Oscar Nominated Short Films - Animated (rated PG)

2:00 pm- 4:00 pm - Animated Short Films in the Community Room, Lower Level

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films*  

7:00 pm- 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films*

Come back on Saturday, February 23 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm for the Animated Short Films

*Not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission.

No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.




ANIMATED SHORTS (75 minutes)

Rated PG (Themes include Alzheimer’s disease, divorce and the death of a parent.)

Suitable for children around 8/9 years old and up.

Please note that there is some scary imagery in WEEKENDS that might not be great for much younger kids.


Bao –  USA, 8 minutes


Synopsis: 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, 10 minutes

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.

Animal Behaviour – Canada, 14 minutes

Synopsis: 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.

Weekends – USA, 16 minutes

Synopsis: “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.

One Small Step – USA, 8 minutes

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.


Wishing Box – 6 minutes

Tweet Tweet – 11 minutes


Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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