The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences animation/shorts branch has advanced 10 animated short films contend for contention for the 86th Academy Awards®. The Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee in New York and Los Angeles selected the ten from the fifty-six pictures that originally qualified in the category.
Members will now winnow the list of ten down to from three to five nominees at branch screenings to be held LA, NY and San Francisco in December. Per usual Walt Disney Feature Animation has one entry while the National Film Board of Canada boasts three. No Pixar short is in the mix this year. (Our look at the feature animation race is here.)
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
“Feral,” Daniel Sousa, director, and Dan Golden, music and sound design (Daniel Sousa)
“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan, director, and Dorothy McKim, producer (Walt Disney Feature Animation)
“Gloria Victoria,” Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)
“Hollow Land,” Uri Kranot and Michelle Kranot, directors (Dansk Tegnefilm, Les Films de l’Arlequin and the National Film Board of Canada)
“The Missing Scarf,” Eoin Duffy, director, and Jamie Hogan, producer (Belly Creative Inc.)
“Possessions,” Shuhei Morita, director (Sunrise Inc.)
“Requiem for Romance,” Jonathan Ng, director (Kungfu Romance Productions Inc.)
“Room on the Broom,” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
“Subconscious Password,” Chris Landreth, director (National Film Board of Canada with the participation of Seneca College Animation Arts Centre and Copperheart Entertainment)
The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014 and televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.