Part of 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films.
For the 14th consecutive year, the Belcourt again presents this very popular program. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action, Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.
RATING GUIDELINE FOR ANIMATION SHORTS PROGRAM: PG
(For children approximately 8-9 years or older. Themes in these shorts include Alzheimer’s disease, divorce, and the death of a parent.)
Catch the awards ceremony on screen right here at the Belcourt at our annual fundraiser, A Red Carpet Evening, Feb 24.
Dirs. Alison Snowden and David Fine | Canada | 14 min.
Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In 'Animal Behaviour', five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.
Dir. Domee Shi | USA | 8 min.
An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.
Dir. Louise Bagnall | Ireland | 10 min.
Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.
ONE SMALL STEP
Dirs. Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas | USA/China | 8 min.
Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.
Dir. Trevor Jimenez | USA | 15 min.
Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.
PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:
WISHING BOX (6 min.)
TWEET TWEET (11 min.)
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