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Cincinnati World Cinema :: Oscar Shorts 2015 Slide Show
Oscar Shorts & More, 2015
Cincinnati World Cinema presents its 14th Annual Screening of the Academy Award Nominated and Winning Live-Action & Animated Short Films
Compared to the feature film nominees, the short film slate offers greater gender (35% women) and ethnic diversity, with work by filmmakers from thirteen countries: Canada, China, France, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
Take advantage of this opportunity to see Academy Award-winning and nominated short films on the big screen, at one time, in one place, in High-Definition digital.
Park once (it's free), see 14 films in two distinct programs, and enjoy food and drink from the Carnegie Bar and Coffee Emporium between screenings.
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2015 Screenings at The Carnegie, Covington KY
Program "A" Saturday March 14, 4:00 repeats Sunday March 15, 7:00
Program "B" Saturday March 14, 7:00 repeats Sunday March 15, 4:00
We have a in the event of exchanges/cancellations.
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COMBO 1 All in one day, Saturday, March 14 Program A at 4 PM & Program B at 7 PM
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Afternoons, 4 PM each day Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15
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Evenings, 7 PM each day
Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15
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COMBO 4 All in one day, Sunday, March 15 Program B at 4 PM and Program A at 7 PM
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Program A ~ Film Roster Total Run Time approximately 101 minutes. Screens Saturday, 4 pm; repeats Sunday, 7 pm.
THE DAM KEEPER Oscar Nominee Animation Directors Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi, USA, 18 minutes.
This beautiful short film with anthropomorphic characters tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, whose encounter with a new classmate who changes everything. A first-time collaboration between some of the most talented artists in animation, The Dam Keeper made its world premiere as an official selection at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.
Set in a desolate future, a small town's survival depends on a large windmill that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds. Despite bullying from schoolmates and indifferent townsfolk, the dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the wind sails spinning to protect the town in the valley below. When Fox, a new student, joins Pig's class everything starts to change.
Made up of over 8,000 paintings, The Dam Keeper blends traditional hand-drawn animation with lush brushstrokes to bring Kondo and Tsutsumi's celebrated painting-style to life. The Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen of BBC's Sherlock narrates this timeless fable. Directors Kondo and Tsutsumi are known for their art direction on films such as Ice Age, Ratatouille, Monsters University and Toy Story 3.
PARVANEH Oscar Nominee Live-Action Director Talkhon Hamzavi, Switzerland, 25 minutes.
One of several clashes and connections between cultures found in this year's nominated films.
Iranian-born director Talkhon Hamzavi shares her story of Parvaneh (Nissa Kashani), a young Afghan refugee working in Switzerland, who visits Zurich to send money home to her ailing father. Lacking official identification, her requests for help are ignored by passers by, until she meets Emely, a Swiss punker of the same age. After a rocky start the two women, both "outsiders," bond in this story of discovery, crossing barriers and friendship.
BUS STORY Bonus Film - Oscar Shortlist Animation Director Tali, Canada, 11 minutes.
Inspired by her own misadventures as a school bus driver, Canadian filmmaker Tali uses cheeky humour in this witty and touching look at the people living in the Quebec countryside.
POWDER KEG Bonus Film Live Action Director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico, 14 minutes.
Thanks to corporate sponsor BMW, Powder Keg was blessed with an excellent cast and crew and a substantial production budget. Winner of three Oscars this year for Birdman (Best Picture, Director and Screenplay), director Alejandro González Iñárritu has a stellar track record with the likes of Biutiful, Babel, 21 Grams and Amores Perros.
Co-stars are Stellan Skarsgård,(Breaking The Waves, Dancer in the Dark, Goya's Ghost, Angels & Demons, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Clive Owen(Gosford Park, The Bourne Identity, Closer, Greenfingers, Children of Men, The International, Hemingway & Gellhorn), with support from Lois Smith(Five Easy Pieces, Iron Jawed Angels, Minority Report, Dead Man Walking, Falling Down, Fried Green Tomatoes, East of Eden).
