The MFAH is the only place in Houston to watch all the short films nominated for this year’s Academy Awards! See if your favorites win when the Oscars are presented on Sunday, February 9. Download a handy list of the films for reference.

PROGRAM Rated PG-13

• Hair Love 
Directed by Matthew A. Cherry, USA (7 minutes)
It’s up to Daddy to give his daughter, Zuri, an extra-special hairstyle in this story of self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters.

• Dcera (Daughter) 
Directed by Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic (15 minutes)
In a hospital room, the daughter recalls a childhood moment when, as a little girl, she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her father. A moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace has stretched into many years all the way to this hospital room.

• Sister 
Directed by Siqi Song, China/USA (8 minutes)
A man remembers growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?

• Mémorable
Directed by Bruno Collet, France (12 minutes)
The world appears to be changing for a painter and his wife. In fact, all sorts of strange things have been happening to them.

• Kitbull 
Directed by Rosana Sullivan, USA (9 minutes)
An unlikely connection sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pitbull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time.

ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS

• Henrietta Bulkowski 
USA (16 minutes) 
Featuring the voices of Chris Cooper (Adaptation) and Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale).

• The Bird and the Whale 
Ireland (6 minutes)

• Hors Piste
France (5 minutes)

• Maestro
France (2 minutes)

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Director
Various directors
Released
2019
Language
Various languages with English subtitles
Country
Various countries
Running Time
85 minutes
Format
Digital, Color
Website
https://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts/