|Hollow Land. Photo courtesy of the NFB.|
The short films usually make for the most elusive aspect of Oscar watching, but luckily for us, the National Film Board of Canada has posted the animated film Hollow Land
, which is one of several Canadian films on the Oscar shortlist for Best Animated Film. (Other Canadian films on the shortlist are the NFB's Gloria Victoria
; Subconscious Password
, which you can catch at TIFF's Canada's Top Ten
; the George Takei narrated The Missing Scarf
; and Requiem for Romance
, which cannot be embedded here, but is available on Vimeo here
.) I caught Hollow Land
when it screened at the Ottawa International Animation Festival earlier this year and quite enjoyed
its strange dystopian darkness, toilet plunger hats and all. New fashion trend for the Red Carpet?
Video after the jump:
It turns out that Gloria Victoria
and Subconscious Password
are also available for your viewing pleasure:
And my favourite in the race, Gloria Victoria:
Also in the race for Best Animated Short is Disney's Get a Horse
, which screens with Frozen.
The Oscar nominations will be announced Thursday, January 16, so check back to see how these films do!