Seven of the ten shorts on the shortlist for the 2020 Academy Awards were made outside of the United States.
Low-budget features and South American contenders are competing alongside Pixar this year.
Don Hertzfeldt comes out on top in a survey of international animation experts.
Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci’s sci-fi fable and Konstantin Bronzit’s short exploration led awardees to the outer limits.
See the full list of winners from Portugal’s Cinanima festival.
Cartoon Brew looks at some of the likely contenders in the Oscar race for this year’s best animated short film.