Friday, November 22, 2013

Short Film Bake-Off

Ten live-action and ten animated short films advance for this years Oscar race.  Five of each will eventually be nominated.

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)- Esteben Crespo
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)- Xavier Legrand
Dva (Two)- Mickey Nedimovic
Helium- Anders Walter
Pitaako Mu Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)- Selma Vilhunen
Record/Play- Jesse Atlas
Throat Song- Miranda de Pencier
The Voorman Problem- Mark Gill

Aningaaq, Jonás Cuarón's eligible short, a companion piece to Gravity, which he co-wrote with director dad Alfonso, alas, didn't make the cut.

Feral- Daniel Sousa
Get a Horse!- Lauren MacMullan- Mickey Mouse is eligible for an Oscar!  Or he's short is.  If this one wins (the film will be played theatrically with Frozen), it would mark the first time a Mickey cartoon won an Oscar in 72 years.  Walt Disney voices the mouse in this throwback toon.
Gloria Victoria- Theodore Ushev
Hollow Land- Uri Kranot & Michelle Kranot
The Missing Scarf- Eoin Duffy
Mr. Hublot- Laurent Witz
Possessions- Shuhei Morita
Requiem for Romance- Jonathan Ng
Room on the Broom- Max Lang & Jan Lachauer
Subconscious Password- Chris Landreth

MISSING: The Blue Umbrella, Pixar's latest short (which played with Monsters University

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