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Theatrical poster
Directed by Julien Bocabeille
François-Xavier Chanioux
Olivier Delabarre
Thierry Marchand
Quentin Marmier
Emud Mokhberi
Produced by Marie-France Zumofen
Music by Kenny Wood
Distributed by Talantis Films
Release date
June 2007
Running time
2 minutes 26 seconds
Country France
Language French

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 Viennese village.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Winner/Nominee Result
Academy Awards[1] Short Film (Animated) Emud Mokhberi & Thierry Marchand Nominated
Anima Mundi [2] Best Character Animation Gobelins, l'école de l'image, France Won
AniWOW! [2] Best Character Animation Gobelins, l'école de l'image, France Won
Annecy International Animated Film Festival [3] Canal+Family Award (Student Film) Julien Bocabeille Won
Festival International du Film de l'Etudiant (Casablanca International Student Film Festival) [4] Best Animated Film Julien Bocabeille Won
Hiroshima International Animation Festival [5] Special International Jury Prize Gobelins, l'école de l'image, France Won
SIGGRAPH [6] 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 [7] Children's Jury Award - Special Distinction Julien Bocabeille Won


  1. ^ "Nominees - 81st Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.oktapodi.com/festivals.html
  3. ^ "Annecy 2008 Film Festival Winners". Annecy. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Casablanca International Student Film Festival". Hollywood Film Festival. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Hiroshima2008 Winners". 
  6. ^ "SIGGRAPH 2008 Winners". 
  7. ^ "Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films". Zagreb Animafest. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 

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