Category short film

The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action

Every year, the short film categories at the Academy Awards offer a vast and unique selection of worthwhile films from around the globe. A couple of weekends ago, I viewed the nominees from this year’s animated short film category, and it was a whole lot of fun. Today, I drove down once again to Salem […]

The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation

As I’ve mentioned before, one of my favorite categories at the Academy Awards has long been the Best Animated Short category. It’s always a fun mix of nominees; films from all around the globe and each short seems to have a different look and style. For the last few years, I’ve made it a point […]

31 Days of Halloween: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

There’s really only one film I watch every Halloween, every year. That, not too surprisingly, would be It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. It helps that it’s under a half an hour, but, the truth is it’s a terrific short film: poignant, philosophical, witty (one of the great lines is Charlie Brown’s response after Linus’ […]

The Red Balloon

If someone was to summarize the story of 1956’s The Red Balloon, it might seem like a slight, silly affair: a young boy befriends a balloon. This film, though, is a beautiful and breathtaking film about innocence and friendship. These days, The Red Balloon is mostly remembered for being the only short film to have […]

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animated

One of my personal favorite Oscar categories has long been Best Animated Short Film. You can always count on a rich variety of films, with many different animation styles featured. It’s also one of the most regionally diverse categories, as the nominees span all around the globe. Every year, each short film category (Best Animated […]