Live-Action Short Program

  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
  • Hours | Directions

  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Hours | Directions

The Academy Award® Nominated Live-Action Short Film Programs will be
screened in Levitt Auditorium. Space is limited and all programs are now at capacity.

Running time for the Live-Action program: 113 minutes

Thursday, February 20 / 6:30 pm - AT CAPACITY; Any unclaimed seats may be taken at the start of the program.
Sunday, February 23 / 1:30 pm - AT CAPACITY; Any unclaimed seats may be taken at the start of the program.



  • Aquel No Era Yo
    (That Wasn't Me), 2012

    Esteban Crespo
    23 minutes / not rated

    Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.


  • Avant Que De Tout Perdre
    (Just Before Losing Everything), 2012

    January 30 — May 7, 2010
    30 minutes / not rated

    Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.


  • Helium, 2013

    Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
    23 minutes / not rated

    A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor.


  • Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa?
    (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?), 2012

    Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
    7 minutes / not rated

    Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her effort.


  • The Voorman Problem, 2013

    Mark Gill and Baldwin Li
    13 minutes / not rated

    A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god.



Documentary Program

Animation Program