These 10 films all made the shortlist for the Animated Short Film category of the 93rd Academy Awards. 96 total films qualified, and members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch voted to determine the shortlist.

They'll narrow down from the following list to determine the final list of nominees for Best Animated Short Film:


Home is where the heart is...even if you're a bunny with your heart set on an underground disco bathroom.

Directed by: Madeline Sharafian
Where to watch the full version: MyFlixer

Genius Loci

A young French girl begins to see the urban chaos around her as a spiritual guide of sorts.

Directed by: Adrien Merigeau
Where to watch the full version: n/a

If Anything Happens I Love You

If Anything Happens I Love You shines a brief light on the school shooting epidemic through the tale of two grieving parents.

Directed by: Will McCormack, Michael Govier
Where to watch full version: Netflix


Kapaemahu is the story behind the four mysterious and "healing" boulders of Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach.

Directed by: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Where to watch the full version: In the link below


Opera is a visually-captivating animation from rising Korean (California-based) filmmaker Erick Oh.

Directed by: Erick Oh
Where to watch the full version: n/a (see his website for details)


Disney's animated short film about a boy named Greg telling his family he's gay (with the help of his magical dog).

Directed by: Steven Hunter
Where to watch the full version:

The Snail and the Whale

If you’re wondering what the plot of this eye-popping animation could be, look no further than the title itself.

Directed by: Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
Where to watch the full version: BBC

To Gerard

An animated 7-minute reminder that adults can stay forever a kid at heart.

Directed by: Taylor Meacham
Where to watch the full version:


Set 36,000 years ago in the Ardèche river gorge, Traces is a very clever synopsis of mankind.

Created by: Hugo Frassetto, Hannah Letaif, Nicolas Liguori, Clementine Robach
Where to watch the full version: Chicago International Children's Film Festival


Icelandic short film about everyday people coping with everyday life.

Directed by: Gísli Darri Halldórsson
How to watch the full version: Reykjavík International Film Festival

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