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Sunday Afternoon with Patrick

Canadian indie Patrick Doyon’s subtle short Dimanche (Sunday) is a testament to the simple pleasures of 2D animation and well-observed reflections of life. If you need a perfect example ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Shorts Get Theatrical Release

ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures have announced plans to release this year’s Oscar-nominated short films in 200 theaters across the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 10, 2012. Three theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Eye on the Oscars: Animated Shorts

Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences narrowed down the animated short list from the original qualifying 45 to 10 titles that advanced in the Oscar voting process. ... Continue Reading →
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NFB’s Hothouse Program Adds Digital Focus

For its eighth year, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program is issuing a call for submissions for emerging animators across Canada, one that will feature an emphasis ... Continue Reading →
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10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead in Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards. Forty-four projects had ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Screens 45 Shorts for Oscar Consideration

Last weekend, the Academy screened the 45 projects that were submitted for Best Animated Shorts consideration. Members of the Shorts and Animation branch of the Academy will vote for ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Fest Reveals Official Selection

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s award-winning The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, the new Pixar short La Luna directed by Enrico Casarosa, Bill Plympton’s Guard ... Continue Reading →
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McManus to Run Canada’s NFB Animation Studio

The National Film Board of Canada has named Roddy McManus as the new executive producer of its Oscar-winning English-language animation studio. McManus succeeds veteran animation producer ... Continue Reading →
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Canada’s Genie Awards Name ‘Lipsett Diaries’ Best Short

Lipsett Diaries has been honored as the Best Animated Short at the 31st annual Genie Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Directed by Theodore Ushev and ... Continue Reading →