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Bob's Birthday

Alison Snowden & David Fine
1993 | 12 min
This film took home an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film. When Margaret plans a celebration for her husband Bob, she underestimates the sudden impact of middle age on his mood. A witty, offbeat animated portrait of a frustrated dentist wrestling with the fundamental issues of life proves that birthdays (and surprise parties) can be very tricky indeed.

Awards and distinctions

  • Director's Citation Award
    Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Jersey City
    1997
  • Diploma of Honour
    International Short Film Festival, Sukagawa
    1996
  • First Prize - Category: Animation Short Film
    South Beach Film Festival, North Miami
    1996
  • Best Short Film Award
    Northern Ireland International Film Festival / Cinemagic, Belfast
    1995
  • Award of Excellence
    Sinking Creek Film Video Competition, Nashville
    1995
  • Second Place - Category: Animation
    Central Florida Film & Video Festival, Orlando
    1995
  • Honorable Mention
    IMAGE Film and Video Festival, Atlanta
    1995
  • Short Film Award
    International Animated Film Festival, Annecy
    1995
  • Award for Best Animation
    Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto
    1995
  • Special Jury Award - Division Film and Video - Category: Animation
    Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival, San Francisco
    1995
  • Award - Category: 10 to 40 minutes Films Category C
    Int’l Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA, Espinho
    1994
  • Prix Animé - prize given by the general public for the Best Animation Film of the Festival
    Festival du cinéma int’l en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda
    1994
  • Silver Hugo - Category: Short Subject Film
    International Film Festival, Chicago
    1994
  • Gordon Bruce Award for Humour - with a cash prize of 500$
    International Animation Festival, Ottawa
    1994
  • Second Prize - with a cash prize of 1,000DM
    Short Film Weekend, Augsburg
    1994
  • Finalist Award
    The New York Festivals / Festival Competition, New York
  • Alberta - Quebec Award 1995 - Innovative cinema less than 60 minutes - with a cash prize of 2,500$
    Quebec-Alberta Prizes (télévision - cinéma), Banff
  • Jury Award
    Gravity Free Film Festival, Jamestown
  • Bronze Apple Award - Category: Arts
    National Educational Media Network Competition, Oakland
  • Oscar - Category: Short Film Awards - Animation
    Annual Academy Awards / OSCARS, Hollywood