2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films -Virtual Screenings

For the 16th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present 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.

Virtual Cinema pricing:

Animated Shorts – $12.00

Live Action Shorts – $12.00

Documentary Shorts – $12.00

Bundle of all three programs – $30.00

ANIMATED SHORTS:

Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.)

Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min.)

Opera – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.)

If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.)

Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min.)

PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS (from the AMPAS shortlist):

Kapaemahu (USA, 8 min.)

The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26 min.)

To Gerard (USA, 7 min.)

LIVE ACTION SHORTS:


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

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

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

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

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


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS:


A Love Song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.)

Do Not Split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 36 min.)

Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.)

Colette – Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.)

A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.)


Ratings guidelines:


Animated Shorts: PG-13. In IF ANYTHING HAPPENS, parents mourn their child, killed in a school shooting. GENIUS LOCI contains some “shits” and “fucks,” smoking, and very brief nudity. The program overall, while excellent, deals with some tough issues and a few of the films are not suitable for children under 12.

Live Action Shorts: R, as usual. Adult themes and language. One of the better Live Action programs in recent years.

Documentary Shorts: R, as usual. The Hong Kong protests, Black history, the Holocaust. Please note that HUNGER WARD is a very intense look at child hunger in Yemen and the program is very much not for young audiences.

MARGIN – Virtual Screening

Large boats navigate the Amazon River daily, transporting people, animals and goods. This film portrays one of these trips, starting at the border of Brazil and Colombia to the Peruvian city Iquitos. During two days and three nights, passengers of different nationalities share their impressions of a varied territory which is in constant transformation. Margin reveals the intertwining cultures present in this unique triple border region as time slowly goes by.

In Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles.

Women’s Adventure Film Tour – celebrating International Women’s Day

Releasing on March 8 (International Women’s Day) – Virtual Screening

The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is a celebration of the inspiring women around us, doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure.

This tour is Australia’s original women’s adventure film tour, created by Adventure Entertainment in partnership with outdoor sponsors and women’s groups worldwide. In a global first it was launched to a sell-out crowd in Sydney in May 2017 and has grown to become a success throughout the world with screenings across Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India and more.

The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is an annual program, enjoyed by 10,000s of attendees around the world. Every year, our selection of unique films are carefully chosen to show awesome women achieving their personally adventurous goals. Being adventurous doesn’t always have to mean being the fastest, going the highest or doing the most extreme things. Adventure for most of us is stepping outside our comfort zone and climbing our own personal Everest. The films showcase real stories about women from a variety of cultures and sports around the world.

We aim for the festival to be enjoyed by women, children and men of all ages.

We are drawing 10 names who:
1) purchase a ticket to any of our virtual screenings
2) enter to win at www.womensadventurefilmtour.com/win.

Prize packages may include Hydro Flask bottles, flasks, tumblers, coolers or Cooler Cups, a Helinox Chair One or Chair Two, 1 pair of shoes from Newton Running (USA shipping address only), 1 pair of Goodr Sunglasses, and an incredible sample pack of KINeSYS Performance Sunscreen.

Super Frenchie – Virtual Screener

From the producer of DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY

Super Frenchie provides an intimate look at the life of professional skier and BASE jumper Matthias Giraud, who stops at nothing to pursue his passion for adventure. The film follows Matthias as he dares ever more dangerous stunts while simultaneously falling in love and starting a family. The story takes a turn when Matthias suffers a catastrophic crash just days before the birth of his first child. After miraculously surviving, Matthias struggles to get back to the sport he loves while grappling with the effects it has on his young family. Ultimately he must decide if his passion for BASE jumping is worth the risk and how far he is willing to go to pursue it. This film uniquely combines the thrills of some of the world’s most extreme sports with Matthias’ personal journey to tell a story filled with both heart and excitement.

The Fever – Virtual Screening

A Febre (Original Title)

Manaus is an industrial city surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Justino, a 45 years old member of the indigenous Desana people, works as a security guard at the cargo port. Since the death of his wife, his main company is his youngest daughter with whom he lives in a house on the outskirts of town. Nurse at a health clinic, Vanessa is accepted to study medicine in Brasilia and will need to be leaving soon.
As the days go by, Justino is overcome by a strong fever. During the day, he fights to stay awake at work. During the night, a mysterious creature follows his footsteps. But soon the tedious routine of the harbor is broken by the arrival of a new guard. Meanwhile, his brother’s visit makes Justino remember the life in the forest, from where he left twenty years ago. Between the oppression of the city and the distance of his native village in the forest, Justino can no longer endure an existence without place.

In Tukano, Portuguese with English Subtitles

STRAY – Virtual Screening

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar, and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allows us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar, and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.