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Category: Short Films

Headline News Oscar Winning Moonbot Short Fueled by Ringling Graduates

Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to announce that a short film created by Moonbot Studios, an animation and storytelling studio cofounded by a Ringling College graduate and Trustee, won an Oscar at the 84th Academy Awards.

Headline News Pixeldust Creates Compelling Web Video for FHSSA

Washington, D.C.-based Pixeldust Studios created a three-minute web video for the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa (FHSSA) to reach out to U.S. hospices with the message about the need for additional partners.

Headline News Composer John Hunter Scores Oscar Winning Short

John Hunter, composer and partner at Breed Music, scores the Academy Award winning animated short “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg of Moonbot Studios.

Blogs Have The Annies Become Relevant Again?

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6:10pm

If you asked me whether the Annies had become irrelevant a few years ago, I, and many in and around the animation industry, would have quickly said, yes. But see what a few years have done. The Disney boycott really forced the hand of ASIFA and put them into a position to fix the problems many had been complaining about for years. Moves such as keeping Annie voting to professionals and forming the member's favorite category for the larger membership have gone a long way in bringing a sense of legitimacy back to the long running awards show.

Blogs Oscar Tour 2012 LA Day 2: 20th Century Fox

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2012 at 5:09pm

Wednesday afternoon found the Oscar shorts nominees at 20th Century Fox's sprawling backlot, located in the heart of Century City. After checking in at the Little Theater, used by the studio for on-site screenings, it was off for some behind-the-scenes looks at one of television's biggest studios.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 28

Special Guest: OIAF Animators' Picnic 2011 - Part 1


Joel and Alan bother legends of international animation as they try to eat, drink, and be wary at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011.

Blogs Oscar Tour NoCal: Final Night with ASIFA San Francisco

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10:42am

Dolby Digital in San Francisco and Karl Cohen hosted the last Bay Area Oscar Tour screening for ASIFA San Francisco members. The filmmakers greeted ASIFA members in the lobby and talk about their films before the screening began. Marcy Page, producer of Wild Life, joined us for the evening.

Headline News ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’ Wins Oscar for Best Animated Short

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” won the award for Best Animated Short at the 84th Academy Awards.

Blogs Perry’s Previews 2012 Animation Shorts Oscar Prediction, Review & Director Interviews

By Perry Chen | Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7:30am

My review and filmmaker interviews for the 5 nominees are in the order from my least favorite to my favorite, with a prediction of Oscar winner at the end.

Headline News RareForm Pictures’ ‘Wallenda’ Enters the Festival Circuit

RareForm Pictures recently completed “Wallenda,” a VFX heavy short film that is currently making its way through the 2012 film festival circuit.

Headline News British Animation Award Finalists Announced

The British Animation Awards (BAAs) finalists have been announced for both the juried categories and the Children’s Choice awards, determined by kid voters in the UK.

Headline News TAAFI Announces Evening with Don Hertzfeldt

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) announced an evening with cult animator and Academy Award nominee, Don Hertzfeldt, including a screening of his latest film, It’s Such a Beautiful Day on March 5th at The Royal Cinema.

Headline News th2ng Directs BMW Ergonomics

Live-action production company th2ng has been commissioned by BMW and WCRS to direct and produce an inspirational short film, “Man and Machine,” to celebrate the sporting achievements of the BMW London 2012 Performance Team.

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