For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 24th.
Director: VINCENT LAMBE
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on
interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the
Director: JEREMY COMTE
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.
Alone in the wild the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other.
Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
Director: MARIANNE FARLEY
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help
her make peace with her past.
Director: RODRIGO SOROGOYEN
A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country.
At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his
father who left a while ago.
Director: GUY NATTIV
A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle.
This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
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Complete Schedule for Oscar Shorts:
Live Action Shorts
Saturday 2/9, 2:00 pm
Tuesday 2/19, 7:15 pm
Tuesday 2/12, 7:15 pm
Saturday 2/16, 2:00 pm
Wednesday 2/13, 7:15 pm
Saturday 2/23, 2:00 pm