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2024 Oscar®-Nominated Short Films: Animation

Directed by Various
59 minutes

Not for children under 13, verging on R. This isn’t a family-friendly program – topics include the Holocaust, inferred child sexual abuse, and violent battle scenes.

For the 19th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 10th.

ANIMATED SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 80 min.)

Letter to a Pig (FRANCE/ISRAEL, 17 MINS, 2022) - Dir. Tal Kantor

A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and sinks into a twisted dream where she confronts questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.

Ninety-Five Senses (USA, 13 MINS, 2023) - Dir. Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess

An ode to the body's five senses delivered by a man with little time left to enjoy them.

Our Uniform (IRAN, 7 MINS, 2023) - Dir. Yegane Moghaddam

An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories on the wrinkles and fabrics of her old uniform.

Pachyderme (FRANCE, 11 MINS, 2021) - Dir. Stéphanie Clément

As every summer, Louise is entrusted to her grand-parents for a few days of vacation in the country. The green grass of the garden, the swimming in the lake, the fishing with Grandpa, everything seems as sweet as Grandma’s strawberry pies. Yet this year, the snow will fall in summer and a monster will die.

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko (USA, 11 MINS, 2023) - Dir. Dave Mullins

Set in an alternate WWI reality where a senseless war rages on, two soldiers on opposite sides of the conflict play a joyful game of chess. A heroic carrier pigeon delivers the soldiers' chess moves over the battlefield as the fighting escalates.

I'm Hip (USA, 4 MINS, 2023) - Dir. John Musker

A self-absorbed cat, in a jazzy song and dance, proudly and comically proclaims his "hipness' to the world. The world is less convinced than he is.

Wild Summon (USA, 14 MINS, 2023) - Dir. Karni Arieli, Saul Freed

A natural history fantasy film, following the dramatic lifecycle of the wild salmon in human form, with narration by Marianne Faithfull.