Oscar Shorts 2023: Animated

2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films

2023 | 97 min.

February 17 - March 22, 2023

For the 18th 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, March 12.

  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 97 min.


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

UK, 35 min., Directors: Peter Baynton, Charlie Mackesy
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is a story of kindness, courage, and hope in traditional hand-drawn animation, following the unlikely friendship of the title characters as they journey together, in the boy’s search for home. Based on the book of the same name.

The Flying Sailor

Canada, 7 min., Directors: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby
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 kilometres before landing uphill, naked and unharmed. The Flying Sailor is a contemplation of his journey

Ice Merchants

Ice Merchants

Portugal, France, UK, 14 min., Director: João Gonzalez
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.

My Year Of Dicks

My Year Of Dicks

USA, 25 min., Director: Sara Gunnarsdóttir
An imaginative fifteen year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s. Created by Pamela Ribon from her critically-acclaimed memoir.

An Ostrich Told Me

An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It

Australia, 11 min., Director: Lachlan Pendragon
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.