The Cosford is proud to present OSCAR SHORTS: ANIMATED including all 5 Oscar nominated short films in animation. The program features wildly different forms of animation and includes supplemental films. The program is acceptable for children with the exception of PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES, which will be the final film and follows a discretion warning for parents.
Young Vaysha was born with unusual sight: her left eye can see only the past and her right eye can see only the future, while the present is a blind spot. Called "Blind Vaysha" by the people of her village, the girl is tormented by the two realities that she cannot reconcile.
Directed by Theodore Ushev.
A sheriff of the Old West returns to the scene of a tragic accident from his past that shaped his life. As memories wash over him, he is engulfed by emotion and must find the strength to carry on with his lifelong quest for redemption.
Directed by Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj.
An itinerant musician travels around the country with his young daughter in their old hatchback and juggles his passion for performing with providing his daughter with a stable life. The daughter grows up with a love of music and adventure, and is able to repay her father for nurturing her creativity.
Directed by Patrick Osborne.
Young Piper, a sandpiper hatchling, leaves her nest for the first time to hunt for food but is too scared of the crashing waves to reach the yummy morsels hidden in the sand. After meeting an unusual ally, Piper attempts to face her fears and increase her confidence.
Directed by Alan Barillaroi.
PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES
Hard-living Techno Stypes has been Robert's best friend since childhood, and over the years, Robert has been amazed by Techno's ability to sabotage himself. When Techno is hospitalized in China and needs a liver transplant, Robert goes on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.
Directed by Robert Valley.
92minutes. 2k Digital Projection.