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For the 18th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 17th. 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 12th.
ANIMATED SHORTS (97 min.)
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud, UK, 33m
“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 in search of the boy’s home. Based on the book of the same name.
The Flying Sailor – Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, Canada, 8m
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. This short includes a brief moment of full frontal male nudity.
Ice Merchants – João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano, Portugal/France/UK, 15m
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.
An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It – Lachlan Pendragon, Australia, 12m
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.
My Year of Dicks – Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon, USA, 26m
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. This adult-oriented title is the final film in the line-up and will play after a title card appears for 30 seconds, giving patrons who wish to leave time to exit the theater if they so choose.
- Genre Animated
- Director Various
- Released 2022
- Rated Various
- Studio Various