Tense and emotionally charged, Powder Keg is set in Colombia but based on real-life events in Mexico, the Aguas Blancas Massacre. Filmed in hand-held 16mm, it has a grainy, documentary feel. The cinematography is by two-time Oscar winner Robert Richardson and the score by talented composer Harry Gregson-Williams, with a haunting end-piece ballad, Una Palabra, by Cuban icon Carlos Varela.
Times war photographer Harvey Jacobs (Skarsgård) is wounded while witnessing a massacre at Nuevo Colon by government-backed terrorists, who seek to finish him off. In a desperate effort, the United Nations sends a vehicle and driver (Owen) to rescue Harvey and the film which documents the events.
During the pursuit, Harvey senses his impending death, unloads the film from his camera and gives the film and his dog tags to the UN driver with a request to get the film to his boss at the New York Times and the dogtags to his mother (Smith). They make it to freedom, but Harvey does not survive.
Note: this film has some brief scenes of violence, integral to the plot and not gratuitious.
SWEET COCOON Bonus Film - Oscar Shortlist Animation Directors Matéo Bernard, Matthias Bruget, Jonathan Duret, Manon Marco and Quentin Puiraveau, France, 6 minutes.
A caterpillar failing desperately to get into her cocoon meets two bugs who help her achieve metamorphosis.
An adventure with pitfalls that reflect, with visual poetry, the realities of the animal world.
THE PHONE CALL OSCAR WINNER Live-Action Director Mat Kirby, UK, 21 minutes.
Heather (Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine), a shy young worker at a crisis call center, takes a call from a man called Stan (Oscar- and BAFTA-winner Jim Broadbent, Iris, Topsy-Turvy, Moulin Rouge!, Iron Lady, Bridget Jones' Diary, Brazil, The Crying Game, The Damned United). Stan is at the end of his rope, his wife has died, and he's on the verge of doing something rash. Heather offers him empathy and friendship and they develop a rapport over the phone.
The exceptional acting in this emotionally resonant and touching story will have you thinking about what makes life worthwhile.
Filmmakers Mat Kirby and James Lucas, who both work for Ridley Scott, wrote the script together after realizing both of their mothers volunteer at crisis call centers.
US Academy Awards
BFI London October 2013
Tribeca April 2014
Aspen ShortsFest April 2014
Heartlands October 2014
Naples Film Festival November 2014
Tacoma Film Festival October 2014
Show Me Shorts NZ November 2014
Badalona Film Festival November 2014
Heart of Gold October 2014
Krakow May 2014
Dresden April 2014
Leeds November 2013
WINNER — AUDIENCE AWARD IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Montreal World August 2014
Helsinki September 2014
Hamptons October 2014
Cork November 2014
Rhode Island August 2014
London Shorts January 2014
Miami March 2014
Seattle June 2014
Emden May 2014
Kitzbuhel August 2014
Odense August 2014
Bumbershoot August 2014
A SINGLE LIFE Oscar Nominee Animation Directors Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen,
the Netherlands, 3 minutes.
A clever, creative, darkly comedic short with a unique mode of time travel that could be straight out of the "Twilight Zone."
Twenty-something Pia receives a mysterious 45 rpm vinyl record, plays it and finds herself able to travel back and forth throughout her life, depending on where she drops the needle on the disc. Thanks to skips in the record, the ending is not exactly what Pia had in mind.
All Oscar Nominees will be shown, program sequence subject to change.
Program B ~ Film Roster Total Run Time approximately 104 minutes. Screens Saturday, 7 pm; repeats Sunday, 4 pm.
THE BIGGER PICTURE Oscar Nominee Animation Daisy Jacobs, UK, 7 minutes.
A beautifully rendered, darkly humorous, and moving portrait of bickering brothers caring for their elderly mother. Perhaps the most artistically creative of all animated nominees, Daisy Jacobs mixes 2D paintings of life-sized characters on flat surfaces with 3D stop-motion elements that create a unique visual delight.
