Oscar Shorts 2013: Animated Films

Don’t miss your chance to see the Academy Award nominated short films for 2013! The nominations for Live Action, Animated and Documentary short films will be screened in four separate feature-length programs: Animated, Live Action, Documentary Program #1 & Documentary Program #2! See all four programs and receive a Free Film Pass to UICA!

Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare
David Silverman | USA | English | 5 minutes
Maggie Simpson spends a day at the Ayn Rand Daycare Center where she is diagnosed at an average intelligence level. Longing to be grouped with the gifted children, Maggie finds her destiny by rescuing a lonely cocoon from Baby Gerald, who is busy smooshing butterflies.

Adam and Dog
Minkyu Lee | USA | no dialogue | 16 minutes
The story about the dog of Eden. What happened in those first days of Creation that made Man and Dog so inseparable? The dog, as he lives through this curious world, encounters a strange creature; a human being named Adam – and with that discovers a new found connection to the world.

Fresh Guacamole
PES | USA | English | 2 minutes
Learn how to transform familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole!

Head Over Heels
Timothy Reckart & Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly | United Kingdom | English | 11 minutes
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. They live separate, parallel lives in the same house, never talking, barely even looking at each other. When Walter discovers a long-lost memento of their wedding day, he tries to reignite their old romance.

John Kahrs | USA | English | 7 minutes
The story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.

In addition to this year’s Oscar-nominated films, the following short animations will also be screened as part of this presentation:

  • Abiogenesis
  • Dripped
  • The Gruffalo’s Child


Date: January 31 2013—February 28 2013
Cost: Members $4 | Non-members $8


2/25 Monday – Closed
2/26 Tuesday – 7:15 PM
2/27 Wednesday – 7:00 PM
2/28 Thursday – 7:15 PM
Final Showing!

Run Time: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

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