Academy Award® Nominated Short Films

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Academy Award® Nominated Short Films
Levitt Auditorium / Reservations required*

All four Oscar® Short Programs have reached capacity.
      We are unable to accept reservations for the capacity screenings nor
are we able to re-screen the programs. Doors will open one-half hour
prior to the capacity screenings and we'll begin a waiting list for any
unclaimed seats at that time.

     We apologize for any inconvenience

New to the Art Center in 2013: three nights of Academy Award® nominated short films!
Use the links below to see the film titles and descriptions. Audiences will vote for their favorite films
each night and winners will be announced on the Art Center’s website.

Documentary Program
Friday, February 8 / 6:30 pm and Sunday, February 10 / 12:30 pm
(Please note: this program runs 3 hours, 13 minutes)

Animation Program
Friday, February 15 / 6:30 pm

Live Action Program
Friday, February 22 / 6:30 pm

Snow date for any of the above programs:
Sunday, February 24 / 1 pm
If a film is canceled due to inclement weather, it will be posted on the Art Center’s homepage.


*Space is limited; we are at capacity for all three screenings.