Oscar Animated Shorts (2019)

2019 Festival

Sun, Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm - GPLT

Presented by Q99 and the Prairie Mall, this 75-minute package includes the 5 films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film and 2 highly commended films. One of the nominated films is Canadian (ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR) and two others are set in Toronto (WEEKENDS and BAO) where the Writer/Directors grew up.


(1) Animated Oscar Winner (value $154): The first person whose ballot is drawn that correctly predicts the Oscar winner on Feb 24 will win 4 ticket vouchers (value $48) to the Reel Shorts Film Festival May 6-13, 2 Cineplex Events tickets (value $56), and a $50 Prairie Mall gift card.

(2) Grand Prize Winner (value $274): The first person whose ballots are drawn that correctly predict the Animated Oscar Winner AND the Live Action Oscar Winner on Feb 24 will win 2 Reel Shorts Fest Passes (value $118), 2 Cineplex Events tickets (value $56), and $100 in Prairie Mall gift cards.

Films in this package


With a sparrow as her guide, a toddler makes her first steps along a tightrope. As she grows up, her feet float above the tightrope when she’s happy. In times of darkness, she falters and almost falls, but Sparrow stays with her as the tightrope she walks seems to go on forever … Won Best…

A pirate and his lovable monkey discover a treasure chest that will grant any wish … but only if the monkey makes the wish. How can the pirate get the monkey to wish for gold instead of bananas? Won Best Animation Film at the 2017 Breckenridge Festival of Film among other awards.

Animal Behaviour

Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In this 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. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2019…



A 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. The ups and downs of the parent-child relationship are experienced through…

Late Afternoon

An elderly woman drifts through her memories, reliving moments in her life. She exists between two states, the past and the present, but struggles to connect them. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2019 for Best Animated Short.

One Small Step

A young girl dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, she is inspired to reach for the stars with the support of her humble father. Won Best Short Film at the 2018 Hamptons International Film Festival among other awards.


This story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents has surreal dream-like moments mixed with the domestic realities of a broken-up family. Trevor Jimenez, a story artist at Pixar who grew up in Canada, wrote and directed this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto. It was produced through Pixar’s…