2022 Oscar Nominated Short Films
Best Animated Short Film
Program length: 97 minutes. Due to themes of sexuality and violence in the program, we recommend this program for adults only.
Affairs of the Art
Directed by Joanna Quinn and Les Mills
A family’s eccentric, yet endearing, obsessions with everything from drawings, screw thread, and pet taxidermy are uncovered. 2021, U.K., DCP, 16 minutes.
Directed by Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz
Ingrid is working in the Chilean Intelligence Directorate (DINA) in 1975. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears, and her frustrations reveal a grim fracture in her mind and in an entire country. 2021, Chile, DCP, no dialogue, 15 minutes.
Directed by Anton Dyakov
One day, a delicate ballerina named Olya meets the rough, surly boxer Evgeny. The contrast between their world and their philosophies is so sharp that even the possibility of these two characters crossing paths seems incredible. 2021, Russia, DCP, no dialogue, 15 minutes. This film will be included if the rights can be negotiated. An update will be provided at the time of the screening.
Directed by Dan Ojari and Mikey Please
In this stop-motion short film, a bird raised by mice begins to question where she belongs and sets off on a daring journey of self-discovery. 2021, U.K., DCP, 32 minutes.
The Windshield Wiper
Directed by Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez
Inside a café, while smoking an entire pack of cigarettes, a man poses the ambitious question, “What is Love?” A collection of vignettes and situations will lead the man to the desired conclusion. 2021, Spain/U.S., DCP, in English and Romanian with English subtitles, 14 minutes.