So the word on the street is that the Oscars were kind of boring, except some wardrobe malfunction involving J-Lo, and the fact that when Meryl Streep won, and acted all surprised, everyone was like, “Why are you so surprised?”
If you ask us, the Big Sur International Short Film Festival is more fun.
More surprises, more wardrobe malfunctions, and yummy popcorn that may or may not have rosemary on it. We’re now excepting submissions for the 2012 series – more info here – and we’re stoked for another awesome summer. (Mark your calendars: we’ll be showing 5-6 films every Thurs. in June, July, and August; more or less.)
Which bring us to this question: Did you know that the Screening Series have selected and shown a ton of shorts that went on to be nominated for Oscars, including one winner? It’s true. Guess how many?
Time’s up: 15!
So here’s a list such movies – Oscar-nominated shorts screened in Big Sur pre- or post-award ceremony.
- Copy Shop — Virgil Widrich
- 7:35 in the Morning — Nacho Vigalondo
- Binta and the Great Idea — Javier Fesser
- Éramos Pocos — Borja Cobeaga
- Auf der Strecke (On the Line) — Reto Caffi
- Manon on the Asphalt — Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont
- Kavi — Gregg Helvey
- Miracle Fish — Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey
- Pentecost – Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
- Destino – Walt Disney Animation Studios – Dominique Monféry and Roy E. Disney
- I Met the Walrus – Josh Raskin
- Lavatory – Lovestory – Melnitsa Animation Studio – Konstantin Bronzit
- The Danish Poet – Torill Kove – Winner!
- The Gruffalo – Magic Light Pictures, Studio Soi – Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
- Madagascar, a Journey Diary – Bastien Dubois