2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: ANIMATED SHORTS

friday, february 7 at 6:00pm | GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 • LOFT MEMBERS: $8

Don’t miss your chance to experience this year’s best short films the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen – before the 92nd Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 9, 2020! Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft Cinema!

“The short films … offer a vision of what the Academy Awards should and could be but very rarely are:  eclectic, cosmopolitan, scrappy and surprising.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

Once again, The Loft Cinema is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action Short Films, Animated Short Films and Documentary Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. At the screenings, pick up an “Oscar Shorts Prediction” ballot in the lobby, check off your favorite film, and all those who correctly guess the winner (the winning films will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 9) will be entered into a drawing for free movie passes to The Loft! Pass winners will be notified the week following the Oscar telecast. Don’t miss your golden opportunity to experience all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films, exclusively at The Loft Cinema!

This year’s nominated films:

Dcera (Daughter): In a hospital room, the Daughter recalls a difficult childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her Father. (Dir. by Daria Kashcheeva, 2019, Czech Republic, 15 mins., Not Rated)

Hair Love: An African-American father learns to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. (Dir. by Matthew A. Cherry, 2019, USA, 7 mins., Not Rated)

Kitbull: A fiercely independent stray kitten and a chained-up pit bull experience friendship for the first time. (Dir. by Rosana Sullivan, 2019, USA, 9 mins., Not Rated)

Memorable: Painter Louis and his wife Michelle are experiencing strange events. Their world seems to be mutating. Slowly, furniture, objects, and people lose their realism. They are “destructuring,” sometimes disintegrating. (Dir. by Bruno Collet, 2019, France, 12 mins., Not Rated)

Sister: A man remembers his childhood and growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. How would his life have been if things had gone differently? (Dir. by Siqi Song, 2019, China/USA, 8 mins., Not Rated)


Henrietta Bulkowski:  Featuring the voices of Chris Cooper and Ann Dowd.(Dir. by Rachel Johnson, 2019, USA, 16 mins., Not Rated) Featuring the voices of Chris Cooper and Ann Dowd.

The Bird and the Whale: A baby whale separated from his family discovers a caged bird, the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Together they struggle to survive, lost at sea. (Dir. by Carol Freeman, 2018, Ireland, 6 mins., Not Rated)

Hors Piste: The two best rescue workers in the region take off for their umpteenth mission. Professionalism and efficiency all around, but things don’t really go as planned… (Dir. by Leo Brunel/Loris Cavalier/Camille Calabert/Oscar Malet, 2018, France, 5 mins., Not Rated)

Maestro – (France, 2 mins., Not Rated)

Total program running time: approximately 85 mins.