From NPR: To See Visual Dazzle In Oscar-Nominated Films, Go Short. By Tomas Hachard
"... the category's best offering, Daisy Jacobs's The Bigger Picture, ... is a must-see largely for its technical accomplishments.
Jacobs achieved the look of the film by painting characters onto the walls of real sets and having these animations, which are childishly simple and at times expressionist in their distortions, interact with 3D papier-maché props through stop-motion. The astonishing result — whether its simply watching a character pour tea or, more fantastically, suck up an entire room into a vacuum cleaner — is like seeing a mural stick a hand out of a wall to start shaking the hands of passersby."
Festival De Cannes, Cinefonation 2014 Troisieme Prix
Kinofilm International Short Film Festival 2014 Best Short Animation
Annecy 2014 Cristal for a Graduation Film
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014 Creative Innovation In a Short Film
Portsmouth International Film Festival 2014 Best Animation, Best Animated Screenplay, Achievement In Art
Anibar Animation Festival 2014 Best Student Animation
Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2014 Grand Prize
Fantoche 2014 Best Film
Encounters Short Film/Animation Festival 2014 Nahemi Prize For Creative Film-Making
Animage International Animation Festival 2014 Best Technique
Message 2 Man International Film Festival 2014 Best Animation
Lille International Festival Of Short Film 2014 2nd Prix, International Competition
4th Stoptrik International Film Festival 2014 Special mention
Dinard British Film Festival 2014 Best Short Film
DOK Leipzig 2014 Silver Dove
3D Wire 2014 Best European Short Film
Underwire Film Festival 2014 Under 25 Award
Colchester Film Festival 2014 Rising Star Award
Bradford Animation Festival 2014 Best Student Film
37th Starz Denver Film Festival 2014 Liberty Global Student Filmmaker Award
Festival Du Cinéma Européen En Essonne 2014 Prix Spécial Lycéen
KROK At Home Harbour 2014 Best Student Film
Etiuda & Anima 2014 Honorary Diploma
Flickerfest 2015 SAE Creative Media Institue Award
Angers Film Festival, Premier Plans 2015 Grand Jury Prize, European Student Films
British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin 2015 Jury Award
British Academy of Film and Television Arts 2015 British Short Animated Film
AYA Oscar Nominee Live-Action Directors Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun, Israel/France, 39 minutes.
In this cross-cultural story of unexpected connections, a Danish pianist (Ulrich Thomsen) arriving at Ben Gurion Airport mistakes an Israeli woman (Sarah Adler) for his driver, who, intrigued by the encounter gives a him ride to his hotel in Jerusalem.
This impulsive act morphs into a character study on their 50 km journey, as the film reveals two lonely people driving and talking, with flirtation and the sharing of secrets building intimacy and romantic suspense.
Best Short Film, Ophir Awards 2013 (Israeli Oscars)
Fort Lauderdale - Best International Short
Women in Film and TV Vancouver 2013 - Best Performance and Best Mid-Length Film
Nijmegen Short IFF - 2013
The Prague IFF - 2013
Toronto JFF - 2013
Boston JFF 2013
Filmisreal! Festival for New Israeli Cinema - 2013
Seret - The London Israeli Film Festival - 2013
Zagreb Israeli Film Festival 2013
Israeli Embassy - Bucharest
San Francisco JFF - 2013
Vancouver JFF 2013
Philadelphia JFF 2013
Bucharest JFF 2013
Denver JFF 2014
New York JFF 2014
Savannah JFF 2014
Houston JFF 2014
Detroit JFF 2014
Milano PKF 2014
West Chester JFF 2014
Tampa Bay JFF 2014
JCC of Chester County 2014
Sao Paulo JFF 2014
aleidoscopio Film Festival - Italy 2014
Cherry Hill JFF 2015
DUET Bonus Film - Oscar Shortlist Animation Director Glen Keane, USA, 4 minutes.
