THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure to attend a special showing of several short films that were part of the 2018 Rochester International Children's Film Festival. The presentation was part of the 2018 High Falls Women's Film Festival in Rochester and exhibited 12 different short films in a roughly one hour program.
The best part was bringing my elementary school aged kids with me to enjoy the magic of films from around the world. They are very familiar with the Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, and Sony Animation studios and the big budget animated films those studios produce year after year. What they don't have as much knowledge of is small, mostly independent films that don't get as much attention.
These films were intended for kids as young as pre-school so a few of them were a little "young" for my kids, but they loved them all the same. The films on exhibit were:
As you'll see, most of these films are from different countries but none of the children in the audience had any trouble understanding a single one. Most of the films were non-verbal and allowed the facial expressions and the action to tell the story rather than using words. In fact, the three films from the US were the only ones that really featured dialog/songs.
I have included links above to most of the films that are available on YouTube though a few of them are just trailers. Please enjoy these films and pass them along to friends you know with kids who might enjoy them.
Let me know which one was your favorite in the comments below.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?