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February 17 - March 12

Animation Program      Live Action         Documentary       Not sure where our theaters are?             Purchase Tickets


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

One of the most entertaining categories at the Academy Awards — and one of the least heralded — is for the Best Short Subject. Beginning Feb 17th, for 4 consecutive weekends, we are screening the 15 Oscar nominees for Best Short Film. As usual, this year’s assortment of Animated, Live Action and Documentary short Oscar contenders is a celebration of intimate, personal storytelling. Every 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.

Tickets: Each individual program is $12 but for $25 you can bundle all three into an Festival Pass admitting you to all three programs. Your Pass would be good for all four weekends–you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see all three programs.

Meet the Nominees! Read short, snappy descriptions of the Animation, Live Action and the Documentary films.

Your Vote Will Be Counted. At the screenings you can vote for your favorite film (or the film that you think will win the Oscar) – Pick all three winners and you will win two complimentary tickets to another Ryder film. That’s not all: 7 of you will also win Dinner at one of our fine local restaurants.

Questions? Send an email to editor@TheRyder.com

Fri, March 10

Live Action 6:45 IU Fine Arts Theater Upstairs

Animation 7:30 IU Radio & Television Theater


Sat, March 11

Animation 2 pm IU Radio & Television

Documentary 3pm IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Live Action 4pm IU IU Radio & Television

Animation 6:45 IU Radio & Television

Documentary 7:30 IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Live Action 8:45 IU Radio & Television


Sun, March 12

Animation 2 pm IU Radio & Television

Documentary 3pm IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Live Action 4:15 IU IU Radio & Television


February 17
March 12