Film series: Shorts! Animation & Oscar Shorts

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image from the 21st Animation Show of Shows [The Fox and the Bird]

image from The 21st Animation Show of Shows [The Fox and the Bird]

Ideally suited to streaming in the age of COVID, when our attention spans may be challenged, the short film format offers small servings, that if not to your liking, will soon enough be replaced by another dish!  But we have no doubt you’ll find plenty to your taste in the most recent edition (21st) of the always popular Annual Animation Show of Shows! A curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, this program features ten films from seven countries, offering an array of highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and moving works that reflect the filmmakers' unique perspectives and their relationship to the world. (Please note: this program was scheduled to be shown at Cornell Cinema in March 2020, but had to be canceled due to the pandemic shutdown.)

We’ll be opening all three Oscar Shorts programs (Documentary, Animation, and Live Action) on Friday, April 2. These will be paid-admission programs, but 50% of proceeds will come back to Cornell Cinema to help cover the costs of our free programming this year. Individual programs will be $12, with a special 3-program bundle for $30. No reservations needed for these titles; rental links will be available on the individual film pages. Screenings will be available through Thursday, Apr 29. The Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 25.

Related films

image from the film The 21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

The 21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

image from the film Oscar Shorts: Animation

Oscar Shorts: Animation

image from the film Oscar Shorts: Documentary

Oscar Shorts: Documentary

image from the film Oscar Shorts: Live Action

Oscar Shorts: Live Action

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