The 2017 Academy Award® nominees for Best Animated Short Film.
Please note: The conclusion of Garden Party features disturbing imagery of a human corpse that may be upsetting to younger viewers. As a result, this short is recommended for ages 8+.
Dear Basketball – dirs. Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant, USA, 5 minutes, English
Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams on this animated short film that explores what it means to achieve your dreams, and then leave them behind. 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.
Negative Space – dirs. Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, 5 minutes, English
My dad taught me how to pack.
Lou – dirs. Dave Mullins and Dana Murray, USA, 7 minutes, English
Only one thing stands in the way of a toy-stealing bully at recess: the lost & found box.
Revolting Rhymes – dirs. Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, UK, 29 minutes, English/Swedish
Featuring an all-star voice cast including Dominic West, Rob Brydon, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley, and Isaac Hempstead Wright, Revolting Rhymes interweaves Roald Dahl's retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings.
Garden Party – dirs. Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, France, 7 minutes, French
In a deserted house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.
Additional short-listed films within this programme include:
Lost Property Office(dir. Daniel Agdag \ Australia\ 10 minutes, English)
Weeds (details TBD)
Achoo (details TBD)