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AFTRS co-presents Oscar Nominated Short Films in Cinemas

AFTRS is proud to be a co-presenting partner with Bonsai Films and ShortsTV of their annual release of the 2024 Oscar-nominated Short Films. From Thursday, 22 February, two special releases of the animated and live-action nominees will be available to watch in cinemas nationwide for a limited time.  

Each category includes five short films. 


  • Our Uniform – Yegane Moghaddam, 7 min., Iran (in Farsi) 
  • Letter to a Pig – Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter, 17 min., France/Israel (in Hebrew) 
  • Pachyderm – Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius, 11 min., USA (in English) 
  • Ninety-Five Senses – Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess, 13 min., USA (in English) 
  • War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko – Dave Mullins and Brad Booker, 11 min., USA


  • The After – Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham, 18 min., UK (in English) 
  • Red, White and Blue – Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane, 23 min., USA (in English) 
  • Knight of Fortune – Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk, 25 min., Denmark (in Swedish/Danish) 
  • Invincible – Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron, 29 min., Canada (in French) 
  • The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar – Wes Anderson and Steven Rales, 37 min., US/UK (in English) 

The Academy Awards recognise excellence in cinematic storytelling and craft, and AFTRS has a rich history with the Oscars; our talented alumni have won 8 Academy Awards and have received multiple nominations in the various disciplines of cinema considered by the Academy. AFTRS Alumni have been awarded for their craft and creative contribution to Cinematography, Editing, Sound and Directing with films such as The Power of the Dog, Hacksaw Ridge, Mad Max: Fury Road, Memoirs of a Geisha and LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring. 

In the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony, AFTRS alumnus and writer Tony McNamara is nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for Poor Things, his second nomination following his nomination for Best Original Screenplay for The Favourite in 2019. 

Student short films produced at AFTRS have received Academy Award nominations for Best Student Film, with Inja, Birthday Boy and The Saviour showcasing the talent and craftsmanship of the students behind the productions. 

Short films play an important role in fostering skill development, creative experimentation and finding key creative collaborators. It takes a strong understanding of world-building and character motivation to convey the complexity and nuance of a story that connects emotionally with the audience in such a condensed time frame. The nominated shorts offer a glimpse into the future of cinema and we’re here for it. 

This year’s Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 10, 2024 (Monday, 11 March, 12PM AEDT).

The 2024 Oscar-nominated shorts will be screened nationwide in Australia and New Zealand. Find your tickets here.