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Part of 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films.
For the 16th consecutive year, the Belcourt presents 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, and catch the ceremony with us online via A Virtual Red Carpet Evening on Sun, Apr 25.
This year’s Animated program features all five nominated short films, plus a selection of additional animated short films from the shortlist of eligible films to round out a full 94-minute program. Details below.
The films nominated for best animated short films:
Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6min)
A young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue what she’s doing. Rather than reveal to her neighbors her imperfections, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble.
Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16min)
One night, Reine, a young loner, sees among the urban chaos a moving oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.
If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12min)
An elegy on grief, as parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting.
Opera – Erick Oh (USA, 9min)
Opera is a massive 8K size animation installation project which portrays our society and history, which is filled with beauty and absurdity.
Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8min)
One morning, an eclectic mix of people face the everyday battle — such as work, school and dishwashing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.
Plus these additional animated shorts from the shortlist:
The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26min)
Kapaemahu (USA, 7min)
To Gerard (USA, 8min)
Rating Guideline: PG-13. In IF ANYTHING HAPPENS, parents mourn their child, killed in a school shooting. GENIUS LOCI contains some language, smoking, and very brief nudity. The program overall, while excellent, deals with some tough issues, and a few of the films are not suitable for children under 12.