The Academy Award shortlist for best Animated Short Film is here!
I know we all have aspirations, but I think one shared by many of the people who read this site is to compete for an Academy Award. I know it seems far fetched, but I practice my speech in the shower all the time, and I think it could be really good.
One category that I think we all could compete in is Best Short Film. Sure, there's lots of competition, but making a good short film is not as crazy as you think. You might be able to write and shoot a few a year if you keep them small enough, and all you have to do is play in a few festivals to get noticed.
I know, all that is hard! But it's not impossible.
Anyway, as you dare to dream, check out these 10 animated short films. They made the shortlist for the Animated Short Film category. 96 total films qualified, and members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch voted to determine the shortlist.
Check them out and let me know what you think in the comments.
Watch the 10 Animated Short Films on the Shortlist for the Academy Awards
Some of these links just take you to trailers, but the full films are available on Peacock, Netflix, Disney+, or through a link on their YouTube or Vimeo page where the trailer leads.
Directed by: Madeline Sharafian
Video is no longer available: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScI8OOqsqrQ&feature=emb_title
2. Genius Loci
Directed by: Adrien Merigeau
3. If Anything Happens I Love You
Directed by: Will McCormack, Michael Govier
Directed by: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Directed by: Erick Oh
OPERA (Teaser)https://t.co/9iJbDSD2Ko— OPERA (@operamundi2021) February 15, 2021
Directed by: Steven Hunter
7. The Snail and the Whale
Directed by: Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
8. To Gerard
Directed by: Taylor Meacham
Created by: Hugo Frassetto, Hannah Letaif, Nicolas Liguori, Clementine Robach
Directed by: Gísli Darri Halldórsson
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The Traces animation style is quite amazing. Hand draw animation like this never fails to impress me with the incredible amount of time and artwork involved.
Here is the full video:
March 4, 2021 at 10:56AM
"If Anything Happens I Love You" is just... f**king... devastating
March 4, 2021 at 12:04PM
For people in NA I guess. I really don't think it has as strong of an impact on other countries.
March 4, 2021 at 2:20PM
SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS
Which other countries? Is the sudden and tragic death of a child somehow unique to North America?
March 5, 2021 at 12:40PM
No, but the film works much more in North America because school shootings are so prevalent and feel much closer to home there.
March 6, 2021 at 6:52PM
That strikes me as a rather narrow reading of the short but okay
March 8, 2021 at 12:52PM
If you think the way the kid dies does not have much to do with the impact the film has on North American audiences then agree to disagree.
March 9, 2021 at 2:48PM
I just don't understand the dismissiveness. Tragedy is tragedy, regardless of the specifics. If the tragedy were something unique to another country, I wouldn't be dismissive of it as not relevant to me. I don't have children. Should I dismiss it as not relevant to me?
March 9, 2021 at 9:15PM
Read my original comment again. Never said it was not tragic to other audiences, I just said it has a much stronger impact in NA.
March 11, 2021 at 5:23AM
I said it was devastating. You implied not so much so to audiences outside of North America. That strikes me as a narrow and dismissive take.
Why was it important to say that at all?
March 11, 2021 at 8:54AM
i really like that post
March 8, 2021 at 4:45AM
The first link to watch the whole film takes you to a russian hacking website that keeps asking you to install a piece of software that's a backdoor. Beware.
March 11, 2021 at 10:43AM, Edited March 11, 10:43AM