Live Action Oscar Shorts 2022

Live Action Oscar Shorts 2022

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 94th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 27, 2022! 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 2022 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!

On My Mind (Dir. by Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson, Denmark, 18 mins.). Henrick wants to sing a song for his wife.  It has to be today, it has to be now.  It’s a question of life, death and karaoke.

Please Hold  (Dir. by K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse, USA, 19 mins.). In the not-so-distant future, Mateo is arrested by a police drone without explanation.  Finding himself locked in a fully automated jail with no means of recourse, Mateo realizes he’s fallen through a crack in the system. To get out alive, he’ll have to go head-to-head with the labyrinthine, computerized bureaucracy of the privatized American justice system, in search of an actual human being who can set things right.

The Dress (Dir. by Tadeusz Lysiak and Maciej Slesicki, Poland, 30 mins.). Lust, sexuality and physicality. These are the deepest desire virgin Julia suppresses while working at a wayside motel. That is until she crosses paths with a handsome truck driver, who soon becomes the object of her fantasies.

The Long Goodbye  (Dir. by Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed, UK/Netherlands, 12 mins). Riz and his family are in the middle of a preparing a wedding celebration when the events unfolding in the outside world arrive suddenly on their doorstep.  The result is a devastating and visceral feat of filmmaking, and a poignantly poetic cry from the heart.

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run (Dir. by Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger, Kyrgyzstan/Switzerland, 38 mins.).  Sezim, 19 years old, wants to fulfil her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men and taken to a hinterland. There, she’s forced to marry a stranger.   If she refuses the marriage, she is threatened with social stigmatization and exclusion.  Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately seeks a way out.

Total program running time: 125 mins. Not Rated/Rated R equivalent for violence, language and adult themes.

2 HR 5 MIN | R

Released 2022
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