Rod Sáez boasts over 20 years of experience in the cinema industry, having worked on music videos for renowned bands such as Faith No More, Soul Asylum, E-MEN, Therion, Kreator, and Lacrimosa, among others. He has also been instrumental in promoting independent cinema through various film festivals that are known for showcasing talented filmmakers.
In 2016, Rod Sáez and Soledad Cáceres founded Cintamani Films, an independent cinema agency that has produced many captivating films in Chile and co-produced several globally recognized productions. In fact, three of the films distributed by Cintamani and two of the films co-produced by Soledad and Rod were shortlisted for the Academy Awards in October 2021.
Same situation repeated 2022.
Recently Rod directed his first short film in over 30 years.
Best Short Film
Signals - Timothy Connon and the pier
Tabriz Cinema Awards
Tabriz
2024
Best Short
Signals - Timothy Connon and the pier
David Film Festival
Los Angeles
2024
Besc Sci Fi Short
Signals - Timothy Connon and the pier
L.A. Film Festival
Los Angeles
2024
Officlal Selection
For Everyone
100 Films Retreat
Rancho Cucamonga, Los Angeles, California
2024
Shortlisted for Academy Awards for Chile
Superno
Academia de Cine
Madrid
2021
The Best Animation Short
1-2-3-4
Imagine Rain Independent Film Awards
Silicon Valley, California
2021
Best Animation Short
1-2-3-4
Accord Cine Fest
Mumbai
2021
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
1-2-3-4
PORT BLAIR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
PORT BLAIR, ANDAMAN NICOBAR ISLAND
2021
Best Animated Short
1-2-3-4
White Unicorn International Film Festival
Mumbai
2021
Honorable Mention
1-2-3-4
LA Underground Film Forum
Los Angeles
2021
Fantasías sin Reglas
The Offspring
Insólito Festival de Cine
Lima
2020
BEST ANIMATION HONORABLE MENTION
1-2-3-4
Roma Short Film Festival
Roma
2020
Best actor, Best Actress, Best Secondary Actor, Best Secondary Actress, Best Photography, Best Edition, Best Music
The Princes
Festival Cine PE
Pernambuco
2018
Documentary Competition
Horse Dude's North
Festival de Cine Inusual de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
2018
Marche du Film
Horse Dude's North
Cannes Film Festival
Cannes
2018
Blood Window
Aurora
Blood Window - Ventana Sur
Buenos Aires
2018
Short Film Competition
Aurora
Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival
Phoenix
2018
Marche du Film
Aurora
Marche du Film
Cannes
2018
international competition
Bones Picked
FESANCOR
Santiago
2018
Marche du Film
Bones Picked
Cannes Film Festival
Cannes
2018
Marche du Film
Woodstaco the Documentary
Cannes Film Festival
Cannes
2018
Marche du Film
The Doxey Boggart
Ventana Sur
Buenos Aires
2017
Marche du Film
Woodstaco the Documentary
Ventana Sur 2017
Buenos Aires
2017
WIP
Woodstaco the Documentary
In Edit Nescafe WOrk in Progress
Santiago
2016
Birth Date
April 20, 1972
Nickname
Rod Sáez Chavez - Cintamani Films
Birth City
Santiago
Current City
Santiago
Hometown
Santiago
Height
1.78 cms
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Little bit of everything
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Aries
Married To
Soledad Caceres
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