Oscar Shorts/Rob Walker

February 22-23

Local Director Rob Walker Shorts

Featured at the 2011 Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival, Rob Walker’s short animation touches on the personal but correlates to an everyday struggle that resonates with most audiences. A University of Northern Colorado Alumni, Walker’s animation style allows for an interesting type of depth with rough edges and raw emotion.  Many of Walker’s shorts provide an interesting view of the world, especially within today’s job market and economy. The UNC International Film Series is excited to announce that after viewing his shorts Walker will give a presentation regarding his animation style and filmmaking process.

2012 Academy Award Nominated Shorts

Five short diverse animated films compete for the 2012 Animated Short Academy Awards. Dimanche/Sunday by Patrick Doyon follows a child looking for anyone to illicit a change. The Fantastic Flying Book of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg,  tests imagination and scholarly knowledge while moving in and out of the fantastic. La Luna, by Enrico Casarosa, captures the essence of the night as a father, son, and grandfather go on a fishing trip. A Morning Stroll by Grant Orchard and Sue Goffee is a sketched psychedelic comedy about the life of a chicken. Wild Life by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby captures the demeanor of a dapper young man in the year 1909 who moves from England to Alberta to become a rancher.