Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Animated


Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films on The Loft’s big screen before the 89th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 26, 2017!  Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft!

“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 Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017 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 26) 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!

Borrowed Time – A weathered sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. (Dirs. Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj, 2016, USA, 7 mins., Not Rated)

Pearl – Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her father as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. (Dir. Patrick Osborne, 2016, USA, 7 mins., 6 mins., Not Rated)

Piper – A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. (Dir. Alan Barillaro, 2016, USA, 6 mins., Not Rated)

Blind Vaysha – From the moment she was born, Vaysha was a very special girl. With her left eye she can only see into the past, and with her right eye, she can only see into the future. (Dir. by Theodore Ushev, 2016, Canada, 8 mins., Not Rated)

Pear Cider and Cigarettes – This inventively animated short is a first person narrative about a troubled relationship. (Dir. by Robert Valley, 2016, Canada/UK, 35 mins., Not Rated)

Additional Films:
The Head Vanishes (9 mins.)
Asteria (5 mins.)
Once Upon a Line (7 mins.)

Total program running time: 87 mins.

**PLEASE NOTE: Pear Cider and Cigarettes will be the last film in the program. This film contains violence, language, sex and drug use, and is not appropriate for children. A Parental Guidance warning will appear prior to this short, so parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theatre, if they’d like.  All other shorts in this program are suitable for children.