Oscar Nominated Shorts

Individual Screenings are $10 | $8 student & senior | $ 7.50 ArtsQuest member.

A film pass is available for all of the shorts screenings.
Pricing: $33 | $27 student & senior | $25 ArtsQuest member.

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Join us for another stellar showcase of Oscar Nominated Short Films in the Animated, Live Action, and Documentary categories, presented to you ahead of the Oscar ceremony on March 4th!

We’ll be announcing the screentimes for each weekend’s screenings on the Tuesday before each respective weekend, and they’ll be included in our weekly e-mail, which goes out every Friday. The dates below are definite, and we’ll be looking to potentially add more closer to the Oscars!

Click on each program to read about the individual films, and don’t forget to grab a ballot at your screening, as we’ll be giving out a 4-pack of film passes to anyone who guesses all three shorts categories correctly!


Final Screenings!

  • Animation
    • Thursday, Mar 1: 5:00 pm
    • Saturday, Mar 3: 1:30 pm
  • Live Action
    • Saturday, Mar 3: 3:15 pm


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Thursday, March 1, 2018 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018 1:30 pm
Price: $10.00 regular | $8.00 student & senior | $7.50 member

Running Time: 83 minutes
Approximate rating: PG for all films except Garden Party, which is not suitable for young children.


Dear Basketball – Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant, USA, 5 minutes
Synopsis: Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams on an animated short film that explores what it means to achieve your dream, and then leave it behind. The animated film is an adaptation of Bryant’s NBA retirement announcement after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Narrated by Bryant, the film’s hand-drawn animation and emotional score will touch fans of all ages with its universal message about love and loss. Director’s Biography: A 38 year veteran of Walt Disney Feature Animation, Glen Keane trained under Walt Disney’s 9 Old Men. Glen Keane went on to create many beloved Disney characters, such as “THE LITTLE MERMAID”, “ALADDIN”, “THE BEAST”, “TARZAN”, and “RAPUNZEL”. In 2012, Keane departed Disney to begin Glen Keane Productions as a way to further his artistic explorations in animation, design and film.


Negative Space – Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, 6 minutes
Synopsis: My dad taught me how to pack.


Lou – Dave Mullins and Dana Murray, USA, 7 minutes
Synopsis: When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.


Revolting Rhymes – Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, UK, 29 minutes
Synopsis: REVOLTING RHYMES interweaves Dahl’s retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings. The all-star voice cast comprises of Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley, Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright. Based on the book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, REVOLTING RHYMES was directed by Oscar nominees Jakob Schuh (“THE GRUFFALO”) and Jan Lachauer (“ROOM ON THE BROOM”), co-directed by Bin-Han To and produced by Magic Light Pictures’ Martin Pope and Michael Rose (“THE GRUFFALO”, “ROOM ON THE BROOM”, “CHICO” and “RITA”). The animation was created at Magic Light’s Berlin studio and at Triggerfish Animation Studios in Cape Town.


Garden Party – Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, France, 7 minutes
Synopsis: In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

ADDITIONAL FILM: Lost Property Office – 9 minutes

ADDITIONAL FILM: Weeds – 5 minutes

ADDITIONAL FILM: Achoo – 6 minutes

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 3:15 pm
Price: $10.00 regular | $8.00 student & senior | $7.50 member

Running Time: 99 minutes
Rating: R (violence and some language)


DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 minutes
Synopsis: Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Silent Child – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton, UK, 20 minutes
Synopsis: HE SILENT CHILD centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.


My Nephew Emmett – Kevin Wilson, Jr., USA, 20 minutes
Synopsis: In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on true events.


The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, 13 minutes
Synopsis: The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.


Watu Wote/All of Us – Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, Germany, 22 minutes
Synopsis: For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.