Oscar Shorts 2024: Animation

Regular $15/ $11 Matinee
Member $11/ $6 Matinee

Genre

---

Release Year

---

Runtime

80 min

Rating

PG-13

Accessibility

Limited Mobility Access

Now Playing!

For the 19th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 16th. 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 10th.

PLEASE NOTE, THE ANIMATION OSCAR SHORTS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13 (VERGING ON AN R RATING).


OUR UNIFORM
Director: Yegane Moghaddam

7 min., Iran 

An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories on the wrinkles and fabrics of her old uniform.

In Farsi with English subtitles.


LETTER TO A PIG
Directors: Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter

17 min., France/Israel

A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and sinks into a twisted dream where she confronts questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.

In Hebrew with English subtitles.


PACHYDERME

Directors: Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius
11 min., USA 

As every summer, Louise is entrusted to her grand-parents for a few days of vacation in the country. The green grass of the garden, the swimming in the lake, the fishing with Grandpa, everything seems as sweet as Grandma’s strawberry pies. Yet this year, the snow will fall in summer and a monster will die.


NINETY-FIVE SENSES
Directors: Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess

13 min., USA

An ode to the body’s five senses delivered by a man with little time left to enjoy them.



WAR IS OVER! INSPIRED BY THE MUSIC OF JOHN & YOKO
Directors: Dave Mullins and Brad Booker

11 min., USA

Set in an alternate WWI reality where a senseless war rages on, two soldiers on opposite sides of the conflict play a joyful game of chess. A heroic carrier pigeon delivers the soldiers’ chess moves over the battlefield as the fighting escalates.


ADDITIONAL FILMS INCLUDED IN THIS SCREENING:

I’M HIP
Director: John Musker
4 min., USA

WILD SUMMONS
Directors: Karni Arieli and Saul Freed
14 min., UK

Featured Films in this Series:

coming soon

Frida

March 7 - 14

An intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo.

coming soon

Persepolis (2007)

March 30 & April 2

PERSEPOLIS is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

 

coming soon

Mississippi Masala (1991)

March 23 & 26

Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina finds herself helping to run a motel in the faraway land of Mississippi.

 

coming soon

Eve’s Bayou (1997)

March 16 & 19

A young girl with a philandering father and a psychic aunt comes of age in a Louisiana bayou.

 

coming soon

A League of Their Own (1992)

March 9 & 12

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amid their own growing rivalry.

 

NOt a montclair film member?

Join over 1,500 happy members who get early access to events and screenings throughout the year.