Oscars 2022: ‘Bestia’ reveals Monster within in examination of Chilean military dictatorship

In “Bestia,” a short film co-written by Martín Erazo and director Hugo Covarrubias, the sinister violence of the Chilean military dictatorship is depicted using puppets made of porcelain and felt. The stop motion short is nominated for an Academy Award in Best Animated Short Film and co-produced by alumni of the UCLA Extension Entertainment program.  – Daily, Bruin, March 22, 2022.

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Shorts Films span three categories—live-action, animation, and documentary.

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