Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar Nominated Short Films. 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, Feb. 9.

Estimated runtime: 85 min. Not rated but would probably be PG-13.

Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry, USA, 7 min.
HAIR LOVE is a heartfelt animated short film that centers around the relationship between an African-American father, his daughter Zuri, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across – doing his daughter’s hair for the first time.

Dcera (Daughter) – Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic, 15 min.
In a hospital room, the Daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her father. A moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace has stretched into many years all the way to this hospital room, until the moment when a window pane breaks under the impact of a little bird.

Mémorable – Bruno Collet, France, 12 min.
Recently, Louis, a painter, is experiencing strange events. his world seems to be mutating. Slowly, furniture, objects and people lose their realism. They are destructuring, sometimes disintegrating…

Sister – Siqi Song, China/USA, 8 min.
A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in china in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?

Kitbull – Rosana Sullivan, USA, 9 min.
KITBULL reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time.


Henrietta Bulkowski – USA, 16 min. (featuring the voices of Chris Cooper and Ann Dowd)

The Bird and the Whale – Ireland, 6 min.

Hors Piste – France, 5 min.

Maestro – France, 2 min.

While there is no objectionable content for children, many of the films in this year’s Animated program tackle mature themes, including the death of a parent, Alzheimer’s, and China’s one-child policy. The program is not recommended for children under 12.