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Lost & Found wins an Australian Academy Award & was shortlisted for an Oscar

Lost & Found is directed by Andrew Goldsmith & Bradley Slabe. It is produced by Wabi Sabi Studios, Screen Australia, Pixel & Dead on sound & the black lodge & Stanley & Morph

Lost & Found is a stop motion short film that tugs at the heartstrings.

Synopsis: A clumsy crochet dinosaur must unravel itself to save the love of its life.

After a successful film festival run Directors, Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe and Producer Lucy Hayes‘ beautiful animated short film Lost & Found recently took home the Best Short Animation Award at the AACTA’s and has just been shortlisted for a 2019 Academy Award. Lost & Found shares an adorable yet tragic love story between a knitted dinosaur and a fox.

A bumbling knitted dinosaur must completely unravel itself to save the love of its life.

Andrew Goldsmith has created award winning films and television content, most recently a short for Sesame Street. With ten years experience in animation/VFX and directing shorts and music videos, he has developed a stylistically striking voice that has been honoured by the likes of SXSW and Rolling Stone Magazine.

Lost & Found: Trailer from Goldy on Vimeo.

Bradley Slabe is a Gold AWGIE winning screenwriter and director. Bradley honed his craft working in story development for features such as Maya the Bee Movie and is now a writer of children’s film and television for the international screen, most recently the critically acclaimed Kitty is not a Cat.

Lucy Hayes’ films have played at high profile festivals around the world, her television credits include the animated series Supa Phresh for Nickelodeon and the Screen Australia funded web series Movement. In 2016, she was awarded a coveted Creative Talent Suite Placement at Lin Pictures in Hollywood. Lucy worked across the development of Disney’s live action Aladdin, production of the LEGO films and Stephen King’s IT. Lucy is currently developing Main Street, a television series based on the best selling novels by Ann M. Martin. 

After premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival, Lost & Found went on to win the Yoram Gross Animation Award at Sydney Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Animated Short at Austin Film Festival and is nominated for the prestigious Annie Awards in early 2019.


Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale 68)
15 – 25 Feb, 2018 – Berlin, Germany

Sydney Film Festival
6 – 17 Jun, 2018 – Sydney, Australia
••• WINNER: Yoram Gross Animation Award •••

Melbourne International Film Festival
2 – 19 Aug, 2018 – Melbourne, Australia

Sarajevo Film Festival10 – 17 Aug, 2018 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

CinéfestOZ Western Australia Film Festival
22 – 26 Aug, 2018 – Western Australia

AACTA Shorts Fest
23 Aug, 2018 – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth, Australia
••• WINNER: Best Animated Short •••

Encounters Film Festival
25 – 30 Sept, 2018 – Bristol, UK

Brisbane International Film Festival
3 Oct – 13 Oct, 2018 – Brisbane, Australia

Adelaide Film Festival
10 Oct – 21 Oct, 2018 – Adelaide, Australia

Cinekid Film Festival20 Oct – 26 Oct, 2018 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Austin Film Festival
25 Oct – 1 Nov, 2018 – Austin TX, USA
••• WINNER: Audience Award for Best Animated Short ••• 

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
1 Nov – 9 Nov, 2018 – Chicago IL, USA

Mar del Plata International Film Festival
8 Nov – 18 Nov, 2018 – Mar del Plata, Argentina

Short Of The Week9 Dec, 2018 – Worldwide / Online

Vimeo Staff Pick17 Dec, 2018 – Worldwide / Online

Tearful Cinema Festival22 Dec, 2018 – Ashiya, Japan

Flickerfest12 Jan – 21 Jan, 2019 – Sydney, Australia

Black Movie International Film Festival18 Jan – 27 Jan, 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland

Play: Festival Internacional de Cinema Infantil & Juvenil de Lisboa16 Feb – 24 Feb, 2019 – Lisbon, Portugal

New York Children’s Film Festival22 Feb – 17 Mar, 2019 – New York City NY, USA

Tumble Weeds Film Festival1 Mar – 3 Mar, 2019 – Salt Lake City UT, USA

Roanne International Animated Short Film Festival18 Mar – 24 Mar, 2019 – Roanne, France

GLAS Animation Festival21 Mar – 24 Mar, 2019 – Berkeley CA, USA

Cleveland International Film Festival27 Mar – 7 Apr, 2019 – Cleveland OH, USA

Sonoma International Film Festival27 Mar – 31 Mar, 2019 – Sonoma, CA, USA

Matsumoto Children’s Film Festival30 Mar, 2019 – Matsumoto, Japan

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