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Column: Festivals

ANIMATIONWorld Fresh from the Festivals: January 2009's Reviews

Andrew Farago reviews three of the Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short along with two others: The Heart of Amos Klein by Michal and Uri Kranot, Lavatory Lovestory by Konstantin Bronzit, La maison en petits cubes by Kunio Kato, Sweet & Sour by Eddie White and This Way Up by Smith & Foulkes.

ANIMATIONWorld Fresh from the Festivals: December 2008's Reviews

Andrew Farago reviews four short films about struggling with work and career paths: Hot Seat by Janet Perlman, Mutt by Glen Hunwick, The Necktie (Le noeud cravate) by Jean-François Lévesque, Oktapodi by Julien Bocabeille, François-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier and Emud Mokhberi.

ANIMATIONWorld Fresh from the Festivals: February 2008’s Reviews

Andrew Farago makes his debut as the new Fresh from the Festivals reviewer with five short films: Isabelle au bois dormant (Sleeping Betty) by Claude Cloutier, Jeu by Georges Schwizgebel, Madame Tutli-Putli directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, Me les pigeons vont au paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven) by Samuel Tourneux and The Pearce Sisters by Luis Cook.

ANIMATIONWorld Fresh from the Festivals: September 2007's Reviews

Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- Mr. Reaper's Really Bad Morning by Kevin D.A. Kurytnik and Carol Beecher, Birdcalls by Malcolm Sutherland, Lapsus by Juan Pablo Zaramella, I Like Pandas by Jessica Borutski and La Memoria dei cani by Simone Massi .