Oscar Shorts: Animation

2020, 80 minutes, PG-13

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Distributor: ShortsTV & Magnolia Pictures


This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen. Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation or Documentary.

The films go into theaters around the world shortly after nominations are announced and are not released anywhere else until a few days before the Oscars®.

Please note this film is rated PG-13. The nominees this year deal with very heavy topics—the death of a parent, Alzheimer’s, China’s one child policy, among others—that may not be suitable for children under 12.


DAUGHTER / Czech Republic /15 mins / 2019

Native Title: ‘DCERA’
Director: Daria Kashcheeva

Synopsis: 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.

HAIR LOVE / USA / 7 mins /2019

Directors: Matthew A. Cherry, Everett Downing Jr., and Bruce W. Smith

Synopsis: HAIR LOVE is a heartfelt animated short film that centers around the relationship between an african-american father, his daughter Zuri, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across – doing his daughter’s hair for the first time.

KITBULL / USA / 9 mins / 2019

Director: Rosana Sullivan

Synopsis: ‘KITBULL’ reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time.

MÉMORABLE / France / 12 Mins / 2019

Director: Bruno Collet

Synopsis: Recently, Louis, a painter, is experiencing strange events. his world seems to be mutating. Slowly, furniture, objects and people lose their realism. they are destructuring, sometimes disintegrating…

SISTER / China, USA / 8 mins / 2018

Native Title: ‘妹妹’
Director: Siqi Song

Synopsis: 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?