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.
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.
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.
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)