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Perry’s Previews: 2015 Oscar Animation Shorts Review, Director Interviews & Prediction

By Perry Chen | Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:46pm

2014 brings us another year of great variety in animation style and storytelling, though my pick for Oscar winner and my favorite short are not the same this year.

The Tiffen Company Headline News

Tiffen Honored with Academy’s Sci-Tech Award of Commendation

Recognized for efforts in developing infrared-reducing dye-based filters for digital cameras, Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik receive special plaque at the Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards.

APD 2015 Headline News

Animation Production Day Announces CARTOON Partnership

New two-stage selection process at ADP 2015 allows animation projects at a very early stage of development optimal preparation time for the Cartoon Forum event in Toulouse.

Awards Headline News

Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ Receives Cinema Audio Society Award

‘Birdman’ soars at CAS Awards; ‘Big Hero 6’ takes Animation Award; David Macmillan, CAS honored with CAS Career Achievement Award; Richard Linklater presented with CAS Filmmaker Award.

Short Films Headline News

House Special’s ‘Tale of Momentum & Inertia’ Wins One Screen Award

Global short film and video competition for the film and advertising industries recognizes House Special’s ‘A Tale of Momentum & Inertia,’A Girl Named Elastika’ directed by Guillaume Blanchet, and NYOD ‘Long Live New York’ by Y&R New York.

Post-production Headline News

Hollywood Post Alliance Rebranding as Hollywood Professional Alliance

Move underlines role as the leading trade organization for industry professionals across the content production, finishing, distribution through archive lifecycle.

Technology Headline News

HP DreamColor Display Developers Receive Academy’s Sci-Tech Award

HP DreamColor Display used in production of Oscar-nominated films, including DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.’

Dreamworks Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Wins Two Academy Sci-Tech Awards

DreamWorks' Foliage System and OpenVDB -- most recently used in the Academy Award- nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' -- recognized for its innovation in CGI filmmaking.

transmedia Headline News

Forum Blanc 2015 Spotlights Interactive Storytelling

Highlights include a keynote presentation given by independent transmedia architect Michel Reilhac entitled “Interactive Storytelling, After the Excitation: Where is the Urge? Where is the Money?”

Awards Headline News

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Tops 13th Annual VES Awards

Big Hero 6’ garners five awards; ‘Games of Thrones’ and SSE “Maya” lead in broadcast and commercial wins.

Superights Headline News

Superights Sells ‘Boyster’ to More Disney Networks

Coming out of its official launch at MIP Junior, animated comedy series produced by French studio Je Suis Bien Content is sold to Disney for broadcast in Japan, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX 2015 to Spotlight Immersion and Virtual Reality

Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia to explore the impact of immersive technologies on financing, content creation, distribution and viewing behavior across different platforms.