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!
Live Action Shorts Program
A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor. (Dir. by Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson, Denmark, in Danish with subtitles, 23 mins.)
The Voorman Problem
A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god. Starring Martin Freeman. (Dir. by Mark Gill and Baldwin Li, UK, in English, 13 mins.)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre / Just Before Losing Everything
Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works. (Dir. by Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras, France, in French with subtitles, 30 mins.)
Aquel No Era Yo / That wasn’t Me
Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney. (Dir. by Esteban Crespo, Spain, in Spanish with subtitles, 24 mins.)
Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?
Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts. (Dir. by Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari, Finland, in Finnish with subtitles, 7 mins.)
Estimated Total Running Time: 108 min.