2018 Animated Short Oscar Submissions Revealed

The 90th Academy Awards short animation race will have 63 films in the first heat, according to a list of titles submitted for consideration obtained by Cartoon Brew. This is down just slightly from last year’s record-setting flood of 69 qualifiers. A request for confirmation of the list from the Academy went unanswered.

A short list of the Short Films & Feature Animation branch voters’ top 10 films is expected to be whittled down by late November, with the 90th Oscar nominations announcement slated for January 23. The Awards ceremony will be held Sunday, March 4, 2018, broadcast live on ABC from Hollywood.

You can read details on 50 of the qualifying festival winners/theatrical shorts in our recently published December / Oscar Preview issue, Animation Magazine No. 275.

2018 Best Animated Short Film submissions:

The Absence of Eddy Table – Rune Spaans (Norway) [Trailer]
Among the Black Waves – Anna Budanova (Russia) [Trailer]
Ben and Big – Rowan Grey Sutherland (USA)
Bullet Time – Frodo Kuipers (Netherlands) [Trailer]
Call of Cuteness – Brenda Lien (Germany) [Trailer]
Coin Operated – Nicholas Arioli (USA) [Trailer]
Confino – Nico Bonomolo (Italy) [Trailer]
Cop Dog – Bill Plympton (USA)
Cradle – Devon Manney (USA) [Trailer]
A DAD – Robert Cambrinus (Austria)
Darrel – Marc Briones, Alan Carabantes (Spain) [Trailer]
Dear Basketball – Glen Keane (USA)
E-delivery – Young Gul Cho (USA) [Trailer]
Ein Aus Weg – Simon Steinhorst, Hannah Lotte Stragholz (Germany) [Trailer]
Eternal Hunting Grounds – Elin Grimstad (Norway/Estonia) [Trailer]
Everything – David OReilly (USA) [Trailer]
Flutter – Vladimir Todorov (Bulgaria/USA) [Trailer]
Follow Your Heart – Rob O’Neill (USA) [Trailer]
Fox and The Whale – Robin Joseph (Canada)
Garden Party – Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Theophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Na (France) [Trailer]
Goose in High Heels – John Dilworth (USA) [Trailer]
Green Light – Seongmin Kim (South Korea) [Trailer]
Hedgehog’s Home – Eva Cvijanović (Canada/Croatia) [Trailer]
Here’s the Plan – Fernanda Frick (Chile) [Trailer]
Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw) – Renee Zhan (USA) [Trailer]
Hugo Bumfeldt – Éva Katinka Bognár (Hungary) [Trailer]
I Am Little Red – Mary Mazzio, Gabriel Osorio, Alec Sokolow (USA) [Trailer]
I Like Girls – Diane Obomsawin (Canada) [Trailer]
In A Heartbeat – Beth David, Esteban Bravo (USA) [Film]
In a Nutshell – Fabio Friedli (Switzerland) [Trailer]
An Island – Rory Byrne (Ireland) [Trailer]
La Casa de Colores (The House of Colors) – Nicolás P. Villarreal (Argentina) [Trailer]
Life Smartphone – Chenglin Xie (China) [Trailer]
Lost Property Office – Daniel Agdag (Australia) [Trailer]
Lou – Dave Mullins (USA) [Clip]
Love – Réka Bucsi (Hungary/France) [Trailer]
A Love Story – Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara (UK) [Making Of]
Min Börda (The Burden) – Niki Lindroth Von Bahr (Sweden)
Mr. Madila – Rory Waudby-Tolley (UK) [Film]
My Heart Attack – Sheldon Cohen (Canada) [Trailer]
Negative Space – Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter (France)
Nighthawk – Špela Čadež (Slovenia/Croatia) [Trailer]
Nothing Happens – Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot (Denmark/France) [Trailer]
Once A Hero – Xia Li (USA/China) [Clip]
Panic Attack! – Eileen O’Meara (USA) [Clip]
Puppy! – Genndy Tartakovsky (USA) [Clip]
Pussy – Renata Gasiorowska (Poland) [Trailer]
Radio City Maniapolis – Georgia Patterson (USA)
Revolting Rhymes – Jan Lachauer, Jakob Schuh (Germany/UK) [Trailer]
Song of a Toad – Kariem Saleh (Germany)
Spring Jam – Ned Wenlock (New Zealand)
Strange Case – Zbigniew Czapla (Poland) [Trailer]
The Talk: True Stories About the Birds and the Bees – Alain Delannoy (Canada) [Trailer]
The Tesla World Light – Matthew Rankin (Canada) [Trailer]
Threads – Torill Kove (Canada/Norway) [Trailer]
Ugly – Nikita Diakur (Germany) [Trailer]
Valley of White Birds – Cloud Yang (China)
Wednesday with Goddard – Nicolas Ménard (UK) [Film]
Weeds – Kevin Hudson (USA) [Trailer]
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Joanna Harrison, Robin Shaw (UK) [Trailer]
Whatever the Weather – Remo Scherrer (Switzerland) [Trailer]
Wicked Girl – Ayce Kartal (France) [Trailer]
World of Tomorrow, Episode 2: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts – Don Hertzfeldt (USA) [Trailer]

Among the Black Waves
Among the Black Waves
Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw)
Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw)
In a Nutshell
In a Nutshell
Mr. Madila
Mr. Madila
Strange Case
Strange Case



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