2024 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

2024 Oscar-Nominated Short Films
  • Friday February 23, 2024 4:00 PM
  • Friday February 23, 2024 6:00 PM
  • Friday February 23, 2024 8:30 PM
  • Saturday February 24, 2024 5:00 PM
  • Sunday February 25, 2024 12:00 PM
  • Sunday February 25, 2024 2:00 PM
  • Sunday February 25, 2024 4:30 PM
  • Friday March 01, 2024 4:00 PM
  • Friday March 01, 2024 8:00 PM
  • Saturday March 02, 2024 5:00 PM
  • Sunday March 03, 2024 12:00 PM
  • Sunday March 03, 2024 2:30 PM
  • Sunday March 03, 2024 4:30 PM

For the nineteenth consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. Two categories are offered at the Modern: Animated and Live Action. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 10.


2024 Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Week 1 February 23–25
Friday 4 pm (Animated), 6 pm (Live Action), and 8:30 pm (Animated)
Saturday 5 pm (Animated)
Sunday noon (Animated), 2 pm (Live Action), and 4:30 pm (Animated)

Oscar Shorts, Week 2 March 1–3
Friday 4 pm (Live Action) and 8 pm (Animated)
Saturday 5 pm (Live Action)
Sunday noon (Live Action), 2:30 pm (Animated), and 4:30 pm (Live Action)
Sunday at 4 pm, Christine Veras will introduce the program and be available for a post-film discussion.
Christine Veras is Assistant Professor at UT Dallas's Bass School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology teaching and researching the history of animation and experimental animation. 


ANIMATED SHORTS (estimated running time under 80 minutes)

Letter to a Pig
Directed by Tal Kantor, France/Israel
A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and sinks into a twisted dream where she confronts questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.
17 minutes; Hebrew with English subtitles

Ninety-Five Senses
Directed by Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess, USA
An ode to the body’s five senses, delivered by a man with little time left to enjoy them.
13 minutes

Our Uniform
Directed by Yegane Moghaddam, Iran
An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories on the wrinkles and fabrics of her old uniform.
7 minutes; Farsi with English subtitles

Directed by Stéphanie Clément, USA
As every summer, Louise is entrusted to her grandparents for a few days of vacation in the country. The green grass of the garden, the swimming in the lake, the fishing with Grandpa, everything seems as sweet as Grandma’s strawberry pies. Yet this year, the snow will fall in summer and a monster will die.
11 minutes

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko
Directed by Dave Mullins, USA
Set in an alternate WWI reality where a senseless war rages on, two soldiers on opposite sides of the conflict play a joyful game of chess. A heroic carrier pigeon delivers the soldiers’ chess moves over the battlefield as the fighting escalates.
11 minutes

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (estimated running time 133 minutes)

The After
Directed by Misan Harriman, UK
The After is a powerful and affecting story that follows Dayo (David Oyelowo), a Londoner who has to reconnect with himself and society after witnessing a devastating random attack in the capital.
18 minutes

Directed by Vincent René-Lortie, Canada
Inspired by a true story, Invincible recounts the last 48 hours in the life of Marc-Antoine Bernier, a 14-year-old boy on a desperate quest for freedom.
29 minutes, French with English subtitles

Knight of Fortune
Directed by Lasse Lyskjær Noer, Denmark
The loss of a loved one, the grief, the risk of yellow skin, and a coffin, that is too much for Karl to face.
25 minutes; Swedish/Danish with English subtitles

Red, White and Blue
Directed by Nazrin Choudhury, USA
Rachel (Brittany Snow) is a single parent living paycheck to paycheck. When an unexpected pregnancy threatens to unravel her already precarious position, she’s forced to cross state lines in search of an abortion.
23 minutes

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
Directed by Wes Anderson, USA/UK
The film chronicles a variety of stories, but the main one follows Henry Sugar, who is able to see through objects and predict the future with the help of a book he stole.
37 minutes