|Directed by||Julien Bocabeille
|Produced by||Marie-France Zumofen|
|Music by||Kenny Wood|
|Distributed by||Talantis Films|
|Release dates||June 2007|
|Running time||2 minutes 26 seconds|
Oktapodi is a 2007 French computer-animated short film that originated as a Graduate Student Project from Gobelins L'Ecole de L'Image. The film is about a pair of love struck octopuses who through a series of comical events are separated and find each other. Oktapodi was directed by Julien Bocabeille, François-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier, and Emud Mokhberi. Music was composed by Kenny Wood.
Oktapodi was well received, winning a number of awards, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Film (Animated) for the 81st Academy Awards. It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows.
Two octopuses fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village.
Awards and nominations
|Academy Awards||Short Film (Animated)||Emud Mokhberi & Thierry Marchand||Nominated|
|Anima Mundi ||Best Character Animation||Gobelins, l'école de l'image, France||Won|
|AniWOW! ||Best Character Animation||Gobelins, l'école de l'image, France||Won|
|Annecy International Animated Film Festival ||Canal+Family Award (Student Film)||Julien Bocabeille||Won|
|Festival International du Film de l'Etudiant (Casablanca International Student Film Festival) ||Best Animated Film||Julien Bocabeille||Won|
|Hiroshima International Animation Festival ||Special International Jury Prize||Gobelins, l'école de l'image, France||Won|
|SIGGRAPH ||Best of Show||Gobelins, l'école de l'image, France||Won|
|Audience Prize||Gobelins, l'école de l'image, France||Won|
|Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films ||Children's Jury Award - Special Distinction||Julien Bocabeille||Won|
- "Nominees - 81st Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
- "Annecy 2008 Film Festival Winners". Annecy. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
- "Casablanca International Student Film Festival". Hollywood Film Festival. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
- "Hiroshima2008 Winners".
- "SIGGRAPH 2008 Winners".
- "Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films". Zagreb Animafest. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
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