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2019 Oscar Short Film Festival

February 8 - February 23

Single Tickets $6     Oscar Festival Passes $12     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus? 

The Oscar Shorts offer a vision of what the Academy Awards should and could be but very rarely are: eclectic, cosmopolitan, scrappy and surprising.
-A.O. Scott, The New York Times


We will once again showcase the 15 Oscar nominees for Best Short Animation, Live-Action and Documentary Film.
Many Hollywood movies are impersonal — they have unimaginable budgets and nothing creative at stake.
The Oscar Shorts are a celebration of intimate, personal storytelling.
Each filmmaker leaves his or her fingerprints on the material, making it a rich collection of stories, all of which have something profound to say,
whether big and bold or small and modest.

We’ll host a special, family-friendly screening of all five nominees in both the short animation and live-action categories at the
Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Sat, Feb 23rd.
The BCT program will also include one-time screenings of
Beauty and the Beast (1991 Academy Award Nominee, Best Picture) &
RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2019 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary)

Click here to learn more

Here’s a chance to see the films that critics are raving about and predict the Oscar-winners before the Academy Awards on February 24th. And don’t forget to vote – ask for a ballot when you enter the theater. If you pick one of the eventual Oscar winners, you’ll win a complimentary ticket to another film and you might also win Dinner for Two at at one of our fine local restaurants.

The Animation nominees are kid-friendly. Several of the Live-Action nominees, if they were rated, would be rated R.

Meet the Nominees! Read short, snappy descriptions of the Animation films, the Live-Action films and the Documentaries

Meet our Presenting Sponsors!
Dr Lisa Baker
Bruce Storm Real Estate

Tickets: One program – $6 / Oscar Shorts Festival Pass – $12
With a Festival Pass you can see all three programs, on different nights, on different weekends.

Festival Passes however are cannot be used at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The BCT screenings are priced differently.

Click here to learn more about the Buskirk-Chumley Theater screenings on Feb 23rd and purchase discounted tickets


Friday, Feb 22 – Oscar Shorts Film Festival
Animation – 7pm IU Fine Arts Up
Live-Action 8:45 IU Fine Arts Up 

Saturday, Feb 23 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater – Oscar Shorts Film Festival
Beauty and the Beast (1991) – 1pm
Animation Shorts – 3pm
Live-Action Shorts – 4:45
RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg – 7:30

Sunday, Feb 24 @ the IU Fine Arts Theater – Oscar Shorts Film Festival – One Last Chance!
Live-Action – 1pm
Animation – 3pm
Documentary – 4:45

Sunday, Feb 24 @ Bear’s Place
Hale County This Morning This Evening 3pm (2019 Academy Award nominee: Best Documentary Feature)
Shoplifters 5pm (2019 Academy Award nominee: Best Foreign Film)



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