And the winners are … Once again, The Loft 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 2014 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 International 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 2) 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!
Animated Shorts Program
Get a Horse!
Mickey Mouse and his friends are enjoying a wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows up with plans to ruin their day. (Dir. by Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim, USA, in English, 6 mins.)
The eccentric, isolated Mr. Hublot finds his carefully ordered world disrupted by the arrival of Robot Pet. (Dir. by Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares, Luxembourg/France, Non-dialogue, 12 mins.)
A wild boy who has grown up in the woods is found by a hunter and returned to civilization. (Dir. by Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden, USA, Non-dialogue, 12 mins.)
A man seeking shelter from a storm in a dilapidated shrine encounters a series of household objects inhabited by goblin spirits. (Dir. by Shuhei Morita, Japan, Non-dialogue, 14 mins.)
Room on the Broom
A genial witch and her cat are joined on their broom by several friends as they set off on an adventure. Featuring the voices of Simon Pegg and Gillian Anderson. (Dir. by Max Land and Jan Lachauer, UK, in English, 26 mins.)
PLUS! Additional “Highly Commended” Short Films
A La Francaise
A graduation adventure. (Various directors, 2013, France, Non-dialogue, 7 mins.)
A black comedy exploring some of life’s common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei. (Dir. by Eoin Duffy, 2013, Ireland, 7 mins.)
Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas- one blue, one not- fall eternally in love. (Dir. by Saschka Unseld, 2013, USA, 6 mins.)
(Estimated total running runtime: 102 mins., Not Rated / Suitable for children over 6