2024 Oscar®-Nominated Short Films: Animation

Poster collage of images with golden tone with text 2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films
still from the animated short WAR IS OVER! INSPIRED BY THE MUSIC OF JOHN & YOKO

For the 19th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar®-Nominated Short Films, opening on Friday, February 16. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners and experience exciting new short-form storytelling by filmmakers from around the world. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

ANIMATED SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 90 min.)

Oscar Nominated Shorts:

still from the animated short film OUR UNIFORM

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

still from the short animation LETTER TO A PIG

Letter to a Pigdirected by Tal Kantor, 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.

still from the animated short film PACHYDERME

Pachydermedirected by Stéphanie Clément, 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.

still from the animated short NINETY-FIVE SENSES

Ninety-Five Senses directed by 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 & Yokodirected by Dave Mullins, 11 min., USA (pictured above)
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.

Also screening:

  • I’m Hip – John Musker, 4 min., USA
  • Wild Summons – Karni Arieli and Saul Freed, 14 min., UK (in English, narrated by Marianne Faithfull)

Cornell Cinema screenings will take place as follows:

  • Live Action - Friday, February 16 at 6pm
  • Animated - Saturday, February 17 at 6pm
  • Live Action - Thursday, February 22 at 9:15pm
  • Documentary - Friday, February 23 at 7pm

The 96th annual Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 10, 2024.