THURSDAY, APRIL 22 / 11 AM – 7 PM

Films

Oscar Shorts: Animated

4/16/2021 - 4/18/2021 / 5:00pm - 11:59pm

This event is sold out. If you wish to view Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts tickets can be purchased through The Varsity Cinema.

Oscar Shorts Go Virtual
Watch this year’s Oscar-nominated short films from the comfort of your home! The Art Center is thrilled to announce that we are a virtual venue for the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, presented by Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. As in years past, Des Moines audiences will be able to see the nominees in all three categories, Documentary, Live-Action, and Animation, on the weekends leading up to the Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, April 25. 

Best Animated Short Film (Available for viewing Friday, April 16 at 5 pm through Sunday, April 18 at 11:59 pm)

  • “Burrow” / Directed by Madeline Sharafian / 6 minutues / A young rabbit tries to build the burrow of her dreams, becoming embarrassed each time she accidentally digs into a neighbor's home.
  • “Genius Loci” / Directed by Adrien Merigeau / 16 minutes / One night, Reine, a young loner, sees the urban chaos as a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.
  • “If Anything Happens I Love You” / Directed by Michael Govier and Will McCormack / 12 minutes / If Anything Happens I Love You is a beautifully illustrated animated short film that takes us on an extraordinary emotional journey of two parents struggling to overcome the hurt left by a tragic event that leaves their family changed forever. The film is a stunning tale that juxtaposes the excruciating pain one can feel as well as the resilience of the human spirit. If Anything Happens I Love You is a touching experience for anyone who has ever loved and lost.
  • “Opera” / Directed by Erik Oh / 9 minutes / Opera portrays human society and history filled with beauty and absurdity. Viewers will experience a range of emotions through this unique, intricate reflection of human life: it is hopeful, comical, and thoughtful, yet scary, disturbing, and sad. The piece proceeds like a living piece of art, designed as an invitation to question the mechanisms of our society and human behavior.
  • “Yes-People” / Directed by Gísli Darri Halldórsson / 8 minutes / One morning an eclectic mix of people face the everyday battle - such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.

Three additional animated shorts will be included:

  • "Snail and the Whale" / Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon / 26 minutes / A tiny snail goes on an amazing journey by hitching a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale. Based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
  • "Kapaemahu" / Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson / 8 minutes / Long ago, four extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts to Hawaii and imbued their powers in four giant boulders. The stones still stand on Waikiki Beach, but their true story has been hidden - until now.
  • "To Gerard" / Taylor Meacham / 8 minutes / A sprightly elderly man brightens the day of a little girl through magic.

How Virtual Cinema Works
Shorts HD has partnered with Eventive as the video sharing platform for these screenings. After you register for the screening(s) you’d like to view, you will receive a general confirmation from the Art Center. This will NOT contain the Eventive link/password for the screening. The Eventive link/password will be provided to the email you used to register the Friday morning before the screening opens.

Technical requirements: Internet access and smart device with screen and speakers (Smart TV, tablet, phone, etc.)

Please note: Des Moines Art Center staff is not available to help troubleshoot registrant’s internet speeds or Eventive access. Here is a link that helps with troubleshooting and FAQ provided by Eventive. 

Location Information:
Eventive

2021-04-16 17:00:00 2021-04-18 23:59:00 America/Chicago Oscar Shorts: Animated This event is sold out. If you wish to view Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts tickets can be purchased through The Varsity Cinema . Oscar Shorts Go Virtual Watch this year’s Oscar-nominated short films from the comfort of your home! The Art Center is thrilled to announce that we are a virtual venue for the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, presented by Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. As in years past, Des Moines audiences will be able to see the nominees in all three categories, Documentary, Live-Action, and Animation, on the weekends leading up to the Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, April 25.  Best Animated Short Film (Available for viewing Friday, April 16 at 5 pm through Sunday, April 18 at 11:59 pm) “Burrow” / Directed by Madeline Sharafian / 6 minutues / A young rabbit tries to build the burrow of her dreams, becoming embarrassed each time she accidentally digs into a neighbor's home. “Genius Loci” / Directed by Adrien Merigeau / 16 minutes / One night, Reine, a young loner, sees the urban chaos as a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide. “If Anything Happens I Love You” / Directed by Michael Govier and Will McCormack / 12 minutes / If Anything Happens I Love You is a beautifully illustrated animated short film that takes us on an extraordinary emotional journey of two parents struggling to overcome the hurt left by a tragic event that leaves their family changed forever. The film is a stunning tale that juxtaposes the excruciating pain one can feel as well as the resilience of the human spirit. If Anything Happens I Love You is a touching experience for anyone who has ever loved and lost. “Opera” / Directed by Erik Oh / 9 minutes / Opera portrays human society and history filled with beauty and absurdity. Viewers will experience a range of emotions through this unique, intricate reflection of human life: it is hopeful, comical, and thoughtful, yet scary, disturbing, and sad. The piece proceeds like a living piece of art, designed as an invitation to question the mechanisms of our society and human behavior. “Yes-People” / Directed by Gísli Darri Halldórsson / 8 minutes / One morning an eclectic mix of people face the everyday battle - such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope. Three additional animated shorts will be included: "Snail and the Whale" / Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon / 26 minutes / A tiny snail goes on an amazing journey by hitching a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale. Based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. "Kapaemahu" / Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson / 8 minutes / Long ago, four extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts to Hawaii and imbued their powers in four giant boulders. The stones still stand on Waikiki Beach, but their true story has been hidden - until now. "To Gerard" / Taylor Meacham / 8 minutes / A sprightly elderly man brightens the day of a little girl through magic. How Virtual Cinema Works Shorts HD has partnered with Eventive as the video sharing platform for these screenings. After you register for the screening(s) you’d like to view, you will receive a general confirmation from the Art Center. This will NOT contain the Eventive link/password for the screening. The Eventive link/password will be provided to the email you used to register the Friday morning before the screening opens. Technical requirements: Internet access and smart device with screen and speakers (Smart TV, tablet, phone, etc.) Please note: Des Moines Art Center staff is not available to help troubleshoot registrant’s internet speeds or Eventive access. Here is a link that helps with troubleshooting and FAQ provided by Eventive.  Eventive

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