Short Film Pleasure

Academy Award Nominated or Won Short Films

An elderly monk, while training the young novice who will succeed him, recalls the mysterious lost love of his past - just as his young successor appears to be encountering her himself. Nominated for Oscar in 1997 Directed by Aleksandr Petrov / Russia / 1997
The Last Farm
An Icelandic short film about an old man who might leave his farm keeps a secret. In a remote corner of Iceland, winter is coming on. An aging farmer named Hrafn is doing has last chores before leaving with his wife Gróa for a retirement home ...
The Door
After stealing an old door, a man reflects on the desperate circumstances that led him to do so. Nominated for 2010 Oscar, another 4 wins. Directed by Juanita Wilson / Ireland, Ukraine / 2008
An animator's commissioned works, rejected because of their increasingly absurd and violent tone, eventually find their entire animated world collapsing in upon itself.. In the spring of 1999, the Family Learning Channel commissioned animator Don Hertzfeldt to produce promotional segments for their network. The cartoons were ...
Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos. Won 2010 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. Another 2 wins. Directed by François Alaux, Herve de Crecy and Ludovic Houplain / France / 2009
A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally extracts his revenge. Won Oscar for Best Short Film in 1994, another 4 wins. Directed by Pepe Danquart / Germany / 1993
Two octopuses help each other in their comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village from the grasp of a stubborn restaurant cook. However, even after overcoming insurmountable odds to reunite, their fight to stay together is not over. Nominated for Oscar in 2009, ...
When the Day Breaks
After witnessing the accidental death of a stranger, Ruby seeks affirmation in the city around her, and finds it in surprising places. With deft humor and finely rendered detail, When the Day Breaks illuminates the links which connect our urban lives, while evoking the promise ...
Little Terrorist
Jamal, a 10-year-old Pakistani Muslim, mistakenly crosses the border between India and Pakistan and finds an unusual ally in a Hindu Brahmin, Bhola. Indian soldiers descend on Bhola's village searching for the so-called terrorist who crossed over. Bhola's neice, Rani, insists they can't let a ...
La Maison en Petits Cubes
As his town is flooded by water, an old man is forced to add additional levels onto his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay dry... Won Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 2009. Until this day I've never wanted to post a comment even ...
Father and Daughter
A father says goodbye to his young daughter. In time the daughter grows old, but within her there is always a deep longing for her father. Won Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit / Belgium, UK, Netherlands / 2000
Tanghi Argentini
An office clerk with a hankering to tango enlists the support of a workplace colleague as he prepares for a date. It's Christmas time and the concept of giving assumes fairy tale proportions in this beguiling modern story. Nominated for Oscar. Another 22 wins. Directed by ...