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THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2019 - ANIMATION

Prešov

Wednesday 27. 2. 2019 | 18 : 00 | WAVE, Hlavná 121, Prešov (map)

The Awards Season is upon us and iShorts are once again bringing you the opportunity to view all the animated and live-action shorts, competing for the Academy Award, on the big screen. Come see Hollywood’s cream of the crop and pick your own winners. THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2019 - ANIMATION

BAO (USA)

Director: Domee Shi | Producer: Becky Neiman-Cobb |
Year: 2018 | Length: 8 min | Animation |

In Disney Pixar’s Bao, 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. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.

LATE AFTERNOON (Ireland)

Director: Louise Bagnall | Producer: Nuria González Blanco |
Star: Louise Bagnall, Fionnula Flanagan, Aislin Konings Ferrari |
Year: 2017 | Length: 10 min | Animation |

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.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR (Canada)

Directors: David Fine and Alison Snowden | Producer: Michael Fukushima |
Star: Ryan Beil, Taz Van Rassel, Leah Juel |
Year: 2018 | Length: 14 min | Animation |

Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.

WEEKENDS (USA)

Director: Trevor Jimenez | Producer: Jeremy Slome |
Year: 2017 | Length: 15 min | Animation |

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.

ONE SMALL STEP (USA/China)

Directors: Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas | Producer: Shaofu Zhang |
Year: 2018 | Length: 8 min | Animation |

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. In the big city, Luna lives with her loving father Chu, who supports her with a humble shoe repair business he runs out of his garage. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.

additional shorts

WISHING BOX (USA)

Directors: Wenli Zhang and Nan Li | Producers: Lizzie Zhang, Nan Li, Lindsay Elgin |
Year: 2017 | Length: 6 min | Animation |

A greedy pirate attempts to force his food-obsessed monkey to wish for gold to come out of the magical box.

TWEET-TWEET (Russia)

Director: Zhanna Bekmambetova | Producers: Timur Bekmambetov, Alexander Gorokhov, Zhanna Bekmambetova |
Star: Irina Grishina, Kirill Komarov, Tatyana Kosmacheva |
Year: 2018 | Length: 11 min | Animation |

Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly!

Total length of the screening 72 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.

 

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