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2024 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

February 16 @ 4:30 pm - March 9 @ 9:00 pm

For the 19th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 16th. With all three categories offered – AnimatedLive 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 10th.

ANIMATED SHORTS (Running Time: 80 minutes)

Not for children under 13, verging on R. This isn’t a family-friendly program – topics include the Holocaust, inferred child sexual abuse, and violent battle scenes.

Our Uniform – Yegane Moghaddam, 7 min., Iran (in Farsi)
Letter to a Pig – Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter, 17 min., France/Israel (in Hebrew)
Pachyderm– Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius, 11 min., USA (in English)
Ninety-Five Senses – Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess, 13 min., USA (in English)
War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko – Dave Mullins and Brad Booker, 11 min., USA

ADDITIONAL FILMS INCLUDED:
Wild Summon – Karni Arieli and Saul Freed, 14 min., UK (in English, narrated by Marianne Faithfull)
I’m Hip – John Musker, 4 min., USA

 

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Running Time: 140 minutes)

Rated R. Topics include murder, abortion, sexual abuse, and suicide. About on par with Live Action programs from previous years.

The After – Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham, 18 min., UK (in English)
Red, White and Blue – Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane, 23 min., USA (in English)
Knight of Fortune – Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk, 25 min., Denmark (in Swedish/Danish)
Invincible – Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron, 29 min., Canada (in French)
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar – Wes Anderson and Steven Rales, 40 min., US/UK (in English)

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (to be offered as one program of 141 minutes)

Rated PG/PG-13. Topics include aging, friendship, economic inequality, Taiwanese independence, and book bans. Probably the most uplifting of the three programs this year!

Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó– Sean Wang and Sam Davis, 17 min., USA (in Mandarin)
The Barber of Little Rock – John Hoffman and Christine Turner, 35 min., USA (in English)
Island In Between – S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien, 20 min., Taiwan (in English/Mandarin)
The ABC’s of Book Banning – Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic, 27 min., USA (in English)
The Last Repair Shop – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers, 39 min., USA (in English)

 

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