Here’s the list of qualified shorts, screened this past weekend for members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with links to all the films were you can find additional info, see the trailer or watch the whole film itself.
Members of the Short Film and Feature Animation branch will soon vote, creating a shortlist of ten films from this 45. A second round of voting, also restricted to members of the Short Films and Feature Animation branches, will narrow it down to the five nominees for Best Animated Short Film Oscar. The final vote, which determines the winner, is open to all Academy members provided that they have watched every nominated short. It’s a wide open field this year with a variety of techniques and themes; four major studio shorts (from Pixar, Warners, Sony, Disney) up against some of the best talents from around the world, along with student films and independent fare. Can’t wait to see who makes it to the shortlist. Good luck to all!
A Shadow of Blue by Carlos Lascano
Birdboy by Alberto Vasquez (Abrikim Studio)
Chopin’s Drawings by Dorota Kobiela (BreakThru Films) Poland
Correspondence by Zach Hyer (Pratt)
Daisy Cutter by Enrique Garcia and Rubin Salazar (Silverspace)
Dimanche / Sunday by Patrick Doyon (NFB)
El Salon Mexico by Paul Glickman and Tamarind King
Enrique Wrecks the World by David Chai
Ente Tod Und Tulipe (Duck Death and the Tulip) by Matthias Bruhn (Richard Lutterbeck — Trickstudio)
Fat Hamster by Adam Wyrwas (BreakThru Films) Poland
Grandpa Looked Like William Powell by David B. Levy
Hamster Heaven by Paul Bolger (BreakThru Films) Poland
I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat by Matt O’Callaghan (Warner Bros.)
I Was the Child of Holocaust Survivors by Anne Marie Fleming (NFB)
Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest by Kevin Sean Michaels USA
Kahanikar by Nandita Jain (National Film and Television School) England
La Luna by Enrico Casarosa (Pixar)
Read Cartoon Brew’s coverage of La Luna.
Little Postman by Dorota Kobiela (BreakThru Films) Poland
Luminaris by Juan Pablo Zaramella (JPZaramella Studios)
Read Cartoon Brew’s coverage of Juan Pablo Zaramella.
Luna by Donna Brockopp (Rainmaker) Canada
Maska by Timothy and Stephen Quay (Sem-ma-for) Poland
Muybridge’s Strings by Koji Yamamura
My Hometown by Jerry Levitan, Written and Narrated by Yoko Ono (Eggplant)
Night Island by Salvador Maldonado (BreakThru Films) Poland
Nullarbor by Alister Lockhart
Papa’s Boy by Leevi Lemmetty (BreakThru Films) Poland
Paths of Hate by Damien Nenow (Platige Image) Poland
Read Cartoon Brew’s post about Paths of Hate.
Romance by George Schwizgebel (NFB & Studio GDS)
Specky Four-Eyes by Jean Claude Rozec (Vivement Lundi)
Spirits of the Piano by Magdalena Osinska (BreakThru Films) Poland
Thank You by Pen Ward and Thomas Herpich (Cartoon Network/Frederator)
Read Cartoon Brew’s coverage of Adventure Time.
The Ballad of Nessie by Stevie Wermers (Walt Disney Studios)
Read Cartoon Brew’s coverage of Ballad of Nessie.
The External World by David O’ Reilly
Read Cartoon Brew’s post about The External World.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg (Moonbot Studios)
Read Cartoon Brew’s post about The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
The Gloaming by Nobrain (Autour De Minuit) France
The Lost Town of Switez by Kamil Polak (Human Ark) Poland
The Magic Piano by Martin Clapp (BreakThru Films) Poland
The Monster of Nix by Rosto
Read Cartoon Brew’s post about The Monster of Nix.
The Renter by Jason Carpenter (CalArts)
Read Cartoon Brew’s interview with Jason Carpenter about The Renter.
The Smurf’s A Christmas Carol by Troy Quane (Sony Pictures Animation)
The Tannery by Iain Gardner
The Vermeers by Tal S. Shamir
Vincenta by Samuel Orti Marti
Wild Life by Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby (NFB)
Read Cartoon Brew’s post about Wild Life.