As maligned as the Oscars are for the supposed politics of the voting process, their notorious neglect of some of the greatest films of all time and the shady campaigning of certain films, the awards remain a valuable tool for discovering some lesser-known work. For instance, many people still are completely unaware that the Academy gives out statues for short films. Since American multi-plexes have largely abandoned the practice of coupling shorts with features most people never experience some of the best filmmaking in the world. In case you missed any of the great shorts up for Oscars this year you can read about them here. In the mean time, here is this year’s Oscar-winning animated short, “Logorama” directed by the French animation collective h5, consisting of François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain.
Logorama – [Kid Warning: contains adult language]