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2023 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

Opens on February 17

Run Time: 97 min. Release Year: 2023

a/perture is pleased to present the 14th year of the Oscar Nominated Shorts in the Piedmont Triad!

For the 18th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 17th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 12th.

ANIMATED SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 97 min.)
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud, UK, 33 min.
The Flying Sailor – Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, Canada, 8 min.
Ice Merchants – João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano, Portugal/France/UK, 15 min.
An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It – Lachlan Pendragon, Australia, 12 min.
My Year of Dicks – Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon, USA, 26 min.

NOTE: The Animated program features one adult-oriented title (MY YEAR OF DICKS) and it will be the final film in the line-up.  Another animated short, THE FLYING SAILOR, includes some full-frontal nudity of the titular sailor but is otherwise unoffensive.

Please visit our accessibility page for more information. Beyond the description, trailer and quoted reviews on our website, other sources of information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media and IMDb. We encourage you to research our films at your own informational interest level via the internet.


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