Animated Oscars

Each November, a committee of Short Films and Features Animation Branch Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences convenes in Los Angeles and in New York to review the qualified short animated films submitted for Academy Award consideration. The daylong voting screenings results are tabulated into a "short list" of up to ten films from which a larger representation of the Branch membership vote for the films that will become the Oscar Nominees for Best Animated Short Film. Often people wonder, "Why did certain films not get nominated?" or "What distinguished one film over another to make it to become the Oscar Winner?" And others wonder, "What are the voting procedures?", "What qualifies a film?" and "What how does someone become an Academy member?"

 

This program series features four presentations and one workshop special that will entertain, inform, and challenge the viewing audience’s preconceptions as to the lesser known facts about the filmmaking world’s most sought after and respected honor, the Academy Award. Since 1998, Acme Filmworks’ Founder and Executive Producer Ron Diamond has toured annual collections of animated shorts at the major animation studios and top universities to inspire and share the wealth of animated shorts being created around the world. In the 12 editions of the Animation Show of Shows, 21 of the selected films went on to receive Oscar nominations and 6 won the Academy Award. Diamond also organizes and hosts the AWN Oscar Showcase Tour, the ten-day animation industry Red Carpet welcoming of the Animated Short Film Nominees.

 

Workshop Special with Ron Diamond
How to get an Oscar?

Gloria 2, Fri, 06.05. / 9 PM

Nominated

01 The Cat Came Back, Cordell Barker,Canada 1988, 7:00 min

02 Badgered, Sharon Colman, Great Britain 2005, 6:00 min
03 Nibbles, Chris Hinton, Canada, USA 2003, 4:34 min
04 The Hill Farm, Mark Baker Großbritannien Great Britain 1989, 18:00 min

05 When the Day Breaks, Wendy Tilby Amanda Forbis,Canada 1999, 10:00 min

06 Das Rad, Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger, Germany 2002, 8:00 min

07 When Life Departs, Karsten Kiilerich, Stefan Fjeldmark, Denmark 1998, 11:00 min

08 The Monk and the Fish, Michael Dudok de Wit, France, Great Britain 1994, 6:00 min

09 The Big Snit Richard Condie, Michael Scott, Canada 1985, 10:00 min

10 Blackfly, Christopher Hinton, Canada 1991, 5:00 min

11 I Met the Walrus, Josh Raskin, Canada 2007, 5:00 min

12 Madagascar, a Journey Diary, Bastien Dubois, France 2010, 11:00 min

Gloria 2, Sat, 07.05. / 5 PM

Films viewed by the Academy but not selected

 

01 Skhizen, Jérémy Clapin, France 2008, 13:00 min

02 Chick, Michal Socha, Poland 2009, 5:00 min

03 Silence Beneath the Bark, Joanna Lurie, France 2010, 11:00 min

04 Milch, Igor Kovalyov, USA 2005, 16:00 min

05 Flux, Christopher Hinton Kanada Canada 2002, 7:00 min

06 The Runt, Andreas Hykade, Germany 2006, 10:00 min

07 City Paradise, Gaëlle Denis, Great Britain 2004, 6:00 min

08 Fast Film, Virgil Widrich, USA 2003, 14:00 min

09 Strange Invaders, Cordell Barke, Canada 2002, 8:00 min

10 The Village of Idiots, Nicholas Rice, Canada 2001, 13:00 min

Gloria 2, Sat, 07.05. / 9 PM

Academy Award Winners

 

01 Balance, Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein, Germany 1989, 7:00 min

02 The Danish Poet, Torill Kove, Norway Canada 2006, 15:00 min

03 Father and Daughter, Michael Dudok de Wit, Great Britain, Belgium, Netherlands 2001, 8:00 min

04 Quest, Tyron Montgomery, Thomas Stellmach, Germany 1996, 11:00 min

05 Bob’s Birthday, David Fine/Alison Snowden, Great Britain 1994, 12:00 min

06 Frank Film, Caroline Mouris, Frank Mouris, USA 1973, 9:00 min

07 Tsumiki no ie, Kunio Katô, Japan 2008, 12:00 min

08 The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan, Andrew Ruhemann, Australia 2010, 16:00 min

09 For the Birds, Ralph Eggleston, USA 2001, 3:00 min

10 Logorama, Francois Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain, France 2009, 16:00 min

Gloria 2, Sat, 07.05. / 11 PM

Never Seen

 

01 Overtime, Oury Atlan, Thibaut Berland, France 2005, 5:00 min

02 Hillary, Anthony Hodgson, Great Britain 1995, 9:00 min

03 Mourir d’Amour, Gil Alkabetz, Germany 2005, 13:00 min

04 Cameras Take Five, Steven Woloshen, Canada 2003, 3:00 min

05 John and Karen, Matthew Walker, Great Britain 2007, 5:00 min

06 La Pista, Gianluigi Toccafondo, Italy 1991, 2:31 min

07 Revolution of the Crabs, Arthur de Pins, France 2003, 5:07 min

08 Hasta los Huesos, René Castillo, Mexico 2002, 10:00 min

09 Beton, Michael Faust, Ariel Belinco, Israel 2006, 7:00 min

10 La Memoria Dei Cani, Simone Massi, Italy 2006, 8:00 min

11 A Mouses’ Tale, Benjamin Renner, France 2007, 4:10 min

12 En Tus Brazos, Francois-Xavier Goby, Edouard Jouret, Matthie Landour, France 2005, 5:21 min

13 El Empleo, Santiago Grasso, Argentina 2008, 7:00 min

14 KJFG #5, Alexei Alexeev, Hungary 2007, 2:00 min

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