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2018 Short Film Oscar Nominees

Let’s shine some light to the 2018 Short Film Oscar Nominees. Who will follow in the steps of last year’s winners Piper and Sing? Take a closer look at the nominees and watch these wonderful trailers.

— Short Film – Animation Nominees —

Dear Basketball

by Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant

With his legend-making, 20-year NBA career complete, Kobe Bryant launches his next chapter with an animated short that embodies his incomparable retirement announcement poem. The hand-drawn animated film speaks directly to the game of basketball, and conveys Kobe’s gratitude, love, and passion for the sport before leaving it behind.

Garden Party

by Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon

A female frog graciously swims in the water, catching the attention of a curious male toad. In the rich villa those amphibians took for residence, everything is very silent. Frogs explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts. The owners seems to be gone for a very long time..


by Dave Mullins and Dana Murray

When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.

Negative Space

by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata

An adaptation of the poem by Ron Koertge. The poem’s tale about a boy who connects with his father by learning to pack a suitcase touched each of the filmmakers in different ways.

Revolting Rhymes

by Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer

Based on the much-loved book, Revolting Rhymes, written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Snow White and Red Riding Hood become lifelong friends as Snow White takes on the might of the wicked Queen, while Red is called home to deal with a pair of hungry wolves – one who has eaten her grandma and then dressed in her clothes, and another who can’t stop himself from eating some unsuspecting pigs.

— Short Film – Live Action Nominees —

Dekalb Elementary

by Reed Van Dyk

Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Eleven O’Clock

by Derin Seale and Josh Lawson

The Elevn O'Clock
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

My Nephew Emmett

by Kevin Wilson, Jr.

On a dark night in 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect is 14 year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood; based on a true story.

The Silent Child

by Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton

The Silent Child centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

Watu Wote/All of Us

by Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen

For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.

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