  • Skopje Film Festival. Macedonia.
  • Bezana Special Session. Spain.
  • Watch Out Tetovo Film Festival. Macedonia.
  • Luis Gonzaga Center Short Film Competition. Spain.
  • River Film Festival. Italy.
  • UNCIPAR Independent Film and Video. Argentina.
  • Burgos Documentary Film Festival. Spain.
  • Solidarity Week of International Cooperation. Spain.
  • International Human Rights Film Festival. Argentina.
  • International Festival of Short Films Cine a la Calle. Colombia.
  • Festival de Cine Accesible AcceCine. Peru.
  • Olympia Film Festival for Children and Young People. Greece.
  • International Children’s Film Festival India. India.
  • Documentary Escales Festival International du Documentaire de Création. France.
  • Festifal (Rural Theme Short Film Festival. Spain.
  • Itinerant Festival Article 31 in your district – Madrid. Spain.
  • Dos Torres Rural Cinema Show. Spain.
  • Plein the Bobine. Cinéma Jeunes Publics Festival. France.
  • Cinemator Festival. France.
  • Sant Joan d’Alacant Film Festival. Spain.
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  • L’Ombre d’un court Festival. France.
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  • Cronograf International Documentary Festival. Moldova.
  • Skepto International Film Festival. Italy.
  • Documentary Film Festival Article 31 Film Festival. Spain.
  • PIÉLAGOS EN CORTO International Short Film Festival. Spain.
  • Busan International Short Film Festival. South Korea.
  • “SIN FRONTERAS” Film Series on Migration and Refuge. Spain.
  • Plasencia Encorto National Festival & International Youth Film Plasencia Festival. Spain.
  • Carabanchel Short Film Competition. Spain.
  • Trofeu Torretes de Curtmetratges. Spain.
  • CPH: DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Festival. Denmark.
  • International Children’s Film Festival – CINI 2017. Peru.
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  • Sample of Social Cinema and Human Rights of Asturias. Spain.
  • Tübingen Latin Film Festival. Germany.
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  • 4th India International Deaf Film Festival. India.
  • Bluenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF). Canada.
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  • Madrid Film Festival – PNR. Spain
  • FISAHARA International Sahara Festival. Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf (Algeria).
  • Montreal World Film Festival. Canada.
  • Community of Madrid Short Film Week. Spain.