2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated

Film • Feb 24

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Dear Basketball

US. 5 minutes. 2017
Director: Glen Keane

Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams on an animated short film that explores what it means to achieve your dream, and then leave it behind. The animated film is an adaptation of Bryant’s NBA retirement announcement after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Narrated by Bryant, the film’s hand-drawn animation and emotional score will touch fans of all ages with its universal message about love and loss.

Garden Party

France. 7 minutes. 2016
In French with English subtitles
Directors: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon and Lucas Navarro

In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.


US. 7 minutes. 2017
Director: Dave Mullins

When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.

Negative Space

France. 6 minutes. 2017
Directors: Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata

Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata are a filmmaking duo based in Baltimore, USA. Collaborating for over a decade as “TINY INVENTIONS ”, they have directed short films, TV commercials, music videos and comics. Negative Space is their fourth professional film.

Revolting Rhymes

Directors: Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer
United Kingdom. 23 minutes. 2016

Based on the book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes interweaves Dahl’s retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings.The all-star voice cast comprises of Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley, Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright.