The animation magazine web site reports the following:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has advanced 10 entries for voting in the best animated short film Oscar race.
The films, whittled down from a list of 33 qualifiers, includes:
- The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger, Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
- Coyote Falls, Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)
- Day & Night, Teddy Newton, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
- The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
- Let’s Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe, story-design-animation (Geefwee Boedoe)
- The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann, directors (Passion Pictures Australia)
- Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary), Bastien Dubois, director (Sacrebleu Productions)
- Sensology, Michel Gagne, director-producer (GAGNE International LLC)
- The Silence Beneath the Bark, Joanna Lurie, director (Lardux Films)
- Urs, Moritz Mayerhofer, director (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg)
A reviewing committed made the selections after viewing all the eligible entries. The members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch will select three to five nominees from this list to be the official nominees, which will be announced Jan. 25.
The winner will be announced at the 83rd annual Oscars on Feb. 27.
We were so thrilled to see the name of our dear friend Moritz Mayerhofer on the short list for the Oscars!
I have mentioned Moritz on our blog when i welcomed him to the team of people working on our short film “Dove sei amor mio” formerly known as “Old woman and a dog”. Moritz is also one of the directors working on the Father project alongside Veljko Popovic from Lemonade3d and three other authors. Read more about that project here
We are keeping our fingers crossed for you dear friend!
It could not have happened to a nicer guy!