Inden for kortfilmformatet trives det kreative talent. Kortfilminstruktørerne er mestre i at udfolde sig inden for en ultra-stram ramme, og igen i år kan Cinemateket med stor glæde præsentere årets Oscar-nominerede kortfilm (samt vinderen!) i ’Animation’-kategorien.
Der er garanti for tårnhøj håndværksmæssig kvalitet og smittende fortælleglæde – dyder, som Oscar-komitéen traditionelt vægter højt. Årets Oscar-show finder sted den 25. april (26. april dansk tid). Cinemateket præsenterer de nominerede kortfilm online i perioden 14. april til 9. maj.

Burrow


Cinemateket

Madeline Sharafian | USA | 2020 | 6’
Awards / Festivals

• Best Animated Short Film - Academy Award® Nominee (2020)
• Ottawa International Animation Festival (2020)

Synopsis
DK

I Disney og Pixars nye kortfilm BURROW beslutter en ung kanin sig for at grave en drømmebolig. Men hun har ikke helt styr på arbejdet og må indse, at det ikke er nogen skam at bede om hjælp, når man er i nød.

EN

In Disney and Pixar’s new short film BURROW, a young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue what she’s doing. Rather than reveal to her neighbors her imperfections, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble. After hitting (bed) rock bottom, she learns there is no shame in asking for help. Directed by Madeline Sharafian and produced by Mike Capbarat, BURROW is part of Pixar Animation Studios’ SparkShorts program.

Genius Loci


Cinemateket

Adrien Mérigeau | France | 2019 | 16’
Awards / Festivals

• Best Animated Short Film - Academy Award® Nominee (2020)
• Best International Animated Short Film Award - Animasivo Mexico (2020)

Dialogues

French

Synopsis
DK

Fransk kortfilm om den ensomme Reine, der en nat midt i byens kaos møder en mytisk skabning, der kan vise hende vej.

EN

One night, Reine, a young loner, sees among the urban chaos a moving oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.

If Anything Happens I Love You


Cinemateket

Michael Govier, Will McCormack | USA | 2020 | 13’
Awards / Festivals

• Best Animated Short Film - Academy Award® Winner (2020)
• Indy Shorts International Film Festival (2020)

Synopsis
DK

Et forældrepar i sorg kæmper med tilværelsen efter at have mistet deres datter i et skoleskyderi. En bevægende fortælling om at sørge.

EN

Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.

Opera


Cinemateket

Erick Oh | South Korea, USA | 2020 | 9’
Awards / Festivals

• Best Animated Short Film - Academy Award® Nominee (2020)
• Ministerial Award - Korea Contents Awards (2020)

Synopsis
DK

‘Dem, der ikke husker fortiden, er dømt til at gentage den’ – George Santayana
Kortfilmen ‘Opera’ – skabt af den tidligere Pixar-tegner Erick Oh - kan kaldes en moderne animation over renæssancens freskomalerier. Filmen afspejler menneskets liv med håb, humor, sorg og tanker. Et værk, der sætter spørgsmålstegn ved samfundets mekanismer og den måde, vi mennesker opfører os på.

EN

‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ – George Santayana
Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and former Pixar animator Erick Oh, OPERA is an animation project that can be defined as a contemporary animated edition of the Renaissance fresco mural paintings. Driven by the spirits of Bosch, Michelangelo, Botticelli and more, Erick portrays, in his own signature whimsical and surreal way, the human society and history, filled with beauty and absurdity. Viewers will experience the range in-depth emotions through this epic reflection of human life: it is hopeful, comical, thoughtful, yet scary and sad. This piece is not only a living piece of art, it is an invitation to question the mechanisms of our society and human behavior. The universality of its message will inspire new perspectives on humanity and break down conversations. The full cycle of OPERA consists of day and night. Each section and individual character’s activities are intrinsically connected so the viewers can eventually enjoy the entire pyramid no matter which character they set their eyes on first.

Yes-People


Cinemateket

Gísli Darri Halldórsson | Iceland | 2020 | 9’
Original title

JÁ-FÓLKIÐ

Awards / Festivals

• Best Animated Short Film - Academy Award® Nominee (2020)
• Best European Short Film - Weird International Animation Film Festival / Spain (2020)

Synopsis
DK

Et lille hverdagsepos om mennesker, der i hamsterhjulet går på arbejde, i skole og vasker op. I løbet af dagen testes deres indbyrdes forhold og deres evne til at overleve.

EN

One morning an eclectic mix of people face the everyday battle, such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.

Burrow

Madeline Sharafian | USA

Genius Loci

Adrien Mérigeau | France

If Anything Happens I Love You

Michael Govier, Will McCormack | USA

Opera

Erick Oh | South Korea, USA

Yes-People

Gísli Darri Halldórsson | Iceland