A collection of the most award winning stop-motion animated shorts in the world. Stop-Motion is a technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they will appear to exhibit independent motion or change when the series of frames is played back.
Negative Space is an Oscar-nominated short film animation that depicts a father-and-son relationship through the art of packing a suitcase..
***Oscar Nominated 2019
Probably the world's first animated opera. During her training to become a nurse, Bunny meets, by mere chance, the handsome fighter pilot Bear. Romance ensues and they form a couple. When Bear is about to propose, they are suddenly interrupted by an international conflict. Duty calls and Bear is sent into battle.
***Multi-Award Winning Short
Lost & Found is a stop motion short film that tugs at the heartstrings. A knitted toy dinosaur must completely unravel itself to save the love of its life.
2018 Oscar Shortlist
A comedic stop motion animation from Oscar-nominated Cordell Barker in which a boy fantasizes about possessing godlike powers he'd use to impress his crush and undermine his bullies.
Solitary, exhausted, and profoundly melancholic--the anachronistic, Madame Tutli-Putli--waits patiently to board a train, surrounded by a lifetime's worth of personal belongings. Is she running away from a bleak past?
***Multi-Award Winning Short
An award winning stop motion short film by PES. 'Fresh Guacamole' is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar.
2013 Academy Award® Nomination
A bird in the wild narrowly escapes capture, but finds itself in a cage anyway. Surrounded by unfamiliar sounds and un-birdlike creatures, its distinctive calls become a tourist attraction—but is there hope it can find its way back home?
**Multi-Award Winning Short
The film depicts five individuals living on a small platform floating in space. Whenever one of them moves, the others must do so as well to ensure that the platform does not tip over. The group works cooperatively to maintain a "balance" until one individual pulls a box onto the platform. Since all are curious as to what the box is, the individuals try to inspect the box and their actions disrupt the balance of the platform, and those on it. All but one of the individuals is pushed or falls off the edges of the platform. In the end, the lone individual must maintain a balance with the box, which is well out of reach.
Academy Award for Best Animated Short (1989).
A man and a woman are involved in the production of an animated film. He animates by day, she makes and repairs the accessories at night. Behind the scenes, a woman is waiting for her entrance.
**Multi-Award Winning Short by Frédérick Tremblay
Revoltoso is an epic little masterpiece in the precious history of Mexican animation. What the Ambriz brothers and their Cinema Fantasma team of artists and artisans have created is nothing short of miraculous. This is a window to the soul of Mexico and its revolutionary past. And like all great Mexican film and art, the short is a beautiful and melancholic reflection of our times
Dirigida por Arturo & Roy Ambriz País: México
Told through the medium of stop motion, two characters, cocooned in their love, go on a heart breaking journey of self discovery. The richly textured world, made from soft cloud like fabrics, is a deceptively innocent space for the raw pain of the the lovers as they fight tooth and nail to hold on to what they once had. Their woven faces are kissed, knotted, ripped and torn in equal measure, ever-weathering in the harsh reality of love. It's a love story, but not like you've seen before.
Born into a world of numbers, an oppressed zero discovers that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something.
Zero is a 12'32 stop motion animation written and directed by Christopher Kezelos and produced by Christine Kezelos.
***Multi-Award Winning Stop-Motion Short
What if your worst fear and your greatest love turn out to be the same thing?
Lost in a dark forest, Eddy Table stumbles upon a mysterious girl and dangerous parasites. He should escape, but something keeps him from leaving. Rune Spaans’ romantic horror short is based on the works of Canadian artist Dave Cooper.
***Multi-Award and Nominated Stop-Motion Short
A boy and his family visit deer farm. And the boy has some peculiar experiences.
Deer Flower is a stop-motion-animated recount of an event that happened to the director when he was little. He attempts to translate his own experiences on screen and to reinterpret his memories to cinematic experiences, using stop-motion, 2D animation.
**Oscar Shortlisted film by Kangmin Kim
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