2020 Animated Oscar Shorts
The themes tackled in this year’s Animated program can get quite heavy, including the death of a parent, Alzheimer’s, China’s one child policy, and more. Recommended rating PG-13. Not recommended for young children.
Oscar-nomianted animated short films:
HAIR LOVE – Matthew A. Cherry, USA, 7 min.
HAIR LOVE is a heartfelt animated short film that centers around the relationship between an African-American father, his daughter Zuri, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across - doing his daughter’s hair for the first time.
DAUGHTER – Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic, 15 min.
In a hospital room, the Daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her Father. A moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace has stretched into many years all the way to this hospital room, until the moment when a window pane breaks under the impact of a little bird.
MÉMORABLE – Bruno Collet, France, 12 min.
Recently, Louis, a painter, is experiencing strange events. His world seems to be mutating. Slowly, furniture, objects and people lose their realism. They are destructuring, sometimes disintegrating…
SISTER – Siqi Song, China/USA, 8 min.
A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in china in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?
KITBULL – Rosana Sullivan, USA, 9 min.
KITBULL, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson, reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time.
Plus a selection of bonus shorts:
HENRIETTA BULKOWSKI – USA, 16 min.
THE BIRD AND THE WHALE – Ireland, 6 min.
HORS PISTE – France, 5 min.
MAESTRO – France, 2 min.