Australia / Portugal / U.K / France / Canada / U.S., 2022, 90 min, DCP, Dir. Various, Not Rated*, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures

2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Animation)

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For the 18th consecutive year, ShortsTV presents the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. Opening on Feb. 17th, 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 world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 12th.

This program has a 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.

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It – Lachlan Pendragon, Australia (12 min)
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.

Ice Merchants — João Gonzalez, Portugal / United Kingdom / France (15 min)
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.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse — Peter Baynton & Charlie Mackesy, United Kingdom (33 min)
The unlikely friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox, and a horse as they explore the meaning of kindness, courage and hope.

The Flying Sailor — Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby, Canada (8 min)
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 kilometers before landing uphill, naked and unharmed. The Flying Sailor is a contemplation of his journey.

My Year of Dicks * — Sara Gunnarsdóttir, U.S. (24 min)
An imaginative 15-year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90's.
* This short film is intended for adult audiences and is not suitable for children. There will be a short break at this time so that patrons, if they choose, can exit the auditorium.

Please note: seating is general admission.

Tickets to these screenings are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8.

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