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.
Category: Short Films
The NFB’s latest nominated short proves once again that there’s more to like about the Great White North than maple syrup pie and Molson’s.
On Wednesday 28 March 2012 the fifteenth edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) takes off.
RareForm Pictures recently completed “Wallenda,” a VFX heavy short film that is currently making its way through the 2012 film festival circuit.
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.
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.
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.
Sound editing teams from Hugo, The Muppets, Super 8, The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse were honored Sunday during the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 59th Golden Reel Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
As we made our way from PDI/DreamWorks up to George Lucas' Big Rock Ranch, we took a short pause to take in the spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
PDI/DreamWorks was a major stop on the NoCal leg of the 2012 Oscar Showcase tour and it did not disappoint.
Digital artists worldwide used Autodesk digital entertainment creation software to create 2011's most celebrated movies.
This year's Northern California tour includes Pixar, PDI/Dreamworks, Lucas Animation, The Walt Disney Family Museum and an evening with ASIFA San Francisco. Nominees on hand are Patrick Doyon and Marc Bertrand, the director and producer of Sunday/Dimanche; directors William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and producer Lampton Enochs of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore; and Bonnie Thompson, the producer of Wild Life, a film by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis. They have traveled from Shreveport, Louisiana, Montreal and Ontario Canada.
Get set for an unforgettable journey with everyone’s favorite cat and mouse duo in Tom & Jerry: Around the World, available from Warner Home Video (WHV) May 8, 2012.
An early Valentine present for The Oscar® Nominated Short Films 2012, which opened on 120 screens across the United States and Canada last Friday, February 10th, 2012 when the release beat expectations and broke its previous record from the year before.
Fans and friends of animation are invited to the 11th International Festival of Animated Films AniFest (April 26 – May 1, 2012). Accreditation passes are now available online at www.anifest.cz through April 20, 2012.
UCA graduate Grant Orchard won the Best Short Animation BAFTA for A Morning Stroll, which he made in his spare time at Studio AKA.
Director Enrico Casaroa and Producer Kevin Reher discuss the creative and production process behind the gentle and beautifully crafted La Luna.
At the BAFTA Awards held Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London, Rango won best animated film, beating The Adventures Of Tintin and Arthur Christmas. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 got the top prize for visual effects, and Hugo won two awards for sound and design.
With the arrival of director Ian Hubert and concept artist David Revoy next week, the Blender Institute in Amsterdam hosts another Open Movie.
The director of the NFB's Oscar-nominated short discusses his design challenges and personal inspiration.