Love these Oscar-nominated shorts

This year’s Academy Award nominees in the category of animated short films — including one produced by a CSU alum — will be screened for free on Feb. 13.

“The Dam Keeper,” an 18-minute short film produced by Duncan Ramsay (JTC ’07), has already won the Golden Gate Family Film Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Best of Fest and Best of Animation at the Portland Film Festival, and the Kids Audience Award at the New York International Children’s Film Festival, among others.

It will be shown with the four other nominees in the Behavioral Sciences Building Room 131 on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

The screening was arranged by journalism professors Pete Seel and Greg Luft, who will emcee the evening.

Duncan met the animators of “The Dam Keeper” while working at Pixar Animation Studios in California on popular films such as “Toy Story 3” and “Monsters University.” He now lives in London, but will be in the audience when the Academy hands out the statuettes in Los Angeles on Feb. 22.

Read more about Duncan and his film in the Coloradoan.