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2024 Oscar® Shorts

Feb 16 – Feb 29, 2024 Animated | Live Action | Documentary

Your Academy Awards bracket isn’t complete until you’ve seen the Oscar Shorts, a wide-ranging survey of cinematic excellence from around the globe. Experience them for yourself (and vote for your favorites) in advance of the big night on March 10!

Oscar® Shorts: 2024 Animated Program

LETTER TO A PIG

FRANCE, ISRAEL/17 MINS/2022

Dir. Tal Kantor

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.

NINETY-FIVE SENSES

USA/13 MINS/2023

Dir. Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess

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

OUR UNIFORM

IRAN/7 MINS/2023

Dir. Yegane Moghaddam

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

PACHYDERME

FRANCE/11 MINS/2021

Dir. Stéphanie Clément

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.

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko

USA/11 MINS/2023

Dir. Dave Mullins

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.

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Oscar® Shorts: 2024 Live Action Program

INVINCIBLE

CANADA/30 MINS/2022

Dir. Vincent René-Lortie

Inspired by a true story, Invincible recounts the last 48 hours in the life of Marc-Antoine Bernier, a 14-year-old boy on a desperate quest for freedom.

KNIGHT OF FORTUNE

DENMARK/25 MINS/2023

Dir. Lasse Lyskjær Noer

The loss of a loved one, the grief, the risk of yellow skin, and a coffin, that is too much for Karl to face.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE

USA/23 MINS/2023

Dir. Nazrin Choudhury

Rachel (Brittany Snow) is a single parent living paycheck to paycheck. When an unexpected pregnancy threatens to unravel her already precarious position, she's forced to cross state lines in search of an abortion.

THE AFTER

UNITED KINGDOM/18 MINS/2023

Dir. Misan Harriman

In this intense short film, a grieving rideshare driver picks up a passenger who helps him confront the past.

THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR

UNITED KINGDOM, USA/37 MINS/2023

Dir. Wes Anderson

Chronicles a variety of stories, but the main one follows Henry Sugar, who is able to see through objects and predict the future with the help of a book he stole.

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Oscar® Shorts: 2024 Documentary Program

ISLAND IN BETWEEN

TAIWAN, USA/20 MINS/2023

Dir. S. Leo Chiang

From Taiwan's frontline amid rising tensions with China, filmmaker S. Leo Chiang weaves lyrical glimpses of local life with his own struggle negotiating ambivalent bonds with Taiwan, China, and the U.S. Island in Between explores the uneasy peace in Taiwan and contemplates its uncertain future.

NĂI NAI & WÀI PÓ

USA/16 MINS/2023

Dir. Sean Wang

Nǎi Nai is my grandma. Wài Pó is also my grandma. Together, they are a grandma super team that dances, stretches, and farts their sorrows away.

THE ABCs OF BOOKS BANNING

USA/27 MINS/2023

Dir. Sheila Nevins

Over 2000 books have been removed from school districts in the U.S. The ABCs of Book Banning follows the human toll the future will pay for depriving children of their right to read and learn about a complex world. Interviews with children and authors shed light on this ongoing dangerous precedent.

THE BARBER OF LITTLE ROCK

USA/35 MINS/2023

Dir. John Hoffman, Christine Turner

The Barber of Little Rock
explores America's widening racial wealth gap through the story of Arlo Washington, a local barber whose visionary approach to a just economy can be found in the mission of People Trust, the nonprofit community bank he founded.

THE LAST REPAIR SHOP

USA/39 MINS/2023

Dir. Kris Bowers, Ben Proudfoot

Tells the story of four unassuming heroes who ensure no student is deprived of the joy of music. It is also a reminder of how music can be the best medicine, stress reliever, and even an escape from poverty.

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