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2023 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation

2023 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Animation, opens Friday, February 17, 2023. Individual trailers can be viewed on https://shorts.tv/.

Four of the films are suitable for kids 10 and up, but the final film, My Year of Dicks, is for adult audiences only.

An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It – Australia, directed by Lachlan Pendragon, 12 min.

A mysterious talking ostrich helps an office worker in need uncover the flaws in his stop motion universe.

The Flying Sailor – Canada, directed by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, 8 min.

When a nearby ship explodes, a sailor embarks on an unexpected existential journey. An exploration of the fragility of life through a sailor’s near-death experience inspired by the real-life catastrophic Halifax explosion of 1917.

Ice Merchants – Portugal/France/UK, directed by João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano, 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.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – UK, directed by Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud, 33 min.

Four unusual friends, a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse, share truths about life as they search for a home. However, the boy learns that home is not always a fixed place.

My Year of Dicks – United States, directed by Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribbon, 26 min.

My Year of Dicks is intended for adult audiences only and is not suitable for children. There will be a short break before the start of the film so that patrons, if they choose, can exit the auditorium. 

Pam tries very hard to lose her virginity and always searches for “the one”. She’s not alone, her best friends are with her.