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In This Award-Winning Short Film, Two Birds Race to Save Their Eggs When the World Goes ‘BOOM’ — Colossal

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January 22, 2024

Kate Mothes



It’s just another pleasant day on the island among a flock of feathered friends when the earth comes literally crashing down. In a desperate bid to save their four eggs, two sparring bird parents try to reconcile their differences while making a grand escape down the side of an erupting volcano, attempting various ways to keep their offspring out of harm’s way. The orbs are thrown up into a branch or held with both wings.

Students at the École des Nouvelles Images, “BOOM” has been shortlisted in the best animated short film category for an Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards. The piece was screened in numerous festivals, and has won thirty other awards over the past two-years. It also won a gold medal for the 2023 Student Academy Awards.

 

All images © École des Nouvelles Images

Two orange birds stand beneath a dead tree, on the limb of which is an egg.

A gif of an orange bird carrying two eggs in its wings and stopping another one from rolling down the hill with its foot.

A still from the short animated film "BOOM" showing dozens of large, orange birds.

#birds
#humor
#short film
#video
#volcanoes

 

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