In this mesmerizing, emotional visual poem, the individual paths of Mia and Tosh weave together to create an inspired duet.
Glen Keane was a Disney animator for forty years, creating iconic characters like Ariel and Aladdin, and working on projects like The Fox and the Hound, Rescuers Down Under and Where the Wild Things Are.
Now running his own production company, Keane made Duet with 60 frames per second. Most animation studios do 24-30 fps — meaning this short film took over 13.000 pictures to make, fusing the strengths of both hand, pencil and computer.
BOOGALOO & GRAHAM Oscar Nominee Live-Action Director Michael Lennox, Northern Ireland, 14 minutes.
In 1978 Belfast, two city boys get a surprise gift from their father: a pair of baby chicks. Boys and birds become inseparable, but Mom is not pleased as the birds grow bigger and she discovers she's pregnant. Will they wind up on the dinner table, or can a miracle save the beloved, but edible, pets? Funny and heartwarming, with a great soundtrack.
ME AND MY MOULTON Oscar Nominee ANIMATION Director Torill Kove, Norway/Canada, 14 minutes.
An autobiographical tale from growing up in 1960s Norway, Ms. Kove gives us a glimpse into the life of a seven-year-old girl and her two sisters. Like many kids that age, the girls think their eccentric parents are odd and an embarrassment, especially when they ask them for a bicycle.
BUTTER LAMP (La Lampe Au Beurre) Oscar Nominee Live-Action Director Wei Hu, China/France/Tibet, 15 minutes
A deceptively simple premise using a stationary camera documents the effects of globalization, as the native Tibetan culture is absorbed by Chinese modernity. Director Wei Hu was inspired by multiple trips to small villages in Tibet and by Michael Nash's photograph,
A photographer as well as a filmmaker, Wei uses real villagers to convey the struggle of the Tibetan people to maintain their heritage in the face of change — change driven by China's decade-old program to relocate more than two million rural Tibetans to cities.
Itinerant photographers work their way through Tibet, creating keepsake portraits of nomadic families, taken against an assortment of absurdly grand backdrops — the Great Wall, Hong Kong Disneyland, the Forbidden City, Red Square — think Olan Mills meets the County Fair photo booth. The series of vignettes creates an offbeat and incongruous comic continuity as we encounter groups of all ages and sizes, plus a few stray animals, doing their best to pose.
The film title refers to candles made of Yak butter that Buddhists burn to mourn the loss of loved ones. In the film, a young man asks the photographer to take a butter lamp to the Potala Palace as an offering to his deceased mother. "But to me it's not just about his mother," Hu told the film blog Indie Wire. "It's also about mourning the culture and traditions that are dying and disappearing."
Interview: Wei Hu on Butter Lamp, tradition and modernity.
FEAST OSCAR WINNER Animation Director Patrick Osborne, USA, 6 minutes.
An ingenious look at the evolving romantic life of a young man, James, seen through the eyes (and appetite) of Winston, his adopted stray Boston Terrier. In this delightful, food-centric short, Winston is in heaven, chowing down on his master's pizza, french fries and leftovers.
Life is great until James meets a woman who advocates a healthier diet and lifestyle. But the lovebirds separate and the junk food returns. Will Winston yield to his appetite or help his master find happiness?
Charming and well-executed, Feast will appeal to everyone, especially romantics, foodies and animal lovers.
Cincinnati native Patrick Osborne is a 1999 graduate of St. Xavier High School. In 2003 he received his Batchelor of Fine Arts in computer animation from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.
2014 Feast, Short, writer/director
2012 Paperman, Short, animation supervisor
2012 Wreck-It Ralph, Feature, animator
2010 Operation Secret Santa, TV Short, animator
2010 Tangled, Feature, animator
2008 Bolt, Feature, animator
2008 Sunlit Shadows, Short, animator
2007 Surf's Up, Feature, animator
2007 I Am Legend, Feature, character animator
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia, Feature, lead character animator
All Oscar Nominees will be shown, program sequence subject to change.