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45 qualified short animated films were screened yesterday in a special screening to choose the eventual nominees for the Academy Award 2012.

Among the qualifying films, there is Luna (Pixar) and The Ballad of Nessie (Disney). Still, the vast amount of candidates come from the independent sector in Europe and US.

There is the multiply awarded and absurd The External World (David O' Reilly, Irelnd/Germany), the Pablo Zaramello film in pixillation, Luminaris, Paths of Hate (Damien Nenow, Poland, and the Almodovarish Vincenta by the Spanish SAM (Orti).

10 films out of 45 will make the short list, and the final 5 nominees will be revealed on January 13, 2012.

See the full list, as published in AWN,


  • A Morning StrollDirected by Grant Orchard (Studio AKA) England
  • A Shadow of Blue Directed by Carlos Lascano
  • Birdboy    Directed by Alberto Vasquez (Abrikim Studio)
  • Chopin's Drawings  Directed by Dorota Kobiela (BreakThru Films) Poland
  • Correspondence Directed by Zach Hyer (Pratt)
  • Daisy Cutter Directed by Enrique Garcia & Rubin Salazar (Silverspace)
  • Dimanche/ Sunday Directed by Patrick Doyon (NFB)
  • El Salon Mexico Directed by Paul Glickman and Tamarind King
  • Enrique Wrecks the World  Directed by David Chai
  • Ente Tod Und Tulipe (Duck Death and the Tulip) Directed by Matthias Bruhn (Richard Lutterbeck - Trickstudio)
  • Fat Hamster Directed by Adam Wyrwas (BreakThru Films) Poland
  • Grandpa Looked Like William Powell Directed by David Levy
  • Hamster Heaven Directed by Paul Bolger (BreakThru Films) Poland
  • I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat Directed by Matt O'Callaghan (Warner Bros.)
  • I Was the Child of Holocaust Survivors Directed by Anne Marie Fleming (NFB)
  • Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest Directed by Kevin Sean Michaels USA
  • Kahanikar Directed by Nandita Jain (National Film and Television School) England
  • La Luna Directed by Enrico Casarosa (Pixar)
  • Little Postman Directed by Dorota Kobiela (BreakThru Films) Poland
  • Luminaris Directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella (JPZaramella Studios)
  • Luna Directed by Donna Brockopp (Rainmaker) Canada
  • Maska Directed by Timothy and Stephen Quay (Sem-ma-for) Poland
  • Muybridge's Strings Directed by Koji Yamamura
  • My Hometown Produced and Directed by Jerry Levitan, Written and Narrated by Yoko Ono (Eggplant)
  • Night Island Directed by Salvador Maldonado (BreakThru Films) Poland
  • Nullarbor Directed by Alister Lockhart
  • Papa's Boy Directed by Leevi Lemmetty (BreakThru Films) Poland
  • Paths of Hate Directed by Damien Nenow (Platige Image) Poland
  • Romance Directed by George Schwizgebel (NFB & Studio GDS)
  • Specky Four-Eyes Directed by Jean Claude Rozec (Vivement Lundi)
  • Spirits of the Piano Directed by Magdalena Osinska (BreakThru Films) Poland
  • Thank You Storyboard by Thomas Herpich (Frederator)
  • The Ballad of Nessie Directed by Stevie Wermers (Walt Disney Studios)
  • The External World Directed by David Oreilly
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Directed by William Joyce & Brandon Oldenburg (Moonbot Studios)
  • The Gloaming Directed by Nobrain (Autour De Minuit) France
  • The Lost Town of Switez Directed by Kamil Polak (Human Ark) Poland
  • The Magic Piano Directed by Martin Clapp (BreakThru Films) Poland
  • The Monster of Nix Directed by Rosto
  • The Renter Directed by Jason Carpenter (CalArts)
  • The Smurf's a Christmas Carol Directed by Troy Quane (Sony Pictures Animation)
  • The Tannery Directed by Iain Gardner (Axis Animation)
  • The Vermeers Directed by Tal S. Shamir
  • Vincenta Directed by Samuel Orti Marti
  • Wild Life Directed by Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby (NFB)


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