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Friday, February 20, 2015

#Oscar animated short films - Have you watched these because you might be missing something good! #movie #AcademyAwards

Movie Mom
Last fall, Handsome and I attend a short film festival sponsored by our local paper. We were blown away. 

When we were younger, the only indie theater around showed short films, kinda the way they were shown way back when--in conjunction with a larger movie. I always loved this. 

So when the large indie theater we now go to announced the showing of shorts--live action and animated--Handsome and I were on board. We chose animated.



The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees

Tensions arise between two brothers as their elderly mother requires more care.

http://oscar.go.com/nominees/short-film-animated/the-bigger-picture/




The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

A lonely little pig in charge of maintaining the town dam is cruelly bullied by his classmates.

http://oscar.go.com/nominees/short-film-animated/the-dam-keeper/ 




Feast by Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

The story of the relationship between a young man and the stray puppy he takes in is told through the food the dog receives. 

http://oscar.go.com/nominees/short-film-animated/feast/ 



Me and My Moulton by Torill Kove

Three sisters growing up in an unconventional Norwegian family ask their parents for a bicycle.

http://oscar.go.com/nominees/short-film-animated/me-and-my-moulton/ 




A Single Life by Joris Oprins

A mysterious vinyl single gives a young woman the power to move back and forth through the years of her life.

http://oscar.go.com/nominees/short-film-animated/a-single-life/ 


Did you just believe all animated films were long mega release ones? 

4 comments:

florence cronin said...

Fantastic, Vicki. These are the shorts one only gets to view on PBS. To have them on the big screen must have been a real treat.

For several years, my local PBS station showed these short between features.

Thanks for the heads-up on these :)

vicki batman said...

Hi, Florence! What a treat to see these on PBS. Mine doesn't run them. I do have Direct TV and there is a channel in the 500s that runs shorts. Used to be when I was a single gal, the locally owned indie theater showed shorts and foreign films. I loved it! Thanks for stopping, my friend.

Angela Adams said...

Thanks for the post, Vicki. These talented films don't get the press and attention and the big "best picture" flicks. Those who create them, though, work just as hard and are just as proud. Applause to all!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Angela! You are so right and they are just as satisfying as seeing a long film. Sorta like short stories can be as satisfying as books. A lot of these film makers go on to bigger things. Thanks for posting!

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