Oscars Tag Archive

Animation

An Iranian Schoolgirl Weaves Stories Into the Fabric of Her Clothes in Yegane Moghaddam’s Oscar Short ‘Our Uniform’

Yegane Moghaddam reveals the profound real-life anecdotes from Iranian schoolgirls that informed her film which began life as an animated documentary.

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Documentary

A Personal Search for Identity Is Reflected Through a Wider Geopolitical Context in S. Leo Chiang’s ‘Island in Between’

S. Leo Chiang discusses his aim for achieving a universality of understanding in his Oscar doc examining the complicated relationship between Taiwan & China.

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Documentary

Ben Proudfoot & Kris Bowers Celebrate the Unsung Heroes of L.A. Music in Oscar Winning Doc ‘The Last Repair

Ben Proudfoot & Kris Bowers reveal how their improvisational backgrounds were a crucial tool in the creation of their inspirational Oscar winning short.

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Animation

Jerusha & Jared Hess’ Oscar Nominated Animation ‘Ninety-Five Senses’ Is an Ode to Our Sensory Experience

Jerusha & Jared Hess take DN through their transition from live-action filmmakers to animation co-directors for their Oscar nominated short.

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Live Action

Vincent René-Lortie’s Oscar Short ‘Invincible’ Tenderly Depicts the Duality of a Troubled Teen’s Mental Health Crisis

A deeply personal film years in the making, Vincent René-Lortie details the intimate approach needed to bring the true story of his troubled friend to screen.

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Animation

Tal Kantor’s Oscar Nominated ‘Letter to a Pig’ Finds a Schoolgirl Transported on a Traumatic Inner Voyage

Tal Kantor breaks down the brushstroke-infused monochrome aesthetic of her haunting short about identity, collective trauma and the extremes of human nature.

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Live Action

A Shared Loss Forges an Unlikely Bond in Lasse Lyskjær Noer’s Oscar Nominated Dark Comedy ‘Knight of Fortune’

Lasse Lyskjær Noer speaks to capturing the cathartic release of comedy even in the depths of despair for his short about two widowers struggling with grief.

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Live Action

An Unexpected Pregnancy Forces a Single Mother to Cross State Lines in Nazrin Choudhury’s ‘Red, White and Blue’

Nazrin Choudhury discusses crafting the pace of her Oscar nominated short to fully immerse the audience into the precarious life of a struggling young mother.

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Live Action

An Insuppressible Barrage of Grief Courses Through Misan Harriman’s Oscar Nominated Debut Short ‘The After’

Misan Harriman explains the narrative and emotional importance of the shocking opening to his Oscar nominated Netflix short starring David Oyelowo.

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Article

ShortsTV’s Head of Production Stéphanie Charmail Shares Her Essential Short Film Distribution Insights

ShortsTV's BAFTA nominated Stéphanie Charmail shares her invaluable insights about production, the film festival circuit & short film distribution strategies.

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Animation

A Father and Son Wrestle With the Nature of Loss in João Gonzalez’ Oscar Nominated Short ‘Ice Merchants’

João Gonzalez breaks down how the distinct visual aesthetic of his Oscar nominated animation intersects with its themes of grief and loss.

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Live Action

A Woman’s Journey Home Takes a Series of Unexpected Turns in Eirik Tveiten’s Oscar Nominated ‘Night Ride’.

Eirik Tveiten discusses abruptly shifting gears from comical caper to an atmosphere of menacing threat in his short about standing up to bigoted prejudice.

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