Ten Shorts That Could Be Oscar Material

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences- you know, the Oscar people- have released a short list of the ten short animated films that this years nominees will be drawn from. These ten were taken from fifty-eight shorts originally submitted for consideration. Disney made the list, but Pixar was snubbed for the second year in a row. Bill Plympton returns for a third attempt, ex-Disney animator Glen Keane has a short in the fray, and two students-Daisy Jacobs and Réka Bucsi also have works under consideration.

The ten contenders are listed below, in alphabetical order:

The Bigger Picture– National Film and Television School
Daisy Jacobs, director; Christopher Hees, producer

Coda– Maps And Plans
Alan Holly, director; Ciaran Deeney, producer

The Dam Keeper – Tonko House
Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi, directors

Duet– Glen Keane Productions & ATAP
Glen Keane, director

Feast– Walt Disney Animation Studios
Patrick Osborne, director; Kristina Reed, producer

Footprints– Bill Plympton Studio
Bill Plympton, director

Me and My Moulton– Mikrofilm, National Film Board of Canada
Torill Kove, director

The Numberlys– Moonbot Studios
William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg, directors

A Single Life – Job, Joris & Marieke
Joris Oprins, director

Symphony No. 42 – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest
Réka Bucsi, director

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