Animated Shorts 2018

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2018

DEAR BASKETBALL (Director: Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant, USA, PG, 6 min)

On the eve of his retirement from basketball, NBA legend Kobe Bryant describes his love for the game, which began when he was a young child. From his youthful dreams of glory to his 20-year career, Bryant describes how he and basketball have given each other all they have. His inspiring poem, DEAR BASKETBALL is stunningly drawn to life by veteran animation director Glen Keane and set to the music of legendary composer John Williams.

NEGATIVE SPACE (Director: Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, English, PG, 5min)

Even though Sam’s father is hardly ever home because he is often away on business trips, he is able to connect with his son by teaching him how to pack a suitcase.

GARDEN PARTY (Director: Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, France, French, PG, 7min)

A luxurious villa and its grounds have become home to amorous, hungry and accident-prone frogs and toads. While they enjoy the bounties on offer, including caviar and macaroons, the amphibians uncover the whereabouts of the villa's owner. Please note: the very end of Garden Party has some disturbing imagery of a human corpse that could be upsetting to younger viewers. Kids eight and over should be fine.  

LOU (Director: Dave Mullins and Dana Murray, USA, English, PG, 7 min)

Lou, the guardian of the lost and found box at an elementary school, tries to teach young bully J.J. that giving to the other kids will make him feel better than stealing from them.

REVOLTING RHYMES(Director: Jan Lachauer and Jakob Schuh, United Kingdom, English, PG, 29 min)

The Wolf from the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood” reveals the true and twisted story of his adventures and those of other characters in his world, including Snow White, Cinderella and Jack, the climber of beanstalks. The film is based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake.


Lost Property Office (additional film) – (Daniel Agdag, Australia, 10 minutes)

Weeds (additional film)

Achoo (additional film)


$10 | $8 student/senior/military
83 min.

Monday, February 26

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Tuesday, February 27

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Wednesday, February 28

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Thursday, March 1

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