2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: LIVE ACTION SHORTS

saturday, february 8 at 1:00pm | 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:

Brotherhood:  Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences. (Dir. by Meryan Joobeur, 2019, Tunisia, English subtitles, 25 mins., Not Rated)

Nefta Football Club:  In south Tunisia, two football fan brothers bump into a headphones-wearing donkey in the desert on the border of Algeria. Unaware that two men are waiting for the donkey and its hidden drug stash, the brothers take the animal back home with them. (Dir. by Yves Piat, 2018, Tunisia/France, in Arabic with English subtitles, 17 mins., Not Rated)

The Neighbors’ Window: The life of a middle-aged woman with small children is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street. (Dir. by Marshall Curry, 2019, USA, 20 mins., Not Rated)

Saria: Inseparable orphaned sisters Saria and Ximena are fighting against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at the Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala when a tragic fire claims the lives of 41 orphaned girls. (Dir. by Bryan Buckley, USA, in Spanish with English subtitles, 23 mins., Not Rated)

A Sister: An emergency services dispatcher must tap into all her professional skills when she receives a call from a woman in a desperate situation. (Dir. by Delphine Girard, 2018, Belgium, in French with English subtitles, 16 mins., Not Rated)

Total program running time: 105 mins.