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Ten Animated Shorts Make Academy Shortlist (TRAILERS)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood November 7, 2013 at 2:03PM

The Academy has narrowed down its animated shorts category to 10 films. Trailers below.
"Hollow Land"
"Hollow Land"
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences animation/shorts branch has advanced 10 animated short films contend for contention for the 86th Academy Awards®. The Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee in New York and Los Angeles selected the ten from the fifty-six pictures that originally qualified in the category. 

Members will now winnow the list of ten down to from three to five nominees at branch screenings to be held LA, NY and San Francisco in December. Per usual Walt Disney Feature Animation has one entry while the National Film Board of Canada boasts three. No Pixar short is in the mix this year. (Our look at the feature animation race is here.)

"Subconscious Password"
"Subconscious Password"

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

“Feral,” Daniel Sousa, director, and Dan Golden, music and sound design (Daniel Sousa)

“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan, director, and Dorothy McKim, producer (Walt Disney Feature Animation)

“Gloria Victoria,” Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)

“Hollow Land,” Uri Kranot and Michelle Kranot, directors (Dansk Tegnefilm, Les Films de l’Arlequin and the National Film Board of Canada)

“The Missing Scarf,” Eoin Duffy, director, and Jamie Hogan, producer (Belly Creative Inc.)

“Mr. Hublot,” Laurent Witz, director, and Alexandre Espigares, co-director (Zeilt Productions)

“Possessions,” Shuhei Morita, director (Sunrise Inc.)

“Requiem for Romance,” Jonathan Ng, director (Kungfu Romance Productions Inc.)

“Room on the Broom,” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)

“Subconscious Password,” Chris Landreth, director (National Film Board of Canada with the participation of Seneca College Animation Arts Centre and Copperheart Entertainment)

The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014 and televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Trailers after the jump.

This article is related to: Awards, Academy Awards, Awards, Animation, Shorts, Short Film, Shorts, Oscars, Awards Season Roundup

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.