2019 Oscar® Nominated Shorts: ANIMATION

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For the last five years, The Bioscope has proudly partnered with Shorts.TV to bring the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to Johannesburg. Now a popular annual event to the calendar, make sure you book your ticket in advance for these exclusive screenings

This special release features the year's most spectacular short films across both the Live Action and Animation categories, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated films before and after the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 24th.



Dir: Domee Shi / USA / 8mins / 2018

An aging 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.

Late Afternoon

Dir: Louise Bagnall / Ireland / 10mins / 2017

Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.

Animal Behaviour

Dir: Alison Snowdon & David Fine / Canada / 14min / 2018

Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In 'Animal Behaviour', five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.


Dir: Trevor Jimenez / USA / 15mins / 2017

Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.

One Small Step

Dir: Andrew Chesworth & Bobby Pontillas / USA & China / 8mins / 2018

Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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