ENCOUNTERS ALUMNI MAKE OSCAR NOMINATIONS

Encounters Festival screened three of the animations featured in the 2015 Academy Awards shortlist at the festival in 2015. Find out what they were...

Awards season is upon us, and it’s always great to spot familiar names in the shortlist, especially when they are Encounters Festival Alumni who have previously screened at the festival.

The Dam KeeperThe Dam Keeper, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
Dir: Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi
United States 2013
17 mins 57 secs
Animation

The Dam Keeper, a short film by feature animation artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything.  The Dam Keeper screened in our competition programme Fear and Loathing in 2014.

 

Me and My Moulton (Moulton og meg)Me and my Moulton, Tovill Kove
Dir: Torill Kove
Norway 2014
13 mins 0 secs
Animation

A 7 year-old girl whose parents are unconventional modernist architects, wants her family to be like other Norwegian 1960s families. This causes worries the summer she asks her parents for a bike. A new short by Academy Award winner Torill Kove.  Me and My Moulton screened as part of the Comedy programme – Why the short face? in 2014.

The Bigger Picture
Dir: Daisy Jacobs
United Kingdom 2014
7 Mins 0 Secs
Animation

The Bigger Picture screened at Encounters Festival as part of the Nahemi Student Shorts programme.

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SUBMIT YOUR FILM!

Could you be in with a chance of an Oscar nomination in 2016?  Make sure you’ve submitted your film to Encounters Festival in time for June 5 2015 – the UKs leading Short Film and Animation Festival and gateway to the BAFTA’s, the Oscars , the Cartoon D’or and the EFA.