Outdoor Cinema at Parklife Presents: 2024 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts


Letter to a Pig (France & Israel, 2022, 17 min)
Director Tal Kantor
Synopsis: A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and sinks into a twisted dream where she confronts questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.

Ninety-Five Senses (USA, 2023, 13 min)
Directors Jared Hess & Jerusha Hess
Synopsis: An ode to the body’s five senses delivered by a man with little time left to enjoy them.

Our Uniform (Iran, 2023, 7 min)
Director Yegane Moghaddam
Synopsis: An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories on the wrinkles and fabrics of her old uniform.

Pachyderme (France, 2021, 11 min)
Director Stéphanie Clément
Synopsis: As every summer, Louise is entrusted to her grand-parents for a few days of vacation in the country. The green grass of the garden, the swimming in the lake, the fishing with Grandpa, everything seems as sweet as Grandma’s strawberry pies. Yet this year, the snow will fall in summer and a monster will die.

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko (USA, 2023, 11 min)
Director Dave Mullins
Synopsis: Set in an alternate WWI reality where a senseless war rages on, two soldiers on opposite sides of the conflict play a joyful game of chess. A heroic carrier pigeon delivers the soldiers’ chess moves over the battlefield as the fighting escalates.


I’m Hip (USA, 2023, 4 min)
Director John Musker
Synopsis: A self-absorbed cat, in a jazzy song and dance, proudly and comically proclaims his “hipness” to the world. The world is less convinced than he is.

Wild Summon (UK, 2023, 15 min)
Directors Karni Arieli & Saul Freed
Synopsis: A natural history fantasy film, following the dramatic lifecycle of the wild salmon in human form.

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