Academy Award® Nominated Short Films - Animation Program

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  • Adam and Dog

    Minkyu Lee
    8 minutes

    This hand-drawn animation explores the relationship of man and canine.


  • Fresh Guacamole

    2 minutes

    In this follow-up to his stop-motion hit Western Spaghetti, director PES transforms familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole.



  • Head over Heels

    Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
    10 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 tried to reignite their old romance. But it brings their equilibrium crashing down, and the couple that can't agree which way is up must find a way to put their marriage back together.


  • Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare

    David Silverman
    5 minutes

    Maggie Simpson attends the Ayn Rand Daycare Center, where she finds a caterpillar and faces off against her nemesis. 



  • Paperman

    John Kahrs
    7 minutes

    An urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.