Good morning, short film fans. The nominations for 2015 are in!

It’s an interesting group, and fun to see what did and not make it from the various category shortlists. Surprising snubs include previous winners Lucy Walker in documentary, Moonbot Studios in animation, and, more than a few people think that Bill Plympton is overdue for a win after a 40 year career and multiple nominations. (editor: Lucy Walker is a 2-time nominee not a previous winner)

Per usual, most of these films are not yet available to view online. However, there are a few notable exceptions. First, The Phone Call, from director Mat Kirkby and starring Sally Hawkins, is available to stream right now for free on IndieWire (editor: the film has now been taken offline). Also, the short documentary selection, White Earth is available via Vimeo on-Demand.

As for the rest of them, well, you’re just going to have to wait until Shorts International makes them available via mainstream digital sources. That usually happens in late February after the US theatrical tour for Animation and Live-Action. To stay up to date on when and where you can watch these short films, click here.  In the meantime, click the images below to view trailers for all the films. And in our yearly tradition, vote for which one you think will win. After more of us get a chance to see the films let us know your feelings on the films in the comments.

Animated Short Film Nominees

The Bigger Picture (dir: Daisy Jacobs)

The Dam Keeper (dir: Dice Tsutsumi & Robert Kondo)

Feast (dir: Patrick Osborne, Disney)

Me and My Moulton (dir: Torii Kove)

A Single Life (dir: Job, Joris & Marieke)

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Live-Action Short Film Nominees

Aya (dir: Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis)

Boogaloo and Graham (dir: Michael Lennox)

Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak) (dir: Hu Wei)

Parveneh (dir: Talkhon Hamzavi)

The Phone Call (dir: Mat Kirby)

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Documentary Short Film Nominees

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press I (dir: Ellen Goosenberg Kent)

Joanna (dir: Aneta Kopacz)

Our Curse (dir: Tomasz Sliwinski)

The Reaper (La Parka) (dir: Gabriel Serra)

White Earth (dir: J. Christian Jensen)

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