TÆPS, Fredrikstad – Wedensday 20th of February 18:00

Kulturhuset, Fredrikstad – Sunday 24th of February 15:00

Curious on the nominated films in the category for best animated short films? Days before the award show there will be two screenings of the films at TÆPS in Fredrikstad and at Kulturhuset in Oslo. This is the first time all five films will be screened all together in Norway.


Film program


Trevor Jimenez

USA – 2018

15 min

Weekends is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently

divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.



Andrew Chesworth & Bobbt Pontillas

China – 2018

8 min

Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. In the big city, Luna lives with her loving father Chu, who supports her with a humble shoe repair business he runs out of his garage. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.



Louise Bagnall

Ireland – 2017

10 min

Emily finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She drifts back through her memories to relive different moments from her life. Emily must look to her past so that she may fully understand the present.



Domee Shi

USA – 2018

8 min

In Disney•Pixar’s “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.



Alison Snowden & David Fine

Canada – 2018

14 min

Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.