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Animated Short Films

Ron Diamond's Animation Show of Shows Coming to Comic-Con, Getting Ready for Nationwide Debut

Jim Hill | Posted 07.02.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For the past 16 years, this veteran animation producer has circled the globe seeking out the very best new animated short films. Which sounds like it might be a fun way for a cinema fan to spend their time, but is actually a quite challenging task.

How Walt Disney Animation Studios Kept Feast From Looking Like a Dog's Dinner

Jim Hill | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

In the end Patrick Osborne and his storyboard artists did finally find a way to deliver on Feast's initial promise. But a lot of that was because of many of the behind-the-scenes creative decisions that they made as they rushed to put this new animated short together. Take, for example, Winston, the cartoon canine who serves as Feast's central character.

Eight Selected Short Films: A Mini Film Festival

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Morgenstern

I love Amazon's Transparent, which she created, and Jill's old shorts are just as good. A nuanced director with a great grasp of humanity.

My Interview With Michael Iemma About His Film, Stitch, Part I

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Carosone

I embrace a title such as this because "Hell Yeah! I am a gay filmmaker who is going to tell my stories about my life." Our community has been denied this freedom for far, far too long.

WATCH: 30 Things This Director Learned By Age 30

Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts

Turning 30 is a milestone for most of us. By your third decade on this Earth, you are supposed to put away childish things and begin looking back at a...

Academy Awards 2012: Animated Shorts

David Wallechinsky | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

I have to recuse myself from giving objective opinions of this year's animated shorts nominees because one of them is so close to my heart that I'm not a proper judge of the others. First, here's a look at the other four.

All Hail the Oscar Shorts

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.18.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

While everyone raves about The Artist, The Help, and the other feature length nominees, the Oscar shorts offer some of the finest filmmaking, and storytelling, of the year.

Oscar-Nominated Film Available To Watch Online

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 01.30.2012 | Home

Books have the power to transfix a reader. A turn of the page provides an alternate story to live, be it a line prose or a hefty epic. Moonbot Studios...

Two Films Up For Oscars Are Available To Watch Online

Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

This Tuesday, the nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced. While you can see some of the nominated films in the theaters, you can also see...

WATCH: Stop Motion 'Zero' Questions The Value Of Life

Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts

"Zero" is beautiful stop motion short film about a world where people are born into a numerical class system. Our hero is born with a zero on his ches...

Best of the 2011 Palm Springs Short Film Festival

Brad Schreiber | Posted 09.01.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

Palm Springs may hover around 110 degrees in June but this collection of shorts from around the world is a cooling balm for those who have a diverse, worldwide perspective on filmmaking.

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2010

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

Last last year's crop, there is much to like about the animated shorts and much to scratch one's head about among the live action selections.