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Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated

See the year’s most spectacular short films on the big screen for a limited time! Each feature-length program includes all five of its Academy Award nominees!

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2024: Animated – 1 hour and 30 minutes

This program is not suitable for children under 13. Topics include the Holocaust, inferred child sexual abuse, and violent battle scenes.

OUR UNIFORM – Yegane Moghaddam, 7 min., Iran (in Farsi)
An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories on the folds and fabrics of her old uniform.

LETTER TO A PIG – Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter, 17 min., France/Israel (in Hebrew)
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.

PACHYDERM– Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius, 11 min., USA (in English)
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 – Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess, 13 min., USA (in English)
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 – 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 Highly Commended Films:
WILD SUMMONS – Karni Arieli and Saul Freed, 14 min., UK (in English, narrated by Marianne Faithfull)

I’M HIP – John Musker, 4 min., USA