2022 Oscar Nominated Short Films
2022 / 97 minutes
Ends Sunday, April 3, 2022
Affairs of the Art
UK, Canada / 17 Min / Joanna Quinn, Les Mills
Affairs of the Art continues the series of beloved, hilarious and award-winning animated UK films starring Beryl, a 59-year-old factory worker who’s obsessed with drawing and determined to become a hyper-futurist artiste. We also meet her grown son, Colin, a techno geek, her husband, Ifor, now Beryl’s model and muse, and her sister, Beverly, a fanatical narcissist living in LA. Affairs of the Art provides glimpses into Beryl’s, Beverly’s and Colin’s peculiar childhoods, and we see that obsession is in this family’s DNA.
Chile / 16 Min / Hugo Covarrubias, Tevo Diaz
Inspired by real events, Bestia enters the life of a secret police agent in the military dictatorship in Chile. The relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations, reveal a macabre fracture in her mind and a country. BESTIA features disturbing imagery, animal abuse, bestiality, and rather extreme violence.
Russia / 15 Min / Anton Dyakov
One day, a delicate ballerina named Olya meets the rough, surly boxer Evgeny. The contrast between their worlds and their philosophies is so sharp that even the possibility of these two characters crossing paths seems incredible.
UK / 32 Min / Daniel Ojari, Michael Please
Robin Robin is the tale of a small bird with a very big heart. After a shaky nativity of her own – her unhatched egg falls out of the nest and into a rubbish dumpster – she comes out of her shell, in more ways than one, and is adopted by a loving family of mice burglars. Can Robin discover, and learn to love, who she really is, delighting her family and earning her wings in the process?
THE WINDSHIELD WIPER
USA, Spain / 14 Min / Alberto Mieglo, Leo Sanchez
Inside a cafe while smoking a whole pack of cigarettes, a man poses an ambitious question: “What is Love?” A collection of vignettes and situations will lead the man to the desired conclusion. THE WINDSHIELD WIPER features male and female nudity, sex, and adult themes.