Oscar Nominated Shorts 2023: Animation!
Cornell Cinema proudly presents this year’s Oscar-nominated Short Films!
Join us to celebrate the art of short-form storytelling and enjoy some of the best Animated, Live Action and Documentary short films from across the globe. The 95th Annual Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 12th.
The 2023 Animated Shorts Program
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
directed by Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud (UK, 33 min.)
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (pictured at top) is a story of kindness, courage, and hope in traditional hand-drawn animation, following the unlikely friendship of the title characters as as they journey together, in the boy’s search for home. Based on the book of the same name.
The Flying Sailor
directed by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby (Canada, 8 min.)
In 1917, two ships collided in the Halifax Harbour, causing the largest accidental explosion in history. Among the tragic stories of the disaster is the remarkable account of a sailor who, blown skyward from the docks, flew a distance of two kilometres before landing uphill, naked and unharmed. The Flying Sailor is a contemplation of his journey.
directed by João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano (Portugal/France/UK, 15 min.)
Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.
An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It
directed by Lachlan Pendragon (Australia, 12 min.)
When a young telemarketer is confronted by a mysterious talking ostrich, he learns that the universe is stop motion animation. He must put aside his dwindling toaster sales and focus on convincing his colleagues of his terrifying discovery.
My Year of Dicks
directed by Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon (USA, 26 min.)
note: The following Oscar-nominated short film is intended for adult audiences and is not suitable for children. There will be a short break before this film so that patrons, if they choose, can exit the auditorium.
An imaginative fifteen year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s. Created by Pamela Ribon from her critically-acclaimed memoir.
More details are available at: shorts.tv/theoscarshorts
The Oscar-nominated Shorts are offered in three categories and screenings will take place as follows:
Saturday, February 18 at 7pm
Sunday, March 5 at 5:30pm
Sunday, February 19 at 4:30pm
Friday, March 10 at 7pm
Thursday, February 23 at 9:30pm
Saturday, March 4 at 5pm
Part of our Recent Releases series