Brisbane-made short film makes Oscars’ shortlist while You Won’t Be Alone is snubbed

The shortlist for the Academy Awards Best International Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short has been confirmed.

An Australian claymation short titled An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It has been shortlisted for Best Animated Short Film in the 2023 Academy Awards.

Ostrich was made by Griffith Film School’s Lachlan Pendragon, and follows a young office worker who uncovers the flaws in his stop-motion universe with the help of a mysterious talking ostrich.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports