92nd Academy Awards – Best Animated Short Film Shortlist Nominees

About the 92nd Annual Academy Awards

The 92nd Academy Awards (The Oscars) will honor the best films of 2019.  The ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on February 9th, 2020. A record of 92 animated short films qualified for an Oscar this season.

Animated Short Film Shortlist Nominees

Dcera (Daughter)

Time: 15 minutes
Country: Czech Republic

A compelling story about a girl and her father. She can’t get rid of her painful childhood memories and open her feelings.

Photo Credit: Daughter Film

Hair Love

Time: 5 minutes
Country: USA

Started as a kickstarter, Director Matthew Cherry, puts this creative and loving film together that centers around a relationship between an African-American father and his daughter, Zuri.

He Can’t Live without Cosmos

Time: 16 minutes
Country: Russia

Directed by Konstantin Bronzit (We can’t live without cosmos, oscar-nominated), tells a new story about love and destiny.

Photo Credit: He can’t live without cosmos

Hors Piste

Time: 6 minutes
Country: France

Directed by Leo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert and Oscar Malet. Hros Piste tells the story of two rescue workers and a mission that goes unplanned. 

Photo Credit: Hors Piste


Time: 9 minutes
Country: USA

Directed and written by Rosana Sullivan. Kitbull is a Pixar Animation Studios film that discussed a relationship between a stray kitten and an abused pitbull.

Photo Credit: Pixar


Time: 12 minutes
Country: France

Directed by Bruno Collet, Memorable, is about a painter named Louis and his battle with dementia.

Photo Credit: Annecy Film Festival

Mind My Mind

Time: 29 minutes
Country: Netherlands / Belgium

Directed by Floor Adames, Mind my Mind tells the story of a young man who lives with autism and his interaction with a woman.

Photo Credit: Mind My Mind

The Physics of Sorrow

Time: 27 minutes
Country: Canadian

Directed by Theodore Ushev and based on a novel, this film tells the story of a man’s memories in communist Bulgaria and his purpose in life.

Photo Credit: The physics of sorrow


Time: 8 minutes
Country: China / USA

A film by SIQI SONG. A man recalls his memories of growing up with his annoying little sister in China during the 1990s and finds himself wondering what his life would have been like if things had happened in a different way.

Photo Credit: SIQI SONG

Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days.

Time: 13 minutes
Country: Portugal

Regina Pessoa created this short as a tribute to her uncle, Thomas. This is her story about how anyone can make a difference in our lives.

Photo Credit: Regina Pessoa

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