2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation at Real Art Ways

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2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation

Every year Real Art Ways brings the Oscar Nominated Short Films to our Cinema. We’re the only place you can go in central Connecticut to experience some of the most celebrated short films in the world.

All three categories are offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary (Programs A & B). This is your annual chance to see all of these nominees before the Academy Awards on Sunday March 4.

Animated Shorts:

Dear Basketball (The Winner!)
Director: Glen Keane, USA, 5 minutes
On the eve of his retirement from basketball, NBA legend Kobe Bryant describes his love for the game, which began when he was a young child. From his youthful dreams of glory to his 20-year career, Bryant describes how he and basketball have given each other all they have.

Negative Space
Directors: Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, 5 minutes
Even though Sam’s father is hardly ever home because he is often away on business trips, he is able to connect with his son by teaching him how to pack a suitcase.

Directors: Dave Mullins and Dana Murray, USA, 7 minutes
Lou, the guardian of the lost and found box at an elementary school, tries to teach young bully J.J. that giving to the other kids will make him feel better than stealing from them.

Revolting Rhymes
Directors: Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, UK, 29 minutes
The Wolf from the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood” reveals the true and twisted story of his adventures and those of other characters in his world, including Snow White, Cinderella and Jack, the climber of beanstalks. The film is based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake.

Garden Party
Directors: Victor Claire and Gabriel Grapperon, France, 7 minutes
A luxurious villa and its grounds have become home to amorous, hungry and accident-prone frogs and toads. While they enjoy the bounties on offer, including caviar and macaroons, the amphibians uncover the whereabouts of the villa’s owner.

Film synopses by deadline.com

Lost Property Office (additional film)

Weeds (additional film)

Achoo (additional film)