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Oscar Shorts 2018: Animation

The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation
February 9 - April 4

Suggested rating: PG
Parental Guidance Suggested – some material may not be suitable for children.

03/01 | 5:30 PM
03/02 | 3:00 PM
03/03 | 5:30 PM
03/09 | 5:30 PM
03/10 | 12:30 PM
03/11  | 5:30 PM
03/14 | 5:30 PM
3/23 | 8:00 PM
3/24 | 8:00 PM
3/25 | 3:00 PM
3/28 | 8:00 PM
3/29 | 8:00 PM
4/04 | 5:30 PM

UICA Members: $4
Public: $8

*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 2018 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 90th Academy Awards ceremony happening Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, CA.

Dear Basketball
Synopsis: Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams on an animated short film that explores what it means to achieve your dream, and then leave it behind. The animated film is an adaptation of Bryant’s NBA retirement announcement after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Narrated by Bryant, the film’s hand-drawn animation and emotional score will touch fans of all ages with its universal message about love and loss.

Director: Glen Keane
Runtime: 5 minutes
Origin: USA

Synopsis: When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.

Director: Dave Mullins
Runtime: 7 minutes
Origin: USA

Negative Space
Synopsis: Based on a 150-word poem by Ron Koertge, ‘NEGATIVE SPACE’ is a short animated film that depicts a father-and-son relationship through the art of packing a suitcase.

Director: Max Porter | Ru Kuwahata
Runtime: 6 minutes
Origin: France

Revolting Times
Synopsis: Revolting Times interweaves Dahl’s retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings.

Director: Jakob Schuh |  Jan Lachauer
Runtime: 29 minutes
Origin: UK

Garden Party
Synopsis: In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

Director: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon and Lucas Navarro
Runtime: 7 minutes
Origin: France
**NOTE: This film may not be suitable for young viewers. Parental discretion is advised. 

Garden Party animated short still
Earlier Event: February 7
Open Projector Night
Later Event: February 9
Oscar Shorts 2018: Documentary A