Herzlichen Glückwunsch an die Gewinner!


The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 44th Student Academy Awards® competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record number of Academy members.  The 2017 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.

“Cradle,” Devon Manney, University of Southern California

“E-delivery,” Young Gul Cho, School of Visual Arts

“In a Heartbeat,” Beth David and Esteban Bravo, Ringling College of Art and Design

Animation (International Film Schools)
“Life Smartphone,” Chenglin Xie, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (China)

Täglich einen Kurzen: The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse – ESMA

Seul dans une plaine enneigée, un renard pourchasse une souris, lorsque deux hiboux vont entrer dans la course un lien va se tisser.

A lonesome fox hunts a mouse and their relationship will evolve as two owls interfere with the hunt.

Réalisateurs / Directors : Camille CHAIX, Hugo JEAN, Juliette JOURDAN, Marie PILLIER, Kevin ROGER
Music : Clément OSMONT, Olivier DEFRADAT
Voices : –
Sound : José Vicente & Yoann Poncet – Studio des aviateurs

Film d’animation réalisé dans le cadre de la formation cinéma d’animation 3D de l’école ESMA (promo 2015).

Täglich einen Kurzen: Sweet Cocoon (esma)



Deux insectes aident une chenille dans sa métamorphose.
Two insects help a caterpillar in her metamorphosis.

Sweet Cocoon retenu comme court-métrage „Hautement recommandé“ par Shorts.tv en liste additionnelle pour être projeté au programme des „Nominated Short Films“ aux Oscars 2015!
Sweet Cocoon has been selected as highly recommended at the 2015 Oscar („Nominated Short Films“ category)!

Réalisateurs / Directors : Matéo Bernard, Matthias Bruget, Jonathan Duret, Manon Marco, Quentin Puiraveau
Music : Anthony Juret, Baptiste Leblanc, Nicolas Montaigne, Pierre Nguyen
Voices : Jérome Bresset
Sound : José Vicente – Studio des aviateurs

Täglich einen Kurzen: WINSTON


Director: Aram Sarkisian
Cast: Winston – Matt Kelly
Story by: Aram Sarkisian
Written by: Gabby Capili, Aram Sarkisian
Writing Consultant: Caleb Roitz
Composer: Jacob Shrum
Music Sampling Engineer: Drew Denton
Sound Design: Ben Huff

Ab Morgen in den deutschen Kinos: TERMINATOR 2 – TAG DER ABRECHNUNG 3D

Der Oscar®-prämierte Drehbuchautor, Regisseur, Produzent und TERMINATOR-Schöpfer James Cameron dazu: „Es ist großartig, mit DMG und STUDIOCANAL daran zu arbeiten, T2 zum ersten Mal in 3D in die Kinos zu bringen. Im kommenden Jahr feiern wir das 25-jährige Jubiläum von TERMINATOR 2 – TAG DER ABRECHNUNG, und das erschien uns als der perfekte Zeitpunkt, den Film wieder zu zeigen – aber diesmal in einer komplett neuen und überarbeiteten 3D-Fassung”.

Täglich einen Kurzen: DAS RAD von Chris Stenner, Arvid Uibel und Heidi Wittlinger

Auf einem Berg mit Blick ins grüne Tal sitzen zwei alte Steine. Viel haben Hew und Kew schon gesehen in ihrem langen Dasein, deshalb können die ersten menschlichen Holzhütten ihnen auch nur mäßiges Interesse abgewinnen – schließlich bringt das Leben als Stein auch so seine Problemchen mit sich! Doch irgendwann bringt die rasante Entwicklung der Menschheit selbst Steine aus ihrer stoischen Ruhe…

As time passes, the two rocks Hew and Kew watch the world around them change rapidly. But there is nothing really that can disturb their calm…

Drehbuch: Arvid Uibel, Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger
Regie: Arvid Uibel, Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger
Kamera: Arvid Uibel, Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger
Filmmusik: Roland Hackl
Ton: Bernd Müller
Schnitt: Arvid Uibel, Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger
Producer: Georg Gruber
Sprecher: Michael Habeck, Rainer Basedow
Produktion: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH

Fertigstellung: 2001

Täglich einen Kurzen: Tough

Some things can only be understood with maturity.
New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.

Jennifer Zheng´s 2016 graduation film from Kingston University London.

For more gifs showing the process behind making the film look at Jennifer Zheng´s website here:

With an original score by K. Preston Merkley

BAFTA Nominated Animated Short Film 2017
Best Animated Documentary at KLIK Amsterdam 2016
Audience choice for Best Animated Documentary at LIAF 2016
Jury Award for Best Short Film at 10th British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin 2017
RTS London Student Awards, Best Undergraduate Animation 2017
RTS National Award for best Undergraduate Animation 2017
FANtastische Award at ITFS 2017
Best Director in the Short Documentary category at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017

Täglich einen Kurzen: „Pangur Ban“ – by The Pangur Ban Team

Pangur Bán is based on an old Irish poem of the same name and paints a picture of the loving relationship between a girl and her cat. Over the course of a night, they each pursue their separate joys, whilst taking comfort in the company provided by the other. This animated short is inspired by Celtic art and stop-frame filmmaking and is an ode to the quiet companionship of pets. For more information, please see the details and links below:

The final undergraduate degree project by Kristine Ølgaard, Lucy Devlin and Daniel De Carvalho, for the NCCA.

Kristine Ølgaard
Lucy Devlin
Daniel de Carvalho

Täglich einen Kurzen: OSCAR

Oscar, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Brilliantly mixing animated sequences and archival footage, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre paints a touching portrait of virtuoso pianist Oscar Peterson. As with her previous films (McLaren’s Negative and Jutra), Saint-Pierre pursues her bold and personal approach with this animated documentary of Oscar Peterson at the twilight of an exceptional career, as he wistfully meditates on the price of fame and the impacts of the artist’s life on family life. From the young prodigy’s beginnings in Little Burgundy to his triumphs on the international stage alongside the biggest stars of his time, Oscar explores the profound solitude of an artist constantly on tour, and the difficulty in reconciling his professional success with his role as husband and father. Set to the tunes of Peterson’s sometimes catchy, sometimes melancholy-tinged compositions, the film alternates between animated sequences and footage of radio and video interviews to tell a heartfelt story about a life in jazz.



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