2013 Oscar Spotlight 3

There’s an interesting piece on the NY Times website about how this year’s Oscars have become a hotbed for animation (both features and shorts.) At 1.45 seconds (with credits) Fresh Guacamole is the shortest film ever nominated for an Academy Award. Directed by 39-year-old PES (aka Adam Pesapane) it cost $50,000 and four months to make. ...

2013 Oscar Spotlight 2

Researched and filmed in some of the most troubled parts of Africa, War Witch (French: Rebelle), is the visionary work of Montreal filmmaker Kim Nguyen. It’s the story of a twelve year old girl named Komona who is abducted from her village by armed rebels and forced to wage war as a child soldier. Shot in the ...

2013 Oscar Spotlight 1

Photos via Beasts of the Southern Wild Facebook With the 85th Academy Awards less than a week away, we’re getting into a filmic state of mind (check out our behind the scenes photos from last year’s Oscar night). Each day up until the Oscar gala on February 24th we’ll feature a film that caught our attention. First up… Beast ...