LA Shorts Fest


Pixar Director Enrico Casarosa
Pixar presentation The Making of La Luna by its director Enrico Casarosa
Congratulations to LA Shorts Fest Oscar Nominees
Nominee Live Action Short

Drama / Germany / 24 min

A German couple adopts an Indian orphan. Their child suddenly disappears and they realize that they are part of the problem.

Director: Max Zähle
Producer: Stefan Gieren
Writer: Max Zähle, Florian Kuhn
Cast: Wotan Wilke Möhring, Julia Richter

Nominee Live Action Short
Time Freak

Comedy / USA / 11 min

A neurotic inventor creates a time machine and gets lost traveling around yesterday.

Director: Andrew Bowler
Producer: Gigi Causey
Writer: Andrew Bowler
Cast: Michael Nathanson, John Conor Brooke

Nominee Animated Short
  La Luna

Animation / USA / 7 min

A coming of age tale about a boy who, on his first work outing with his Papa and Grandpa, discovers his family‘s unusual line of work. The boy is faced with the decision of whether to follow the example of his Papa and Grandpa or to find his own way in the midst of it all.

Director: Enrico Casarosa
Producer: Kevin Reher, John Lasseter
Writer: Enrico Casarosa

Nominee Animated Short
Wild Life

Animation / Canada / 13 min.

In the early years of the 20th century, tens of thousands of "gently bred" young Englishmen arrived in western Canada. Some came for adventure, while others were sent away by exasperated parents who hoped a rugged life would steel their sons into men.

Director: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby
Producer: Marcy Page, Bonnie Thompson
Writer: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby

The standard for excellence in short films.

Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Accredited

Officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, some of these films may go on to receive Oscar nominations. We are the only festival with SIX awards recognized by the Academy. In the past, 41 films have received Oscar nominations with 12 winning the coveted Oscar statue.

2011 Award Winners 

Best of Fest: The Burying Beetle / USA / Dir. Dave Rock 
Best Foreign Film: Raju / Germany / Dir. Max Zähle
Best Drama: The Escape / USA / Dir. James Connelly
Best Comedy: After The Credits / Australia / Dir. Josh Lawson
Best Animation: Kahanikar (The Storyteller) / UK / Dir. Nandita Jain
Best Experimental: Light / Australia / Dir. Kosta Nikas
Best Documentary: Wyckoff Place / USA / Dir. Lauri Faggioni

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