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Oscar-Nominated Short Films: ANIMATED

Children under 17 will not be admitted to this program.

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For the 17th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the OscarNominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 25th.  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)! The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 27th. Running times listed below are estimated total running times for each category.


PLEASE NOTE: This year’s Animated Shorts program is NOT KID-FRIENDLY. No children will be admitted under any circumstances. Audience members must be age 17+.  Films starred below feature nudity, sexual situations, and address animal cruelty in our society, which includes forms of extreme violence. Two title cards that appear for 30 seconds before two of the Animated Shorts in question (Bestia and Windshield Wiper) will allow you time to exit the theatre if you prefer not to engage with this content. The films are thought provoking, responsive to the world in which we live, and feature a variety of animation styles, but come with an R-equivalent rating. 


97 min.  R-Equivalent rating for sex, nudity, adult themes, disturbing imagery, extreme violence and animal cruelty. No children under 17 will be admitted.

Robin Robin – Dan Ojari and Mikey Please, UK, 32 min.

Boxballet – Anton Dyakov, Russia, 15 min.

*Affairs of the Art – Joanna Quinn and Les Mills, UK/Canada, 16 min.

*Bestia – Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Diaz, Chile, 15 min.

The Windshield Wiper – Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez, USA/Spain, 14 min.


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  • Genre Animated
  • Director Various
  • Released 2022
  • Runtime 97
  • Rated R
  • Studio Various
  • CountryVarious

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