Film 25 February 2013 Watch: Fresh Guacamole by PES The shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar. Print HTML It may not have scooped a prize at last night’s Academy Awards, but Fresh Guacamole has long been a winner in my heart. This chirpy stop-motion animation is a visual wrong-footer, transforming familiar objects into the delectable ingredients comprising a bowl of popular Mexican dip. American filmmaker and director PES collaborated with propmaker Craig Currie, animator Dillon Markey and producer Sarah Phelps for four months to create the film, which clocks in at just 100 seconds. PES told BBC correspondent Tom Brook last week: [Fresh Guacamole] is looking at cooking in a different way. The idea was to substitute inanimate objects, everyday things that have no food connotations, in for appetizing ingredients in a traditional recipe. Despite losing out to Disney's Paperboy (a revival of the studio's commitment to hand-drawn animation and the favorite to win), claiming the title of shortest-ever Oscar-nominated film is still a weighty acknowledgement for this bite-sized delight. › Lib Dem candidate: "we are going on about whether somebody put his hand on somebody's knee...this isn't a Jimmy Savile case" A still from "Fresh Guacamole" directed by PES. Charlotte Simmonds is a writer and blogger living in London. She was formerly an editorial assistant at the New Statesman. You can follow her on Twitter @thesmallgalleon. Subscribe More Related articles SRSLY #57: The Summer Movies Special Master of chaos: the genius of Gene Wilder (1933-2016) Pedro Almodóvar: "I do wake up and feel that the world is coming to an end"