The 2024 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films are a special release available to watch on the big screen at Alice for a limited time from 22 Feb 2024. The Academy Awards will be held at noon Mon 11 Mar 2024 (AEDT).
Each nominee is released as part of a feature-length compilation, films are listed below.
· Our Uniform – Yegane Moghaddam, 7 min., Iran (in Farsi)
An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories on the wrinkles and fabrics of her old uniform.
· Letter to a Pig – Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter, 17 min., France/Israel (in Hebrew)
A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and sinks into a twisted dream where she confronts questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.
· Pachyderm– Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius, 11 min., USA (in English)
As every summer, Louise is entrusted to her grand-parents for a few days of vacation in the country. The green grass of the garden, the swimming in the lake, the fishing with Grandpa, everything seems as sweet as Grandma’s strawberry pies. Yet this year, the snow will fall in summer and a monster will die.
· Ninety-Five Senses – Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess, 13 min., USA (in English)
An ode to the body’s five senses delivered by a man with little time left to enjoy them.
· War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko – Dave Mullins and Brad Booker, 11 min., USA
Set in an alternate WWI reality where a senseless war rages on, two soldiers on opposite sides of the conflict play a joyful game of chess. A heroic carrier pigeon delivers the soldiers’ chess moves over the battlefield as the fighting escalates.