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2021 Oscar® Nominated Short Films: Animated Shorts

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Each Oscar nominated short is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation or Documentary. It includes excellent work from around the world including South Korea, Palestine, Iceland, Norway, USA and Israel. 


Directed by Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat

2020, USA, 6 min

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 neighbours her imperfections, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble.


Genius Loci

Directed by Adrien Merigeau and Amaury Ovise

2020, France, 16 min, with English subtitles

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


Directed by Michael Govier and Will McCormack

2020, USA, 13 min

Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.



Directed by Erick Oh

2020, South Korea / USA, 9 min, with English subtitles

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and former Pixar animator Erick Oh, Opera is an animation project that can be defined as a contemporary animated edition of the Renaissance fresco mural paintings.



Directed by GÍsli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson

2020, Iceland, 9 min, with English subtitles

One morning an eclectic mix of people face the everyday battle, such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.




The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26 min)


Kapaemahu (USA, 7 min)


To Gerard (USA, 8 min)

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