Oscar Nominees: Animated Short Film
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 – Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
The MFAH is the only venue in Houston presenting all three programs of short films nominated for 2019 Academy Awards. Before the winners are announced February 24, see the nominees on the big screen! Plus, you can vote for your favorite in each category: Animated Short Film, Live-Action Short Film, and Documentary Short Subject.
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
• Watch the trailers
Bao (USA, 2018, 8 minutes)
Directed by Domee Shi
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.
Late Afternoon (Ireland, 2017, 10 minutes)
Directed by Louise Bagnall
Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states: the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.
Animal Behaviour (Canada, 2018, 14 minutes)
Directed by Alison Snowden and David Fine
Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, so five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.
Weekends (USA, 2017, 15 minutes)
Directed by Trevor Jimenez
In this hand-animated film set in 1980s Toronto, surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents.
One Small Step (USA/China, 2018, 8 minutes)
Directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
Luna, a vibrant young Chinese American girl, dreams of becoming an astronaut from the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV. Driven to reach for the stars, Luna grows up, enters college, and faces adversity in pursuit of her dreams.
ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS
Wishing Box (6 minutes)
Tweet Tweet (11 minutes)
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- MFAH Members FREE
- Adults $15
- Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
- Military (with ID) $10
- College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
- Youth (13–18) $7.50
- Children (12 & younger) FREE
- Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.
Two Parking Garages
Parking Garage HoursOpen daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Parking Garage Fees
- Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
- The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
Events at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Dec. 8 – Jun. 9, 2019
Mending: Craft and Community—Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Jan. 30 – Dec. 29, 2019
Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
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