THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2012 - ANIMATION
For the first time in the Czech Republic at one screening – all the five finalists of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) – Best Animated Short Film including the winner. At iShorts night, you will have an unrepeatable opportunity to see whether the Oscar went to the right one. The screening of films will be held only once and the places are limited. So it is now or maybe in a year… iShorts and ShortsHD present: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012
DIMANCHE / SUNDAY (CANADA)
Director: Patrick Doyon | Producer: Marc Bertrand and Michael Fukushima |
Year: 2011 | Length: 9 min | Animation |
Every Sunday, it's the same old routine! The train clatters through the village and almost shakes the pictures off the wall. In the church, Dad dreams about his toolbox. And of course later Grandma will get a visit and the animals will meet their fate.
Awards: „Special Mention (Generation K+ Short Film)“ Berlin International Film Festival 2011 | „Most Inventive International Film Award“ Odense International Film Festival 2011 | „Best Children Film Award“ Varna World Festival of Animated Film 2011 | „ASIFA-Colorado Award for the Best Animated Short“ Denver Film Festival 2011 | „Best of International Program #4 (Judges Choices)“ Melbourne International Animation Festival 2011 | „Special Mention (Best Short Film)“ CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival 2011 | „Honourable Mention (Best Canadian Animation)“ Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011 | „Best Animated Short (nomination)“ Annie Awards 2012
THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE (USA)
Director: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg | Producer: Lampton Enochs Jr., Trish Farnsworth-Smith and Alissa M. Kantrow |
Year: 2011 | Length: 17 min | Animation |
Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, „The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore“ is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) co-directors William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and MGM Technicolor musicals. Morris Lessmore is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.
Awards: „Best Animated Short“ Cinequest Film Fest | „Best in Show“ SIGGRAPH | „Golden Space Needle Award“ Seattle International Film Festival | „Audience Favorite Award“ Palm Springs International ShortFest | „Best Animated Short Film Award“ Cleveland International Film Festival | „Audience Award for Best Short Film“ Florida Film Festival | „Special Jury Prize for Imaginative Storytelling“ Nashville Film Festival | „Best Animated Film“ Tacoma Film Festival | „Curator’s Choice Awards“ Burbank International Film Fest | „Best Animated Short and Audience Award“ Austin Film Festival | „Grand Prize Winner“ Rhode Island International Film Fest
LA LUNA (USA)
Director: Enrico Casarosa | Producer: Kevin Reher – John Lasseter (Executive Producer) |
Year: 2011 | Length: 7 min | Animation |
„La Luna“ is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?
Awards: Nominated Best Short Subject, Annie Awards
A MORNING STROLL (UK)
Director: Grant Orchard | Producer: Sue Goffe |
Year: 2011 | Length: 7 min | Animation |
When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we are left to wonder which one is the real city slicker.
Awards: „Jury Prize in Animated Short Film“ Sundance Film Festival 2012 | „First Prize“ ANIMAX International Animation Festival | „Best Animation“ 24th Foyle Film Festival | „Best of British“ Animated Encounters 2011 | „Best Professional Film“ and „Audience Award“ BAF 2011 | „Best Animated Short“ Edmonton Film Festival 2011 | Best Animated Film – Wimbledon Shorts 2011 Brooklyn Film Festival 2011 | „Junior Jury Award for Short Film“ Annecy 2011 | „Audience Prize“ British Shorts Berlin | „Best Animation“ Kinofest 2011 | „Best Character“ ViewFest 2011
WILD LIFE (CANADA)
Director: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby | Producer: Marcy Page a Bonnie Thompson |
Year: 2011 | Length: 14 min | Animation |
Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.
Awards: Nominated „Best Animated Short“ Annie Awards 2012 | Nominated Genie Awards 2012 Animated Short Category Toronto | „Best Canadian Short“ Atlantic Film Festival Halifax, 2011 | Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation Canadian Film Showcase Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011 | „First Prize L’Alternativa“ / International Festival of Independent Films Barcelona 2011