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For the 18th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 17th. With two categories offered – Animated and Live Action – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 12th.


Featured Shorts


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

The unlikely friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox, and a horse as they explore the meaning of kindness, courage and hope.

Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud, UK, 33 min.


The Flying Sailor

In 1917, two ships collided in the Halifax Harbour, causing the largest accidental explosion in history. Among the tragic stories of the disaster is the remarkable account of a sailor who, blown skyward from the docks, flew a distance of two kilometres before landing uphill, naked and unharmed. The Flying Sailor is a contemplation of his journey.

Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, Canada, 8 min.


Ice Merchants

Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.

João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano, Portugal/France/UK, 15 min.


An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It

When a young telemarketer is confronted by a mysterious talking ostrich, he learns that the universe is stop motion animation. He must put aside his dwindling toaster sales and focus on convincing his colleagues of his terrifying discovery.

Lachlan Pendragon, Australia, 12 min.


My Year of Dicks

An imaginative 15-year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s.

Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon, USA, 26 min.


**DISCLAIMER: This year’s animated program features one adult-oriented title (MY YEAR OF DICKS). A title card will appear on screen before this film, which is the final film in the line-up. The title card will stay on screen for 30 seconds to allow patrons to leave the theater if they choose.




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