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PreView Panel Set: ‘Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Short Film’

Join AWN’s own Dan Sarto on February 20 for a free online conversation and Q&A with the directors of the nominated films, ‘Letter to a Pig,’ ‘Ninety-Five Senses,’ ‘Our Uniform,’ ‘Pachyderme,’ and ‘WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko,’ hosted by the VIEW Conference in partnership with the VFX Festival.

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Watch: Oscar Shortlisted ‘Letter to a Pig’

The award-winning animated short uses live-action and hand-drawn animation to tackle the complex story of a Holocaust survivor who addresses a classroom full of students and one young schoolgirl’s reaction; streams on YouTube for 2-days only – beginning January 4.

A Different Angle to a Traumatic Historical Event ANIMATIONWorld

‘Letter to a Pig’: Traumatic Memory Through the Eyes of Youthful Imagination

Filmmaker Tal Kantor’s first solo short film uses live-action and hand-drawn animation to tackle the heavy and complex subject of a Holocaust survivor addressing a classroom full of students, sharing a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life, and how reality, memory, and imagination blend together in one young schoolgirl’s reaction.  

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Behind the Line Work of Animation is Film 2023’s Grand Prize Winners

Both ‘Chicken for Linda!’ and ‘Letter to a Pig’ push the medium’s artistic boundaries with constant motion, unrefined lines, and imprecise shading and coloring, proving more experimental, auteur-driven animation can be every bit as compelling and entertaining as mainstream films. 

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‘Chicken for Linda!’ Takes Grand Prize at AiF 2023

The 6th edition of Animation is Film announced winners for its 5-day festival that kicked off with Studio Ghibli’s just-released 'The Boy and The Heron,' directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and wrapped with director Sam Fell and Peter Lord presenting Aardman's upcoming film, ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of The Nugget.’

The Best in Short Film Animation Headline News

The Animation Showcase Launches 2023 ‘Best Animated Short Film Collection’

The company’s streaming platform for industry professionals just released its latest collection of shorts as a prelude to the upcoming awards season, including ‘27’ by Flóra Anna Buda,Electra’ by Daria Kashcheeva, and ‘The Day I Became a Bird’ by Andrew Ruhemann; program also tours animation studios in Europe and North America.

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‘The Record’ Takes Grand Prix at Warsaw Animated Film Festival

Swiss director Jonathan Lasker’s film wins the international competition; ‘Slow Light’ by Kijek/Adamski garnered both the Platige Image Award and Polish Filmmakers Association for Best Polish Film.