Oscar® 2016 Qualifying Animated Short Films

by giufra9396-697-618637 | created - 25 Nov 2015 | updated - 25 Nov 2015 | Public

The list of the 60 animated short films that was in race for the 2016 Oscar as best animated short film.

The shortlisted films are: -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)

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1. Bear Story (2014)

G | 11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama.

Director: Gabriel Osorio Vargas

Votes: 3,171

The official website: http://www.punkrobot.cl/

2. Love in the Time of March Madness (2014)

9 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Melissa Johnson hit 6'4'' tall in 8th grade. Although this made her an instant basketball star, LOVE IN THE TIME OF MARCH MADNESS explores her hilarious and awkward true-life misadventures ... See full summary »

Directors: Melissa Johnson, Robertino Zambrano | Star: Melissa Johnson

Votes: 29

The trailer: https://vimeo.com/89993508

3. Chez moi (2014)

12 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Hugo's mother is back home. The day after, when Hugo wakes up, he finds black feathers all over his house.

Director: Phuong Mai Nguyen | Star: Orso Camus

Votes: 66

4. An Object at Rest (2015)

6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The story of a rock facing its greatest adversary: human civilization.

Director: Seth Boyden | Stars: Miles Hartfelder, Paola Pilnik, Sarah Parsons, Philip M. Hofman

Votes: 236

Watch the full short: https://vimeo.com/126177413

5. Prologue (2015)

6 min | Animation, Short

Taking place 2,400 years in the past, Prologue depicts a brutal battle between two teams of Spartan and Athenian warriors.

Director: Richard Williams

Votes: 1,117

An interview with Richard Williams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G78qA9oreNE

6. Sanjay's Super Team (2015)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short, Action

Sanjay loves cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into his Hindu traditions. Reluctance turns into awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on an amazing journey, returning with a new perspective they can both embrace.

Director: Sanjay Patel | Stars: Brent Schraff, Sunny Singh Attar, Arun Rao, Jaquelynn Herrera

Votes: 4,620

7. We Can't Live Without Cosmos (2014)

16 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream.

Director: Konstantin Bronzit

Votes: 1,851

8. World of Tomorrow (2015)

G | 17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Julia Pott, Winona Mae, Sara Cushman

Votes: 8,918

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/XdV1uFwtCpo

9. Voodoo Love Story (2015)

6 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

A voodoo teddy bear falls in love with a female voodoo doll.

Director: Giuseppe Rossi

Official website: www.giusepperossifilms.com

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/cSvoZwnxz0o

10. On Flying Water (2015)

2 min | Animation, Short

An original metaphor of life visualized by the short life time of water droplets, surviving as long as they can, until they are exposed by their toughest natural enemy.

Director: Dominique Monfery

11. Between Times (2014)

15 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A tale about time.

Directors: Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter | Stars: Tatiana Grey, Petra Schmidt-Schaller

Votes: 41

12. Dinner for Few (2014)

10 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A sociopolitical metaphor of the world as a formal dinner that takes an unexpected turn when there's no more food to be served.

Director: Athanassios Vakalis

Votes: 264

13. German Shepherd (2014)

10 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

As a Jew growing up in Baltimore, he learned to fear the German people. Through recurring travels to Berlin, he now initiated his own reconciliation project. This animated film, posing the ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Bergendal | Star: David Paul

Votes: 27

14. Juan and the Cloud (2014)

14 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Juan is a child who doesn t have any friends. La Nube is a cloud who doesn t have any cloud friends. They find each other and become friends. However, Juan grows up and gets lost in the grey adult world.

Director: Giovanni Maccelli | Stars: Ramón Rico, Juan Expósito, Pilar Gómez Mariblanca, Javier Pinto

Votes: 20

15. Pineapple Calamari (2014)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Pineapple Calamari dreams of being a horse racing champion. He lives with two inseparable women who share a very special connection. But when tragedy befalls this happy family, their social dynamic takes a drastic turn to the unexpected.

Director: Kasia Nalewajka

Votes: 61

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/x3FHJdqArjE

16. Storm Hits Jacket (2014)

14 min | Animation, Short, Action

A storm reaches the shores of Brittany. Natures drives crazy, two young scientists get caught up in the chaos. Espionage, romantic tensions and mysterious events clash with enthusiasm and randomness.

