Yesterday, the Motion Picture Academy screened 45 qualified animated short films for short list voting in a program from which the eventual 2011 Oscar winner will be chosen. Most people don’t keep tabs on the best new animated shorts produced each year.
However, now you know that this year’s Oscar-winning short, to be crowned next February 26th, is one of the films on the list shown below.
The LA screening, to be followed by a New York screening next week, presented 45 short films for attending Academy members. From these 45 films, the annual 10 film "short list" will be chosen for voting by the members of the Short Films and Animated Features branch, which will whittle the list down to the final 5 nominees. These nominees are then voted on by the entire Academy membership at designated screenings. AWN will publish more information on this process and selection of films in the coming weeks.
The complete 45 film list is as follows:
A Morning Stroll Directed by Grant Orchard (Studio AKA) England http://www.studioaka.co.uk/#/work-amorningstroll
A Shadow of Blue Directed by Carlos Lascanohttp://www.carloslascano.com/carloslascano/vid_asob.html
Birdboy Directed by Alberto Vasquez (Abrikim Studio) http://www.birdboy.net
Chopin's Drawings Directed by Dorota Kobiela (BreakThru Films) Poland http://www.annecy.org/annecy-2012/festival/programmes/programme-film-ind...
Correspondence Directed by Zach Hyer (Pratt) http://zachhyer.com/
Daisy Cutter Directed by Enrique Garcia & Rubin Salazar (Silverspace) http://www.daisycutter.es/
Dimanche/ Sunday Directed by Patrick Doyon (NFB) http://www.nfb.ca/film/dimanche_bande_annonce/
El Salon Mexico Directed by Paul Glickman and Tamarind King http://www.elsalonmexico.com/
Enrique Wrecks the World Directed by David Chai http://www.houseofchai.net
Ente Tod Und Tulipe (Duck Death and the Tulip) Directed by Matthias Bruhn (Richard Lutterbeck - Trickstudio) http://www.animamundi.com.br/en/festival/detalhes_filme_festival.php/193...
Fat Hamster Directed by Adam Wyrwas (BreakThru Films) Poland http://www.annecy.org/annecy-2012/festival/programmes/programme-film-ind...
Grandpa Looked Like William Powell Directed by David Levy http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grandpa-Looked-Like-William-Powell/1139967...
Hamster Heaven Directed by Paul Bolger (BreakThru Films) Poland https://www.facebook.com/hamsterheaven
I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat Directed by Matt O'Callaghan (Warner Bros.) http://www.awn.com/news/cg/cg-looney-tunes-mel-blanc-coming-theaters
I Was the Child of Holocaust Survivors Directed by Anne Marie Fleming (NFB) http://www.nfb.ca/film/i_was_child_holocaust_survivors_clip_2
Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest Directed by Kevin Sean Michaels USA http://ingridpitt.co.uk/
Kahanikar Directed by Nandita Jain (National Film and Television School) England http://www.nftsanimation.org/departments.htm
La Luna Directed by Enrico Casarosa (Pixar) http://www.awn.com/articles/article/first-look-pixars-la-luna
Little Postman Directed by Dorota Kobiela (BreakThru Films) Poland https://www.facebook.com/LPostman
Luminaris Directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella (JPZaramella Studios) http://www.zaramella.com.ar/
Luna Directed by Donna Brockopp (Rainmaker) Canada http://www.rainmaker.com/luna/
Maska Directed by Timothy and Stephen Quay (Sem-ma-for) Poland http://www.se-ma-for.com/en/films/13-maska
Muybridge's Strings Directed by Koji Yamamura http://www.yamamura-animation.jp/E_Body.html
My Hometown Produced and Directed by Jerry Levitan, Written and Narrated by Yoko Ono (Eggplant) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isPVjHxxW5s
Night Island Directed by Salvador Maldonado (BreakThru Films) Poland https://www.facebook.com/pages/Night-Island/159832614096127?v=info
Nullarbor Directed by Alister Lockhart http://www.nullarborshortfilm.com/
Papa's Boy Directed by Leevi Lemmetty (BreakThru Films) Poland https://www.facebook.com/papasboypage
Paths of Hate Directed by Damien Nenow (Platige Image) Poland http://www.platige.com/index.php?tu=74&lng=en
Romance Directed by George Schwizgebel (NFB & Studio GDS) http://www.nfb.ca/film/romance_trailer/
Specky Four-Eyes Directed by Jean Claude Rozec (Vivement Lundi) http://en.unifrance.org/movie/31752/specky-four-eyes
Spirits of the Piano Directed by Magdalena Osinska (BreakThru Films) Poland http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spirits-of-the-Piano/289754347703136?v=inf...
Thank You Directed by Pendleton Ward & Thomas Herpich (Cartoon Network Studios in partnership with Frederator) http://adventuretime.frederator.com/
The Ballad of Nessie Directed by Stevie Wermers (Walt Disney Studios) http://www.awn.com/articles/article/ballad-nessie-lost-disney-short
The External World Directed by David Oreilly http://www.theexternalworld.com/
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Directed by William Joyce & Brandon Oldenburg (Moonbot Studios) http://www.facebook.com/morrislessmore
The Gloaming Directed by Nobrain (Autour De Minuit) France http://www.nobrain.fr/the-gloaming
The Lost Town of Switez Directed by Kamil Polak (Human Ark) Poland http://www.switez.com/
The Magic Piano Directed by Martin Clapp (BreakThru Films) Poland http://www.annecy.org/annecy-2012/festival/programmes/programme-film-ind...
The Monster of Nix Directed by Rosto http://www.monsterofnix.com/
The Renter Directed by Jason Carpenter (CalArts) http://therenter.net/The_Renter/The_Renter.html
The Smurf's a Christmas Carol Directed by Troy Quane (Sony Pictures Animation) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2062677/companycredits
The Tannery Directed by Iain Gardner (Axis Animation) http://www.iaingardner.co.uk/
The Vermeers Directed by Tal S. Shamir http://www.talshamir.com/
Vincenta Directed by Samuel Orti Marti http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44575&FID=206
Wild Life Directed by Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby (NFB) http://www.nfb.ca/film/wild_life_clip_1