2021 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
Run Time: 99 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2021
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Each year, the Film Center is thrilled to present the Academy Award-nominated shorts program featuring the year’s most spectacular short films.
From 96 total qualifying films, these five received nominations in the Animated Short Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards.
Animated Short Film Program
Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat
A young rabbit tries to build the burrow of her dreams, becoming embarrassed each time she accidentally digs into a neighbor’s home.
Runtime: 6 min
Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise
One night, Reine, a young loner, sees the urban chaos as a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.
Runtime: 16 min
The history, structures and rhythms of human history are seen through a glorious, massive pyramid.
Country: South Korea, USA
Runtime: 9 min
If Anything Happens I Love You
Will McCormack and Michael Govier
In the aftermath of tragedy, two grieving parents journey through an emotional void as they mourn the loss of a child.
Runtime: 12 min
Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson
One morning an eclectic mix of people faces the everyday battle – such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.
Runtime: 8 min
Selections from the Shortlist
Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Long ago, four extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts to Hawaii and imbued their powers in four giant boulders. The stones still stand on Waikiki Beach, but their true story has been hidden – until now.
Runtime: 8 min
The Snail and the Whale
Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon, Suzanne Lang
A tiny snail goes on an amazing journey by hitching a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale.
Country: United Kingdom, Germany
Runtime: 26 min
A sprightly elderly man brightens the day of a little girl through magic.
Runtime: 7 min
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