2023 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation
The annual popular program provides both the delight of discovery and renewed wonder at the ways in which short-form cinema can explore the world through fresh points of view and unbridled curiosity.
Rating equivalent of PG-13/R. Four of the films are suitable for kids 10 and up, but the final film, MY YEAR OF DICKS, is for adult audiences only.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Director: Peter Baynton & Charlie Mackesy
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is a story of kindness, courage, and hope in traditional hand-drawn animation, following the unlikely friendship of the title characters as they journey in search of the boy’s home. Based on the book of the same name.
UK/34 MINS/2022. Trailer!
The Flying Sailor
Director; Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby
In 1917, two ships collided in the Halifax Harbour, causing the largest accidental explosion in history. Among the tragic stories of the disaster is the remarkable account of a sailor who, blown skyward from the docks, flew a distance of two kilometres before landing uphill, naked and unharmed. The Flying Sailor is a contemplation of his journey. Content warning: Includes some full-frontal nudity of the titular sailor.
CANADA/7 MINS/2022. Trailer!
Director: João Gonzalez
Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.
PORTUGAL, UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE/14 MINS/2022 Trailer!
An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It
Director: Lachlan Pendragon
When a young telemarketer is confronted by a mysterious talking ostrich, he learns that the universe is stop motion animation. He must put aside his dwindling toaster sales and focus on convincing his colleagues of his terrifying discovery.
AUSTRALIA/11 MINS/2022 Trailer!
My Year of Dicks
Director: Sara Gunnarsdóttir. Writer: Pamela Ribon
An imaginative fifteen year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s. Created by Pamela Ribon from her critically-acclaimed memoir.
USA/25 MINS/2022. Trailer!