Every year the Academy Awards recognizes short films giving young as well as established filmmakers a chance to compete for the Best Animated and Live Action short film. Short films have become more widespread in the past decade as shorter form content is in high demand on the web. If you are like me you will be interested in watching clips since these films are usually indicators of who the next big talent in the film industry is.
This year’s nominations include 5 animated shorts and 5 action short films including entries from Walt Disney and the UK’s National Film and Television School.
Short film 2011 Oscar nominations full list
Best animated short film
• Day & Night (Walt Disney), A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Teddy Newton
• The Gruffalo, A Magic Light Pictures Production, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
• Let’s Pollute, A Geefwee Boedoe Production, Geefwee Boedoe
• The Lost Thing, (Nick Batzias for Madman Entertainment), A Passion Pictures Australia Production, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
• Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)”, A Sacrebleu Production, Bastien Dubois
Best live action short film
• The Confession (National Film and Television School), A National Film and Television School Production, Tanel Toom
• The Crush (Network Ireland Television), A Purdy Pictures Production, Michael Creagh
• God of Love, A Luke Matheny Production, Luke Matheny
• Na Wewe (Premium Films), A CUT! Production, Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143, A Swing and Shift Films/Union Pictures Production, Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite