For the 16th 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 before the Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25th.
Animated Short Nominees:
BURROW (USA 6 min)
A young rabbit tries to build the burrow of her dreams, becoming embarrassed each time she accidentally digs into a neighbor’s home
GENIUS LOCI (France, 16 min)
One night, Reine, a young loner, sees among the urban chaos a moving oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.
IF ANYTHING HAPPENS, I LOVE YOU (USA, 12 min)
Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.
OPERA (USA, 9 min)
A massive 8K size animation installation project that portrays our society and history, which is filled with beauty and absurdity.
YES-PEOPLE (Iceland, 8 min)
One morning an eclectic mix of people face the everyday battle, such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.
Plus a Selection of Additional Animated Shorts:
KAPAEMAHU (USA, 8 min)
Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. The name of their leader was Kapaemahu. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. The stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden – until now.
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE (UK/Germany, 26 min)
A tiny snail goes on an amazing journey by hitching a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale. Based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
TO GERARD (USA, 7 min)
A sprightly elderly man brightens the day of a little girl through magic.