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2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

Year 2021
Runtime 99 mins
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  • Availability: April 2 - 24
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For the 16th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2nd. 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, and catch The Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25th.

Shorts included in this package:

BURROW – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.)
In Disney and Pixar’s new short film, a young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue what she’s doing. Rather than reveal to her neighbours her imperfections, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble.

GENIUS LOCI – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (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 – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.)
Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.

OPERA – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.)
OPERA is a massive 8K size animation installation project which portrays our society and history, which is filled with beauty and absurdity.

YES PEOPLE – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (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 from the AMPAS shortlist:

KAPAEMAHU (USA, 8 min.)
A beautiful tale of four mysterious stones, where they came from, the people who looked up to them, and the magic they hold.

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE (UK/Germany, 26 min.)
The amazing journey of a tiny snail who longs to see the world and hitches a ride on the tail of a friendly humpback whale.

TO GERARD (USA, 7 min.)
In this Dreamworks Studios short, an elderly man loves practicing magic but never has an audience, until a little girl sees him perform at a post office.


Rating: PG13

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Other Oscar Short packages:

2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY

2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

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