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Once again, Images Cinema presents the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2nd. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – 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 Sunday, April 25th.


LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM NOMINEES

The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.)

On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping? 


Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.)

A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen in need and a man who is DeafBlind.


Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.)

Cartoonist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again. 


White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.)

A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human. 


The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.)

Oscar Isaac and Alia Shawkat star in this film about an empathetic corrections officer who, after getting transferred to the prison’s letter room, soon finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row.


Ratings Guideline: R for adult themes and language

  • Runtime
    130 minutes
  • Rating
    R