Director: Paul Cabon | Stars: Célia Asensio, Tristan le Doze, Christophe Seugnet, Paul Cabon

Votes: 56

17. Zoe (I) (2015)

12 min | Short, Drama

In a world that barley survived itself, the encounter of two unsuspecting strangers, restores the meaning behind survival of the fittest. How far are you willing to go to survive in a world that is barely existent?

Director: Evan Howard | Stars: Alison Switaj, Martha Caldera, Evan Howard, Vanessa Nottingham

18. Castillo y el Armado (2014)

14 min | Animation, Short, Action

On a windy night, Castillo faces his own brutality on the line of the fishhook.

Director: Pedro Harres | Stars: Pilly Calvin, Ruben Castillo, Vinícius Costa, José Edil

Votes: 37

19. Grace Under Water (2014)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Lou is losing the cold war with her stubborn and enigmatic stepdaughter Grace when an unexpected challenge arises from the depths of a warm, dreamy afternoon at the local pool.

Director: Anthony Lawrence | Stars: Zoe Carides, Lola Carlton, John Howard, Colette Mann

Votes: 15

20. (Otto) (2015)

10 min | Animation, Short

A woman who can't have children steals the imaginary friend of a little girl and keeps this a secret from her husband. While the woman enjoys life with her imaginary child the gap between ... See full summary »

Directors: Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen | Star: Aagje Oprins

Votes: 89

21. Still Born (2014)

10 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Still Born is an animated documentary about loss, sorrow and powerlessness. About giving birth, but loosing that little person you longed for.

Director: Åsa Sandzén | Star: Katharina Nuttall

Votes: 34

22. Limbo Limbo Travel (2015)

16 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

In a country where men seem more interested in their electronic gadgets than their peers, a group of lonely and disillusioned women take the Limbo Limbo bus. Off to a far exotic country, they hope to find the so expected happiness.

Directors: Zsuzsanna Kreif, Borbála Zétényi

Votes: 44

23. Chiaroscuro (II) (2015)

8 min | Animation, Short, Action

In a desolate place, a discovery by a mysterious entity sets in motion a chase through abstract space. As two organisms fight for the light amidst the darkness, their story reveals the always volatile nature of power.

Director: Daniel Drummond

Votes: 22

24. Edmond (2015)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A stop motion film about an oddball felted character who slips through floors into the past and the deepest parts of his psyche in his pursuit of self-understanding.

Director: Nina Gantz

Votes: 260

25. La ballata dei senzatetto (2015)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The Ballad of homeless is a poetic and surreal journey into the lands devastated by the earthquake in Emilia Romagna (2012), through the eyes of a child and his friends, a snail.

Director: Monica Manganelli | Star: Francesca De Angelis

Votes: 6

26. Walk the Dog (2014)

3 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A woman walks her dog in the park, where she meets a man she would have liked to avoid.

Director: Sonja Rohleder

Votes: 26

27. Driving (II) (2014)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

DRIVING is a satirical look at people in their cars. With explosions.

Director: Nate Theis

Votes: 11

28. The Loneliest Stoplight (2015)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Romance

The life and times of a neglected stoplight.

Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: Jeremy Baumann, Jim Lujan, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 200

30. The Nightingale and the Rose (2015)

PG-13 | 13 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Oscar Wilde's savage fairytale of the ecstatic first love.

Directors: Del Kathryn Barton, Brendan Fletcher | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Geoffrey Rush, Benedict Samuel, David Wenham

Votes: 68

31. The Pride of Strathmoor (2014)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Extracts from the journal of Pastor John Deitman, Strathmoor, Georgia. June & July, 1927

Director: Einar Baldvin | Star: Geoffrey Gould

Votes: 78

32. Soar (2014)

7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A precocious young girl makes a new friend when a tiny boy pilot drops out of the sky on a broken flying machine. Now she must race against time to return him home, before her new friend becomes stranded on Earth forever.

Director: Alyce Tzue | Stars: Shira Abergel, Mason Welch

Votes: 210

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