2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

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2018 | 75 minutes

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d. Alison Snowden, David Fine | Canada | 14 min

Five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist


d. Domee Shi | USA | 8 min

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.


d. Louise Bagnall | Ireland | 10 min

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.


d. Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas | USA | 8 min

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.


d. Trevor Jimenez | USA | 16 min

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.


d. Wenli Zhang, Nan Li | USA | 6 min

The story is about a pirate Derek and his sidekick monkey after years sailing, finally found a treasure box, and this box is a magic box can make your wishes come true.


d. Zhanna Bekmambetova | Russia | 11 min

Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly!


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For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. We will be screening the Animated and Live Action shorts packages. 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.

  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 75 minutes
  • Rating: PG