Academy Awards for Short Film 2013

Nominations are out for the 2013 Oscars, including the two categories Short Film (Animated) and Short Film (Live Action). Winners will be announced during a live ceremony on February 24, held in . Also check out the commercial work of cinematographers nominated this year: Seamus McGarvey (Anna Karenina), Robert Richardson (Django Unchained), Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi), and Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln).

The Oscars Nominations

Adam and Dog

Adam and Dog, an animated short film directed by Minkyu Lee, features a playful dog who while exploring the newly created world comes upon the first man. See more on the film at

Fresh Guacamole

Fresh Guacamole, an animated short film by PES, features an unseen cook using a series of unusual ingredients to prepare a bowl of guacamole.

Head Over Heels

Head over Heels, an animated short film by director Timothy Reckart and producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, explores the emotional distance between a long-married husband and wife who have come to an unusual living arrangement. See more on the film at

Longest Daycare

Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”, a 5 minutes-long animated short film directed by David Silverman, tells the story of Maggie Simpson attending the Ayn Rand Daycare Center, where she finds a caterpillar and faces off against her nemesis. Click on the image below to play the video.


Paperman, an animated short film by John Kahrs, features a young man working in an office who tries desperately to attract the attention of a girl in the building across the street. See more on the Disney Animation site and Facebook.


Asad, a live action short film by director Bryan Buckley and producer Mino Jarjoura, tells the story of a boy from a poor Somali village who must decide between piracy and life as a fisherman.

Buzkashi Boys

Buzkashi Boys, a live action short film by Sam French and Ariel Nasr, follows two boys in Afghanistan, a blacksmith’s son and an orphan living on the streets, who dream of winning a popular and fierce polo match. See more on the film at


Curfew, a live action short film by Shawn Christensen, features a young man on the verge of committing suicide when he receives a call from his sister asking him to babysit his niece. See more on the film at Facebook. C

Death of a Shadow

Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw), a live action short film by Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele, follows a soldier who attempts to ransom his soul from Death and return to the girl he loves. Stuck in a limbo between life and death, Nathan Rijckx, a deceased World War I soldier, has to collect shadows to regain a second chance at life and love. With two shadows left to collect, he discovers something that shakes his world completely. See more on the film at


Henry, a live action short film by Yan England, tells the story of Henry, an elderly concert pianist, who undergoes a series of confusing experiences as he searches for his wife.

Henry Short Film

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