The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

Ends April 22nd

Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.) – A young rabbit tries to build the burrow of her dreams, becoming embarrassed each time she accidentally digs into a neighbor’s home.

Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min.) – One night, Reine, a young loner, sees the urban chaos as a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.

Opera – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.) – The history, structures and rhythms of human history are seen through a glorious, massive pyramid.

If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.) – In the aftermath of tragedy, two grieving parents journey through an emotional void as they mourn the loss of a child.

Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min.) – One morning an eclectic mix of people faces the everyday battle – such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.

PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS (from the shortlist):

Kapaemahu (USA, 8 min.) – Long ago, four extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts to Hawaii and imbued their powers in four giant boulders. The stones still stand on Waikiki Beach, but their true story has been hidden – until now.

The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26 min.) – A tiny snail goes on an amazing journey by hitching a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale.

To: Gerard (USA, 7 min.) – A sprightly elderly man brightens the day of a little girl through magic.