LA Shorts Fest



Won Oscar for Best Live Action Short
Congratulations to LA Shorts Fest Oscar Winners & Nominees

Best Live Action Short Film Winner

"Spielzeugland (Toyland)"
Drama / Germany / 14 min

In order to protect her son Marianne Meißner tried to make him believe that the Jewish neighbors are going on a journey to “Toyland”. But one morning she finds her son has disappeared along with the Jewish neighbor.

Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank
Producer: Jochen Alexander Freydank
Writer: Johann A. Bunners, Jochen Alexander Freydank  
Best Animated Short Film Winner

“La Maison en Petits Cubes (The House of Small Cubes)"
Animation / Japan / 12 min

A grandfather lives in a house built like blocks, that is beginning to flood. He builds houses on top of each other as the water level rises, each block delving deeper into his memories with his family.

Director: Kunio Kato
Producer: Masanori Kusakabe, Yuko Shin
Writer: Kenya Hirata

Best Animated Short Film Nominee

"This Way Up"
Animation / United Kingdom / 9 min

Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.

Directors: Alan Smith, Adam Foulkes
Producer: Christopher O'Reilly, Charlotte Bavasso
Writer: Alan Smith, Adam Foulkes
 LA Shorts Fest is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. In our thirteen year history, 33 filmmakers have proceeded to earn Academy Award nominations with 11 consecutive winning filmmakers actually taking home an Oscar.
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