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Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012

In case you haven’t heard, the Academy of Motion Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards this morning (grin). For those of you interested in the short film categories, I have listed the nominated short films and, if available, each film’s trailer (or clip, in some cases) below:

Live Action
Pentecost, Peter McDonald, director (EMU Productions)

Raju, Max Zähle, director and Stefan Gieren, producer (Hamburg Media School/Filmwerkstatt)

The Shore, Terry George, director-producer (All Ashore Productions Limited)

‘Time Freak, Andrew Bowler, director and Gigi Causey, producer (Team Toad)
Tuba Atlantic, Hallvar Witzø, director (The Norwegian Film School/Den Norske Filmskolen)


Dimanche/Sunday, Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada)

Dimanche / Sunday (trailer) from doiion on Vimeo.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios LA, LLC)

La Luna, Enrico Casarosa, director (Pixar Animation Studios)

Clip from Pixar’s short film La Luna by animatieblog

A Morning Stroll, Grant Orchard, director and Sue Goffe, producer (Studio AKA)

Wild Life, Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, directors (National Film Board of Canada)


Documentary (Short Subject)
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, 
Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin

Barber of Birmingham – Trailer from jacob steingroot on Vimeo.

God Is the Bigger Elvis, 
Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
Incident in New Baghdad,
James Spione
Saving Face, 
Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, 
Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
Congratulations to all the filmmakers!

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