Oscar Animated Shorts (2017)

2017 Festival

Sat, Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm - GPLT

This 87-minute package includes the 5 films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 2017 as well as 3 additional award-winning films. The first 4 films in the package are Oscar-nominated and they are followed by 3 award-winning films. These 7 films would receive a G or PG rating, but the rating of 14A (Substance Abuse) for the package results from the last film, the Oscar-nominated PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES. There is a short break in the program so that parents, who may not want their children to see the last film, may leave before it plays. There are no subtitles for any of the films since they are in English or have no dialogue.

Borrowed Time

A weathered sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on. Nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for Best Animated Short. Website Trailer


A girl and her dad crisscross the country in their beloved hatchback as he follows his dream, but is an itinerant lifestyle with a car as their home the right choice for raising his daughter? Nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for Best Animated Short. Trailer


A sandpiper hatchling ventures from her nest for the first time as her mother tries to teach her how to find food buried beneath the sand, but little Piper must also learn about the waves that roll up onto the shore. Nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for Best Animated Short. Trailer

Blind Vaysha

Vaysha was born with a strange affliction. Her green left eye can only see the past and her brown right eye can only see the future. Blind to what’s actually in front of her, her split vision prevents her from living in the present, tormenting her with what has been and what will be, neither…

The Head Vanishes

An elderly woman isn’t quite in her right mind anymore, but she’s determined to take the train to the seaside as she has done every summer. Only this year, it appears that someone is following her. Won Best Animation Award at the 2016 New York City Shorts Festival among many other awards. Trailer

Once Upon a Line

A man leads a humdrum existence until he falls in love with a red-haired woman who breaks his established routine, but can such a radical change last? Won the 2016 Student Academy Award for Best Animated Short. Trailer

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

A brutally honest documentary about Robert’s turbulent relationship with a self-destructive, yet charismatic friend from childhood, who cries out for help from a military hospital in China and sets Rob on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver. Nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for Best Animated Short. Website Trailer