Short of the Week

Oscar Nominees 2012: Short Films

News / January 25, 2012

The nominations are in! There are many great films in the lineup this year but there are also a few noticeable absences. Who do you think deserves the little golden man? Click the images to view the trailers then vote below.
 

Animated Short Film Nominees

 

Dimanche/Sunday (Patrick Doyon)

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg)

La Luna (Enrico Casarosa)

A Morning Stroll (Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe)

Wild Life (Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby)


 

Vote Animation Oscar Nominees 2012

  • Dimanche/Sunday (Patrick Doyon) (8%)
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg) (56%)
  • La Luna (Enrico Casarosa) (13%)
  • A Morning Stroll (Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe) (12%)
  • Wild Life (Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby) (11%)
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Live-Action Short Films Nominees

 

Pentecost (Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane)

Raju (Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren)

The Shore (Terry George and Oorlagh George)

Time Freak (Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey)

Tuba Atlantic (Hallvar Witzø)


 

Vote Live-Action Oscar Nominees 2012

  • Pentecost (Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane) (13%)
  • Raju (Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren) (26%)
  • The Shore (Terry George and Oorlagh George) (23%)
  • Time Freak (Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey) (12%)
  • Tuba Atlantic (Hallvar Witzø) (26%)
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Documentary Short Film Nominees

 

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement (Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin)

God is the Bigger Elvis (Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson)

Incident in New Baghdad (James Spione)

Saving Face (Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy)

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen)


 

Vote Documentary Oscar Nominees 2012

  • The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement (Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin) (4%)
  • God is the Bigger Elvis (Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson) (8%)
  • Incident in New Baghdad (James Spione) (3%)
  • Saving Face (Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy) (80%)
  • The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen) (5%)
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Andrew makes no attempt to hide his love for the magic art of animation. He appreciates compelling visuals but never forgets that in this modern age, a strong story always reigns supreme. You can see his work at andrewsallen.com or his latest film The Thomas Beale Cipher.
  • Joshuarlew

    Is there anyway to see the other shorts nominated besides The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore?

  • http://www.andrewsallen.com Andrew S Allen

    SUNDAY and WILD LIFE are available as free streaming for a limited time thanks to the NFB at http://www.nfb.ca/oscars/

  • Majer

    You can’t see Sunday and Wild Life from where I live :-( Hoping that some more links will appear :-)

  • Majer

    Nevermind. I was wrong ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/shortsnotpants James McNally

    I was a little sad that the excellent Luminaris didn’t make the cut after appearing on the shortlist. It’s a pretty impressive bit of stop-action work with real actors.

  • Jiller

    Yeah, last year I was able to find almost all of the shorts on-line on way or another. This year I have not found a single one. :(

  • Jiller

    Yeah, last year I was able to find almost all of the shorts on-line on way or another. This year I have not found a single one. :(

  • http://www.shortoftheweek.com Short of the Week

    I got a chance to see Luminaris and was quite impressed as well. technically impressive, but with a very playful, outlandish sensibility.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    Lucy Walker’s doc “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” is devastating. Perhaps a little overlong, and maybe a little forced in its thesis, it nevertheless is gorgeous and horrifying, awesome and human all at once. I was very impressed. 

  • http://teeth.com.pk/blog Teeth Maestro

    Saving Face — all the way

  • http://twitter.com/Zaramazhar Zara Mazhar

    Saving Face! A must see.

  • Fahademails

    whre?

  • Zakir Ali

    can you please email me ([email protected]) the website where I can watch this short film.Thanks in advance/Zakir

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711670867 Ihi Rajput

    send me link there for saving face.
    virgoiffi@hotmail/yahoo/gmail.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Azmat-Alishah/100000212576299 Azmat Alishah

    great job by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy & co.

  • Matthilaire

    Same here please, I’m dying to watch the shorts, I live in Argentina and they aren’t showing them here at all. If i could buy them on iTunes I would but that’s not even an option. Anyone who could help me please, send me an email with the link on where I could watch any of the 15 (I was able to watch the ones on NFB)
    My email is matthilaire@hotmail:twitter .com 
    THANKS

  • Mitch

    iTunes will be releasing the shorts on February 20th, so we will be able to see them all before the Oscars!

  • http://www.shortoftheweek.com Short of the Week

    Sweet!

  • Majer

     Outside the US as well? :-)

  • Majer

    Normally, these short films are released (legally) online for the public to enjoy before the Oscars – this year seems to be a lot more hush-hush. I wonder why?

  • Majer

     Not all of them of course, but quite a few.

  • Vlad

    You can on YouTube.

  • Marty

    I just saw the nominated documentary shorts. I vote for Incident in New Baghdad. It was the perfect short documentary — focused subject,  important subject matter, and very good production values.

  • Marty

    I just saw the nominated documentary shorts. I vote for Incident in New Baghdad. It was the perfect short documentary — focused subject,  important subject matter, and very good production values.

  • Marty

    I just saw the nominated documentary shorts. I vote for Incident in New Baghdad. It was the perfect short documentary — focused subject,  important subject matter, and very good production values.

  • Marty

    I just saw the nominated documentary shorts. I vote for Incident in New Baghdad. It was the perfect short documentary — focused subject,  important subject matter, and very good production values.

  • Marty

    I just saw the nominated documentary shorts. I vote for Incident in New Baghdad. It was the perfect short documentary — focused subject,  important subject matter, and very good production values.

  • Marty

    I just saw the nominated documentary shorts. I vote for Incident in New Baghdad. It was the perfect short documentary — focused subject,  important subject matter, and very good production values.

  • Marty

    I just saw the nominated documentary shorts. I vote for Incident in New Baghdad. It was the perfect short documentary — focused subject,  important subject matter, and very good production values.

  • Marty

    I just saw the nominated documentary shorts. I vote for Incident in New Baghdad. It was the perfect short documentary — focused subject,  important subject matter, and very good production values.

  • Marty

    I just saw the nominated documentary shorts. I vote for Incident in New Baghdad. It was the perfect short documentary — focused subject,  important subject matter, and very good production values.

  • Marty

    I just saw the nominated documentary shorts. I vote for Incident in New Baghdad. It was the perfect short documentary — focused subject,  important subject matter, and very good production values.

  • Matthilaire

    Anyone knows if there are available already? Cause I only found Flyy¡ing books…? Still looking for a link somewhere to watch them all before next Saturday

  • Matthilaire

    Where did you see them? BTW, if you have an iOS device I found a pretty cool app called Meet The Oscars where you can keep track on every nominated movie you watched from this year and back till the beginning of the Awards.

  • Lexi

    I found the Animated, and Live Action on Itunes, but not the documentaries? Do you know where I could find them?