THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2023 - ANIMATION
This year’s short films nominated for the most precious film statue, the Golden Oscar have already been announced, and like every year before, the iShorts festival will be treating you to these movies on a big screen. In the category of “Animated Movies” you’ll be greeted with a conversation between a talking ostrich and a telemarketing agent, while in the “Live Action” category, you’ll experience a one-of-a-kind train ride through snowy blizzards in Norway. So even if you could say that this year has been “My Year of Dicks” so far, the screenings dedicated to Animated and Live Action movies alike might bring you some new long needed perspective.
THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE (UK) - WINNER
Directors: Peter Baynton, Charlie Mackesy | Producers: Cara Speller, Matthew Freud, Hannah Minghella and J.J. Abrams |
Star: Jude Coward Nicoll, Tom Hollander, Idris Elba |
Year: 2022 | Length: 35 min | Animation |
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is a story of kindness, courage, and hope in traditional hand-drawn animation, following the unlikely friendship of the title characters as as they journey together, in the boy’s search for home.. Based on the book of the same name.
THE FLYING SAILOR (CANADA)
Directors: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby | Producer: David Christensen |
Year: 2022 | Length: 7 min | Animation |
In 1917, two ships collided in the Halifax Harbour, causing the largest accidental explosion in history. Among the tragic stories of the disaster is the remarkable account of a sailor who, blown skyward from the docks, flew a distance of two kilometres before landing uphill, naked and unharmed. The Flying Sailor is a contemplation of his journey.
ICE MERCHANTS (PORTUGAL, FRANCE, UK)
Director: João Gonzalez | Producer: Bruno Caetano |
Year: 2022 | Length: 14 min | Animation |
Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.
MY YEAR OF DICKS (USA)
Directors: Sara Gunnarsdóttir | Producer: Jeanette Jeanenne |
Star: Brie Tilton, Jackson Kelly, Klarissa Hernandez |
Year: 2022 | Length: 25 min | Animation |
An imaginative fifteen year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s. Created by Pamela Ribon from her critically-acclaimed memoir.
AN OSTRICH TOLD ME THE WORLD IS FAKE AND I THINK I BELIEVE IT (AUSTRALIA)
Director: Lachlan Pendragon | Producer: Griffith Film School |
Star: Lachlan Pendragon, John Cavanagh, Michael Richard |
Year: 2022| Length: 11 min | Animation |
When a young telemarketer is confronted by a mysterious talking ostrich, he learns that the universe is stop motion animation. He must put aside his dwindling toaster sales and focus on convincing his colleagues of his terrifying discovery.
Total length of the screening 94 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.