Watch trailers and clips from all 10 shortlisted projects.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that 10 animated short films have been selected to advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards. Sixty pictures had originally qualified in the category.
The field ranges from studio projects such as Pixar’s yet-to-be-released Sanjay’s Super Team, to student films like CalArts graduate Seth Boyden’s An Object at Rest. The NFB has two shortlisted films competing in the race: the 2D Carface, directed by Claude Cloutier, and the stop-motion If I Was God… directed by Cordell Barker. Four of the shortlisted films were also part of the 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows, including Love in the Time of March Madness, Konstantin Bronzit’s We Can’t Live without Cosmos, Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow, and Sanjay’s Super Team, which because of its unreleased status was excluded from the theatrical run but was still shown as part of the non-theatrical/educational release.
Check out trailers and clips from all 10 films, shown below in alphabetical order by title:
Bear Story (Historia De Un Oso), Gabriel Osorio, director, and Pato Escala, producer (Punkrobot Animation Studio)
Carface (Autos Portraits), Claude Cloutier, director (National Film Board of Canada)
If I Was God…, Cordell Barker, director (National Film Board of Canada)
Love in the Time of March Madness, Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano, directors (High Hip Productions and KAPWA Studioworks)
My Home, Phuong Mai Nguyen, director (Papy3D Productions)
An Object at Rest, Seth Boyden, director (California Institute of the Arts)
Prologue, Richard Williams, director, and Imogen Sutton, producer (Animation Masterclass)
Sanjay’s Super Team, Sanjay Patel, director, and Nicole Grindle, producer (Pixar Animation Studios)
We Can’t Live without Cosmos, Konstantin Bronzit, director (Melnitsa Animation Studio)
World of Tomorrow, Don Hertzfeldt, director (Bitter Films)
Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select five nominees from among the 10 titles, with nominees to be announced Thursday, January 14, 2016.