Academy announces short animation shortlist for Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 animated short films will go forward for the 87th Academy Awards. Academy members will choose between three and five films from these 10.

Director Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees, who produced for London’s National Film and Television School, will represent the UK with The Bigger Picture. Also from the UK is director Alan Holly’s Coda, produced by And Maps And Plans. Representing The Netherlands is Joris OprinsA Single Life, produced by Job, Joris & Marieke. From Hungary, Réka Bucsi’s Symphony No. 42, produced by Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, makes the cut. 

The Academy Award nominations will be announced January 15. 

The shortlist: 

The Bigger Picture, Daisy Jacobs, director, and Christopher Hees, producer (National Film and Television School)
Coda, Alan Holly, director (And Maps And Plans)
The Dam Keeper, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, directors (Tonko House)
Duet, Glen Keane, director (Glen Keane Productions & ATAP)
Feast, Patrick Osborne, director, and Kristina Reed, producer (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Footprints, Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
Me and My Moulton, Torill Kove, director (Mikrofilm in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada)
The Numberlys, William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios)
A Single Life, Joris Oprins, director (Job, Joris & Marieke)
Symphony No. 42, Réka Bucsi, director (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)

06 November 2014, by Naman Ramachandran