Watch At Least 20 Oscar-Qualified Animation Shorts For Free Online
Earlier this month, we exclusively reported that 96 animated shorts have qualified for this year’s Oscar. That may be a record.
As every year, some of the qualified films can be watched online for free. We’ve listed them below. A caveat: the availability of these shorts is subject to change at any moment, and others not currently on the list may come online — we’ll endeavor to add them here as and when they do.
Our list doesn’t feature films that can be watched online with a streaming subscription. These include Disney-Pixar’s Out, Loop, Wind, Float, and Burrow, as well as Maggie Simpson in “Playdate with Destiny”, which are available on Disney+; Netflix’s three shorts in contention: Canvas, Cops and Robbers, and If Anything Happens I Love You; and Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, which is on Apple TV+.
Preliminary voting for the Oscars takes place next week, and the shortlist for this category will be published on February 9. Nominations will be announced on March 15, with the ceremony due to take place on April 25.
Ciervo — Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma (U.S.)
The Coin — Siqi Song (U.S.)
Crunch — Liukaidi Peng/GOF Animation (U.S.)
Dont Know What — Thomas Renoldner (Austria)
Empty Places — Geoffroy de Crécy (France)
Freeze Frame — Soetkin Verstegen (Belgium)
Friends — Florian Grolig (Germany)
Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad — Camrus Johnson, Pedro Piccinini (U.S.)
Grandad Was a Romantic — Maryam Mohajer (U.K.)
Hamsa — Chrisy Baek, Daniela Dwek, Maya Mendonça (U.S.)
Just a Guy — Shoko Hara (Germany)
Kapaemahu — Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (U.S.)
Little Hilly — Yun-Sian Huang, Pei-Yu Liao (Taiwan)
The Lonely Orbit — Benjamin Morard, Frederic Siegel (Switzerland)
Lost and Crowned — Borja Peña Gorostegui (U.S.)
Mime Your Manners — Kate Namowicz, Skyler Porras (U.S.)
Minor Accident of War — Piotr Kabat, Diane Weis (U.S.)
Symbiosis — Nadja Andrasev (France/Hungary)
Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves — Chintis Lundgren (Estonia/Croatia/France)
The Torture Letters — Laurence Ralph (U.S.)
Umbrella — Helena Hilario, Mario Pece (Brazil)
Wild Love — Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux (France)
Windup — Yibing Jiang
The Wrong Rock — Michael Cawood (U.K./U.S.)
Benoit Berthe Siward contributed research to this article.