2024 Oscar Animated Shorts

80 mins.
Directed by various
NR
2024
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Mon, 2/26
Tue, 2/27
Wed, 2/28
Thu, 2/29

Suggested audience recommendation: Not for children under 13, verging on R. This is not a family-friendly program. Topics include the Holocaust, inferred child sexual abuse, and violent battle scenes.


A perennial favorite at Amherst Cinema, come experience the complete roster of short films nominated at the 96th Academy Awards.

In addition to these Animated Shorts, be sure to catch the Live Action Shorts (click here) and Documentary Shorts (click here).


OUR UNIFORM
dir. Yegane Moghaddam | Iran | 7 minutes | Farsi w/subs
An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories on the wrinkles and fabrics of her old uniform.

LETTER TO A PIG
dir. Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter | France/Israel | 17 minutes | Hebrew w/subs
A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and falls into a strange dream, where she is confronted with questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.

PACHYDERM
dir. Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius | USA | 14 minutes
Like every summer, Louise stays at her grandparents' in the countryside for a few days during the holidays. It will snow at the height of summer, and a monster is going to die.

NINETY-FIVE SENSES
dir. Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess | USA | 13 min
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
dir. Dave Mullins and Brad Booker | USA | 11 min
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.


In addition to the nominated shorts, the following two films are included in the program:

I'M HIP
dir. John Musker | USA | 4 min
A self-absorbed cat, in a jazzy song and dance, proudly and comically proclaims his "hipness" to the world. The world is less convinced than he is.

WILD SUMMON
Dir. Karni Arieli and Saul Freed | UK | 14 min
A natural history fantasy film, following the dramatic life cycle of the wild salmon in human form. Narrated by Marianne Faithfull.