Co Hoedeman / 0:13:15 / Canada / Animation / 1977
This short animated film features the sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand. These lively creatures build a castle and celebrate the completion of their new home, only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest. Cleverly constructed with nuance, the film leaves interpretation open to the viewer. The film took home an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film.
Co Hoedeman was born on August 1, 1940 in Netherlands. He is a director and writer, known for Le jardin d'Écos (1997), Continental Drift (1968) and The Blue Marble (2014). Won an Oscar for the Best Short Film, Animated The Sand Castle (1978).