For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD 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, Feb. 24th.
Director Alison Snowden and David Fine
Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In ‘Animal Behaviour’, five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.
Director Domee Shi
An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.
Director Louise Bagnall
Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.
One Small Step
USA & CHINA/8MINS/2018
Directors: ANDREW CHESWORTH and BOBBY PONTILLAS
Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket
launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. In the big city, Luna lives with her loving father Chu, who supports
her with a humble shoe repair business he runs out of his garage. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in
pursuit of her dreams.
Director: TREVOR JIMENEZ
“WEEKENDS” is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like
moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.
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Complete Schedule for Oscar Shorts:
Live Action Shorts
Saturday 2/9, 2:00 pm
Tuesday 2/19, 7:15 pm
Tuesday 2/12, 7:15 pm
Saturday 2/16, 2:00 pm
Wednesday 2/13, 7:15 pm
Saturday 2/23, 2:00 pm