Papiroflexia (Spanish for “Origami”) is the animated tale of Fred, a skilful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands.

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Created by Joaquin Baldwin at the UCLA Animation Workshop, 2007. Original Score written by Nick Fevola.






  1. Sarah Avatar

    Oh wow, pretty much the most beautiful, creative and moving short film I’ve ever witnessed. A heart warming tear-jerker. And what amazing animation. Thank you for posting this.

  2. Peter Kiermeir Avatar
    Peter Kiermeir

    Lets you pause for a moment! Thanks for posting it Brian – and have a nice day!

  3. vickif Avatar

    highlights a lot in a brief few moments, leaves you asking…’where does man fit in’?

  4. Salle Avatar

    What creative and thoughtful short film.

    It evokes a lot of depth and positivity.

    Thanks Brian, it’s really cool!

  5. Renee Avatar

    beautiful. really beautiful.

  6. Linda Hunter Avatar

    oh man I love that part where he folds himself into a bear. . I wish I could do that!

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