Rated PG

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.

Read a New York Times review of all the shorts.

• 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.

Wishing Box (6 minutes)
Tweet Tweet (11 minutes)

• See trailers for all nominees

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Various directors
Various languages with English subtitles
Various countries
Running Time
76 minutes
Digital, Color