Oscar Nominated Short Films - Live Action, Animation & Documentary

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. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 26th.

Oscar Nominated Shorts Trailer (2017) | Movieclips Trailers

FRIDAY, March 3 @ 7:00pm / SUNDAY, March 5 @ 4:00pm

ANIMATED SHORTS (Running Time: 86 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

Blind Vaysha – dir. Theodore Ushev, Canada, 8 minutes


The Head Vanishes (additional film) – 9 minutes

Asteria (additional film) – 5 minutes

Happy End (additional film) – 6 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 Parental Guidance warning prior to this short, so that parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theater if they'd like. Other than PEAR BRANDY AND CIGARETTES, the program is acceptable for kids.

FRIDAY, March 3 @ 9:00pm

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Running Time: 132 minutes)

Ennemis Interieurs – dir. Selim Aazzazi, France, 28 minutes

Silent Nights – dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 minutes

Sing – dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 minutes

Timecode – dir. Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain, 15 minutes

La Femme et la TGV – dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 minutes

SATURDAY, March 4 @ 7:00pm

PROGRAM A (Running Time: 72 minutes)

Extremis – dir. Dan Krauss, USA, 24 minutes

4.1 Miles – dir. Daphne Matziaraki, USA, 22 minutes

Joe's Violin – dir. Kahane Cooperman, USA, 24 minutes

SATURDAY, March 4 @ 9:00pm / SUNDAY, March 5 @ 7:00pm

PROGRAM B (Running Time 82 minutes)

Watani: My Homeland – dir. Marcel Mettelsiefen, 39 minutes

The White Helmets – dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, 41 minutes