Academy Awards® Program
Brand-new winning and nominated Academy shorts are here.
Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for, but the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family.
Parvaneh, a young Afghan immigrant, lives in a transit center for asylum in the Swiss mountains. Upon hearing of her father’s illness, she travels for the first time to Zurich in order to send her family money. This is the starting point of various encounters.
'You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!' hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won't go, and their own lives unravel as she clings on. Innovative life-size animated characters tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent.
Heather is a shy lady who works at a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man, she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.
Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi /USA/18:05/Animation/2013
Set in a desolate future, one town's survival depends entirely on a windmill dam, which keeps out poisonous clouds. Despite bullying from classmates, the dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning. But when a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class, everything begins to change.