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Oscar Shorts 2019: Animation

The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation
February 9 -March 9

Suggested rating: PG
Suitable for children around 9 and up. Please note that there is some scary imagery in WEEKENDS that might not be great for much younger kids.

3/06 | 8:00 PM
3/07 | 5:30 PM
3/08 | 12:30 PM
3/09 | 5:30 PM

UICA Members: $5
Public: $10

*Pre-sale tickets are not available for films screening more than one date. Movie tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services desk beginning at 12 noon on the date of each screening.

Movie times are subject to change. Please verify showtimes the day of your visit. 

UICA is proud to present the 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films presented by Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. This exclusive release features the year’s most anticipated short films across Live Action, Animation, and Documentary categories. See the films that critics are raving about and predict the winners before the 91st Academy Awards ceremony happening Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 in Hollywood, CA.

Animal Behavior
Synopsis: Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals.

Director: Alison Snowden | David Fine
Runtime: 14 minutes
Origin: Canada

Synopsis: 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.

Director: Domee Shi
Runtime: 8 minutes
Origin: USA

Late Afternoon
Synopsis: 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.

Director: Louise Bagnall
Runtime: 10 minutes
Origin: Ireland

One Small Step
Synopsis: 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.

Director: Andrew Chesworth | Bobby Pontillas
Runtime: 8 minutes
Origin: USA | China

Synopsis: 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.

Director: Trevor Jimenez
Runtime: 15 minutes
Origin: USA

Total Runtime: 75 min


Download the Oscar® Shorts Voting Guide here.

Earlier Event: February 8
The Found Footage Festival
Later Event: February 10
Chiaroscuro Presents: The Cakemaker