Ragtag Cinema proudly presents the Animated and Live-Action Oscar-Nominated Short Films. Featuring a diverse slate of international nominees from both new and established creators, we invite you to support small scale filmmaking and get a leg up on your Oscar predictions. The 95th Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 12th.
AN OSTRICH TOLD ME THE WORLD IS FAKE AND I THINK I BELIEVE IT [Australia, 11 mins, 2022] - Dir. Lachlan Pendragon
When a young telemarketer is confronted by a mysterious talking ostrich, he learns that the universe is stop motion animation. He must put aside his dwindling toaster sales and focus on convincing his colleagues of his terrifying discovery.
THE FLYING SAILOR [Canada, 7 mins, 2022] - Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby
In 1917, two ships collided in the Halifax Harbour, causing the largest accidental explosion in history. Among the tragic stories of the disaster is the remarkable account of a sailor who, blown skyward from the docks, flew a distance of two kilometres before landing uphill, naked and unharmed. The Flying Sailor is a contemplation of his journey.
ICE MERCHANTS [Portugal/UK/France, 14 mins, 2022] - Dir. João Gonzalez
Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.
THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE [UK, 34 mins, 2022] - Dir. Peter Baynton & Charlie Mackesy
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse is a story of kindness, courage, and hope in traditional hand-drawn animation, following the unlikely friendship of the title characters as they journey in search of the boy’s home. Based on the book of the same name.
MY YEAR OF DICKS [USA, 25 mins, 2022] - Dir. Sara Gunnarsdóttir
An imaginative fifteen year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90's. Created by Pamela Ribon from her critically-acclaimed memoir.
Please note: Four of the films are suitable for kids 10 and up, but the final film, MY YEAR OF DICKS, is recommended for adult audiences only.