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

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

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. Whether tossed up into a tree or clutched with both wings, getting the awkward orbs to safety proves quite the feat.

Directed by 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 has screened at numerous festivals and won thirty additional awards during the past two years, including a gold medal at the 2023 Student Academy Awards.

A gif of two large, orange birds with numerous other birds in the background.

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

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