2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary

2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary


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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 95th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 12, 2023!  Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft Cinema!

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 2023 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, March 12) 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!


How Do You Measure a Year? 
From the time she was two-years-old until she turned 18, they had a ritual: Dad asked (and filmed), and Ella answered. What do you dream about? What scares you? What do you think about our relationship? This is a little story about growing up and the love between father and daughter. (Dir. by Jay Rosenblatt, USA, 29 mins.)

The Elephant Whisperers 
Bomman and Bellie, a couple in South India, devote their lives to caring for an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu, forging a family like no other that tests the barriers between the human and the animal world. (Dir. by Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga, India, 40 mins.)

Stranger at the Gate 
A U.S. Marine plots a terrorist attack on a small-town American mosque. His plan takes an unexpected turn when he comes face-to-face with the people he sets out to kill. (Dir. by Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones, USA, 29 mins.)

Follows a man waiting in his hut in the desolate expanses of the Russian Arctic. He is holding out in order to observe a natural event that occurs here, every year, but ocean warming is taking its toll. (Dir. by Evgenia Arbugaeva & Maxim Arbugaev, UK, 25 mins.)

The Martha Mitchell Effect 
The Cabinet wife who spoke out during Watergate and the Nixon administration’s campaign to gaslight her into silence. (Dir. by Anne Alvergue & Beth Levison, USA, 40 mins.)

TOTAL PROGRAM RUNING TIME: 165 mins. / PG-13 & R rating equivalent for adult themes.

2 HR 0 MIN | NR

Released 2023
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