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The Oscar season is just around the corner! So, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be screening some of the short films that have been nominated for cinema’s most prestigious award. We’ll be showing films from both the Animated Shorts category and the Live Action Shorts category on March 8th and March 9th, respectively. We’ll also have ballots available for attendees, so you can cast your vote for the films you think best deserve to take home the handsome golden statue.

It’s a great honor to offer our community the chance to see these amazing and creative films before the official Academy Awards broadcast taking place on March 10th, 2024!

 

FEATURED ANIMATED SHORTS

 

LETTER TO A PIG – Tal Kantor, Israel. 16 min. 2022

Synopsis: A Holocaust survivor reads a letter to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and sinks into a twisted dream where she confronts questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.

 

NINETY-FIVE SENSES – Jerusha Hess & Jared Hess, USA. 13 min. 2023

Synopsis: An ode to the body’s five senses delivered by a man with little time left to enjoy them.

 

OUR UNIFORM – Yegane Moghaddam, Iran. 7 min. 2023

Synopsis: An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories on the folds and fabrics of her old uniform.

 

PACHYDERME – Stéphanie Clement, France. 11 min. 2021

Synopsis: As every summer, Louise is entrusted to her grand-parents for a few days of vacation in the country. The green grass of the garden, the swimming in the lake, the fishing with Grandpa, everything seems a sweet as Grandma’s strawberry pies. Yet, this year, the snow will fall and a monster will die.

 

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the music of John & Yoko – Dave Mullins, USA. 11 min. 2023

Synopsis: Set in an alternate WWI reality where a senseless war rages on, two soldiers on opposite sides of the conflict play a game of chess. A heroic carrier pigeon delivers the soldiers’ chess moves over the battlefield as the fighting escalates. Neither soldier knows his opponent as the game and the war builds to its final climactic move. Whoever wins the game, one thing is for certain: there are no winners in war.

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