Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Oscar Nominated Shorts at Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation


The Westside Theatre Foundation is partnering with the SCHF to present this year's Oscar Nominated Short Films.


The Live Action Shorts will be shown in the Auditorium of The Southern Cultural complex 
 
 7 PM on Saturday, April 17 
 
the Animated Short Films will screen at 5:30 PM on Sunday, April 18. 

This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place in late April.
 

 


The nominated films, which were just announced, are: 

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 125 minutes)
Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.)
The Letter Room  Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.)
The Present  Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.)*
Two Distant Strangers  Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.)
White Eye  Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.)*
 
*The Present and White Eye were both in the MANHATTAN SHORT which we showed at Martin's in 2020.  The subtitles have been redone so that they look much better and much more readable.
 

ANIMATED SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 94 minutes)
Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.)
Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min.)
If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.)
Opera – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.)
Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min.)
PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS (from the shortlist):
The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26 min.)
Kapaemahu (USA, 7 min.)
To Gerard (USA, 8 min.)
 
Tickets are $10 for each night or $18 for both if purchased together. Space will be limited due to social distancing, so tickets should be purchased in advance if possible.