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 91st Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 24, 2019! 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 2910 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 24) 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!
Bao – A lonely Chinese mother suffering from empty nest syndrome is thrilled to become a parent again when one of her homemade dumplings comes to life. As Dumpling grows, however, the inevitable conflicts between parent and child arise and Mom must acknowledge that no one stays little forever. (Dir. by Domee Shi and Becky Neimann-Cobb, 2018, USA, 8 mins., Not Rated)
Late Afternoon – Emily, an elderly lady with dementia, is increasingly alienated from the world around her. Whenever she sees her reflection, Emily wanders through memories of her childhood and young adulthood, and thereby attempts to use her past to reconnect with the present. (Dir by Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, 2018, Ireland, 10 mins., Not Rated)
Animal Behaviour – A group of five animals with emotional and psychological problems meets for therapy with compassionate canine Dr. Clement. Their group dynamic is rattled by a new member, Victor, a gorilla with anger management issues who believes that talking cannot change someone’s innate tendencies. (Dir. by Alison Snowden and David Fine, 2018, Canada, 14 mins., Not Rated)
Weekends – After his parents split up, a young boy must adjust to living with his mother during the week and his father during the weekend. Their new routine is difficult on all of the family members, but is especially confusing to the youngster as his parents move on with their lives without each other. (Dir. by Trevor Jimenez, 2018, USA, 16 mins., Not Rated)
One Small Step – Bolstered by the unwavering support of her devoted father, a humble cobbler, Luna Chu grows up determined to become an astronaut. Although she is sometimes daunted by the obstacles she faces, Luna always shoots for the stars. (Dir. by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, 2018, USA, 8 mins., Not Rated)
PLUS: A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS
(Approximate program running time: 75 mins., Rated PG for mature themes, appropriate for ages 8+)