Animated Oscar Shorts 2022
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 94th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 27, 2022! 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 2022 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, February 9) 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!
Robin Robin (Dir. by Dan Ojari and Mikey Please, UK, 32 mins.). In this delightful stop-motion short film from Aardman Animations, a bird raised by mice begins to question where she belongs and sets off on a daring journey of self-discovery.
Boxballet (Dir. by Anton Dyakov, Russia, 15 mins.). One day, a delicate ballerina named Olya meets the rough, surly boxer Evgeny. The contrast between their worlds and their philosophies is so sharp that even the possibility of these two characters crossing paths seems incredible.
Affairs of the Art (Dir. by Joanna Quinn and Les Mills, UK/Canada, 16 mins.). Affairs of the Art continues the series of beloved, hilarious and award-wining animated UK shorts starring Beryl, a 59-year-old factory worker who’s obsesses with drawing and determined to become a hyper-futurist artiste. The film showcases one family’s eccentric yet endearing obsessions with everything from drawing to screw threads to pet taxidermy.
The Windshield Wiper (Dir. by Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez, USA/Spain, 14 mins.). Inside a café while smoking a whole pack of cigarettes, a man pose an ambitious question: “What is Love?” A collection of vignettes and situations will lead the man to the desired conclusion.
Bestia (Dir. by Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz, Chile, 15 mins.). Inspired by real events, Bestia enters the life of a secret police agent I the military dictatorship in Chile. The relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and her frustrations, reveal a macabre fracture in her mind and a country.
Total program running time: 97 mins. Not Rated / R rated equivalent for violence, nudity, and adult themes. This program in its entirety is NOT suitable for children.