ANIMATED NOMINEES

Blind Vaysha

Directors: Theodore Ushev
Synopsis: Young Vaysha was born with unusual sight: her left eye can see only the past and her right eye can see only the future, while the present is a blind spot. Called "Blind Vaysha" by the people of her village, the girl is tormented by the two realities that she cannot reconcile.
Country of Origin: Canada
TRT: 8
Language: English

Borrowed Time

Directors: Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
Synopsis: A sheriff of the Old West returns to the scene of a tragic accident from his past that shaped his life. As memories wash over him, he is engulfed by emotion and must find the strength to carry on with his lifelong quest for redemption.
Country of Origin: Canada
TRT: 8
Language: English

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Directors: Robert Valley and Cara Speller
Synopsis: Hard-living Techno Stypes has been Robert's best friend since childhood, and over the years, Robert has been amazed by Techno's ability to sabotage himself. When Techno is hospitalized in China and needs a liver transplant, Robert goes on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
TRT: 35
Language: English

Pearl

Directors: Patrick Osborne
Synopsis: An itinerant musician travels around the country with his young daughter in their old hatchback and juggles his passion for performing with providing his daughter with a stable life. The daughter grows up with a love of music and adventure, and is able to repay her father for nurturing her creativity.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 6
Language: English

Piper

Directors: Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer
Synopsis: Young Piper, a sandpiper hatchling, leaves her nest for the first time to hunt for food but is too scared of the crashing waves to reach the yummy morsels hidden in the sand. After meeting an unusual ally, Piper attempts to face her fears and increase her confidence.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 6
Language: English