Best Short Film: AnimatedMaggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”- Maggie Simpson gets dropped off at daycare and tries to help a butterfly escape the grasp of another over zealous todler.
Adam and Dog – The story of mans best friend from a creationist viewpoint.
Head Over Heels – An older couple lives in a house together with opposite gravitational pulls. Even though they are together all the time it can seem they are living in different worlds and it can be hard for them to connect without putting in the effort.
Fresh Guacamole – A cute two minute stop motion animation about making guac…using objects instead of actual food…
Paperman – A man tries to get the attention of a pretty girl using paper airplanes across buildings…when they fail to get her attention…the paper won’t let him give up!
Most Adult Themed
Head Over Heels
Most Kid Friendly (TIE)
Longest Daycare / Paperman
Most Abstract (TIE)
Fresh Guacamole / Head Over Heels
Best Short Film: Live ActionAsad – A coming of age story about a boy in Somalia trying to become a good man like the wise fisherman while dealing with violence in his own town.
Death of a Shadow – A man is trapped in limbo assigned to capture images of shadows as people die. After he has taken 1000 images he has a chance to go back life…but should he?
Curfew – As a last resort, a severely depressed man is called in to watch his niece after school…with very strict rules to follow.
Henry – An older man deals with the terrible confusion of Alzheimer's while remembering his beautiful wife and their life together.
Buzkashi Boys – Two boys in Afghanistan have big dreams of becoming Buzkashi riders (a horse sport in Afghanistan) despite their seemingly depressingly predictable fates.
|Most Kid Friendly||None|
|Most Creative||Death of a Shadow|
|Oscar Prediction||Buzkashi Boys|
Did you go see the short films this year? What did you think? I liked them but I definitely enjoyed last year’s nominees more (particularly in the Live Action category). But I’m still excited to see who will take home the big prize on Sunday! Stay tuned for more movie posts before then!