2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated

2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated


General Admission: $10 | Loft Members: $8

Passes Not Accepted

PLEASE NOTE: Four of the films in this program are suitable for children ages 10 & up. The final film, My Year of Dicks, is for adult audiences only. There will be a short break and a content warning will appear on screen prior to this film, so that patrons can exit the theatre, if they choose.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this year’s best short films the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen – before the 95th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 12, 2023!  Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft Cinema!

Once again, The Loft Cinema is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action Short Films, Animated Short Films and Documentary Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The 2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. At the screenings, pick up an “Oscar Shorts Prediction” ballot in the lobby, check off your favorite film, and all those who correctly guess the winner (the winning films will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 12) will be entered into a drawing for free movie passes to The Loft! Pass winners will be notified the week following the Oscar telecast. Don’t miss your golden opportunity to experience all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films, exclusively at The Loft Cinema!



An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It 
A young office worker uncovers the flaws in his stop-motion universe with the help of a mysterious talking ostrich. (Dir. by Lachlan Pendragon, Australia, 12 mins.)

The Flying Sailor 
Inspired by true events, this is a mediation on a sailor’s unexpected voyage. (Dir.by Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby, Canada, 8 mins.)

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 where they sell the ice they produce daily. (Dir. by João Gonzalez & Bruno Caetano, Portugal/France/UK, 15 mins.)

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse 
Follows a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse as they create an unexpected friendship and travel together in the boy’s search for home. (Dir. by Charlie Mackesy & Matthew Freud, UK, 33 mins.)

My Year of Dicks
Pam tries very hard to lose her virginity and always searches for “the one.” She’s not alone, her best friends are with her. (Dir. by Sara Gunnarsdóttir & Pamela Ribon, USA, 26 mins.) PLEASE NOTE: THIS FILM IS FOR ADULT AUDIENCES ONLY.

TOTAL PROGRAM RUNNING TIME: 95 mins., / PG-13 & R rating equivalent. Four of the films are suitable for children 10 and up, but the final film, My Year of Dicks, is for adult audiences only.

2 HR 0 MIN | NR

Released 2023
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