Friday, 29 January 2016

See the Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts at BFI on 5 February

The British Film Institute on London's South Bank is hosting a special screening of the animated short films which have been nominated for an Oscar this year.  

You can see the films on just one night: Friday 5 February 2016 at 7pm. 

The evening is a chance to see some of the best work in our industry, mostly by independent film-makers, and - who knows? - you might even meet some of the creators in person!
Richard Williams' Prologue

What's this about?
To mark the 88th Academy Awards, BFI host screenings of films in the running from several categories, including Best Animated Short.

Remember that these animated shorts can be hard to find, since they generally don't get a wide release, so special screenings like this are often the only way to see them. You won't find them at YouTube.

What does it cost?
All tickets £11.75, concs £9.20 (BFI Members pay £1.70 less) on sale to BFI Patrons and Champions from Mon 18 Jan 11:30, BFI Members from Mon 18 Jan 12:30 and to the public from Tue 19 Jan 11:30.

Where can you buy tickets?
At the official BFI site here.

What films are being screened?
Bear Story, Prologue, Sanjay's Super Team, We Can't Live Without Cosmos, and World of Tomorrow.

Who's gonna be there?
Our guess is that at least some of the film-makers will show up. Being in the Oscar race is not a small honour, and some of the nominees may well be there to root for their films.

Who will win the Oscar?
Who knows? It's a strong year, and all the nominees are worthy candidates. But we're rooting for Richard Williams' short film Prologue. Twenty years in the making, and a hand-drawn masterpiece.


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