Individual Screening Tickets ($13/$15), Oscars Shorts Weekend Pass ($40)
Tickets available online or at the door.
For the first time, Calgary Film invites Calgarians to enjoy this year’s Oscar-nominated short films the weekend of February 15-17, 2019.
On Saturday, Feb 16 6:30 PM catch the nominated Animation shorts at The Globe Cinema ahead of the 91st Oscars and join audiences around the country and the world in enjoying this year’s selection and predict your winner! All shorts rated 14A.
The Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts are:
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR - CANADA /ALISON SNOWDEN and DAVID FINE
Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals.
In “ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR”, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.
BAO - USA / DOMEE SHI
In Disney•Pixar’s “BAO,” 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. This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.
LATE AFTERNOON - IRELAND / LOUISE BAGNALL
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.
ONE SMALL STEP - USA & CHINA / ANDREW CHESWORTH and BOBBY PONTILLAS
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.
WEEKENDS - USA / TREVOR JIMENEZ
“WEEKENDS” is 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.
Plus these additional "high contender" animated shorts that nearly made the list of nominations...
A pirate discovers a treasure chest and brings it aboard his ship. Upon opening the chest, he discovers there is more to the chest than meets the eye.
TWEET-TWEET - RUSSIA / Zhanna Bekmambetova
Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited, we forget we walk on a rope.