Watch Clips From All The 2011 Oscar Nominated Short Films

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