2017 Oscar® Nominated Short Animated Films

Borrowed Time – A weathered sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. (Dirs. Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj, 2016, USA, 7 mins., Not Rated)

Pearl – Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her father as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. (Dir. Patrick Osborne, 2016, USA, 7 mins., 6 mins., Not Rated)

Piper – A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. (Dir. Alan Barillaro, 2016, USA, 6 mins., Not Rated)**WINNER**

Blind Vaysha – From the moment she was born, Vaysha was a very special girl. With her left eye she can only see into the past, and with her right eye, she can only see into the future. (Dir. by Theodore Ushev, 2016, Canada, 8 mins., Not Rated)

*Pear Cider and Cigarettes – This inventively animated short is a first person narrative about a troubled relationship. (Dir. by Robert Valley, 2016, Canada/UK, 35 mins., Not Rated)

Additional highly commended films:
Asteria – 5 minutes
The Head Vanishes – 9 minutes
- 7 minutes

*Important note: PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES, one of the five nominees, will be the last film in the program. This film is not appropriate for children due to violence, sexual content and adult language. A warning will appear on screen and the lights will come up briefly for anyone who would like to leave. All other shorts in this program are suitable for children.
86 mins.