Part of 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films.
Note regarding the Animated program’s suggested PG-13 rating: The themes in this year’s Animated program include the death of a parent, Alzheimer’s, and China’s one child policy, among others. While the overall program’s suggested PG-13 rating, the seriousness of the shorts’ subjects are more likely to be appreciated by older teenagers and adult audiences.
For the 15th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and 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 the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. Catch the awards ceremony on screen right here at the Belcourt at our annual fundraiser, A Red Carpet Evening, Feb 9.
Dir. Daria Kashcheeva | Czechia | 15 min.
In a hospital room, the Daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her Father. a moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace has stretched into many years all the way to this hospital room, until the moment when a window pane breaks under the impact of a little bird.
Dir. Matthew A. Cherry| USA | 7 min.
It's up to Daddy to give his daughter, Zuri, an extra-special hairstyle in this story of self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters.
Dir. Rosana Sullivan | USA | 9 min.
KITBULL, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson, reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pitbull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time.
Dir. Bruno Collet | France | 12 min.
The world appears to be changing for Louis, a painter, and his wife Michelle. In fact, recently all sorts of strange things have been happening to them.
Dir. Siqi Song | USA | 8 min.
A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?
PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:
Henrietta Bulkowski – USA, 16 min.
The Bird and the Whale – Ireland, 6 min.
Hors Piste – France, 5 min.
Maestro – France, 2 min.
The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.
Beyond the synopses, trailers and review links on our website, other sources of information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and DoesTheDogDie.com as well as through general internet searches.
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