For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 10th. 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 now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

Animation Shorts Program (total runtime 87 minutes)
Borrowed Time – dirs. Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, USA, 7 minutes
Pearl – dir. Patrick Osborne, USA, 6 minutes
Piper – dir. Alan Barillaro, USA, 6 minutes WINNER!
Blind Vaysha – dir. Theodore Ushev, Canada, 8 minutes
The Head Vanishes (bonus film) – 9 minutes
Asteria (bonus film) – 5 minutes
Once Upon a Line (bonus film) – 7 minutes
Pear Cider and Cigarettes – dir. Robert Valley, Canada and UK, 35 minutes

Important note: PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES, one of the five nominees, will be the last film in the program. An inventively animated first-person narration about a troubled friendship, there’s violence, language, sex, and drug use in it, and it’s not appropriate for children. We’ll have a warning card come up prior to this short, so that parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theater if they’d like.


Live Action Shorts Program (total runtime 132 minutes)
Sing – dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 minutes WINNER!
Silent Nights – dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 minutes
Timecode – dir. Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain, 15 minutes
Ennemis Interieurs – dir. Selim Aazzazi, France, 28 minutes
La Femme et la TGV – dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 minutes

Documentary Shorts Program "A" & "B" combined (total runtime 167 minutes) with short intermission
Joe’s Violin – dir. Kahane Cooperman, USA, 24 minutes
Extremis – dir. Dan Krauss, USA, 24 minutes
4.1 Miles – dir. Daphne Matziaraki, USA, 22 minutes 
Watani: My Homeland – dir. Marcel Mettelsiefen, UK, 39 minutes
The White Helmets – dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, USA, 41 minutes WINNER!


ANIMATION Saturday, 3/4 at 1pm
LIVE ACTION Saturday, 3/4 at 5:10pm
DOCUMENTARY A & B Sunday, 3/5 at 3:45pm


General admission is $9.