2021 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Encore Showing!

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Single Program Pricing – $12.00

Three Program Bundle – $30.00

For the 16th consecutive year Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures offer the Academy Award Nominated Shorts Program. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of Oscar-nominated shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th.


ANIMATED SHORTS  (94 minutes)

Burrow Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.); Genius LociAdrien 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 shortlist): Kapaemahu (USA, 8 min.); The Snail and the Whale; (UK/Germany, 26 min.) To Gerard (USA, 7 min.)

Animated Shorts: PG-13. In IF ANYTHING HAPPENS, parents mourn their child, killed in a school shooting. GENIUS LOCI contains some “shi*s” and “f*cks,” 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  (130 minutes)

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.)

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


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 WardSkye 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.)

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.


Virtual cinema is a way to support the Bozeman Film Society and the independent film industry while theaters are closed across the country. New releases are made available directly from the film distributors for you to watch at home. When you purchase a ticket, you will have anywhere from 4hrs -30 days to watch your film, depending on the distributor’s terms. You’ll receive a confirmation email with your purchase, along with instructions for how to view.


The most foolproof way to watch films will be from a computer with the most up-to-date browser and operating system. You may be able to connect to watch on your Smart TV depending upon the type and model and the app you use (Roku, Hulu, Chromecast etc). Here are some ways to connect to TV:

Direct Connection: Computer to TV via HDMI Cable

One way to watch on your TV is by directly connecting your computer to your TV via HDMI cable. Here are guides on how to connect using a Mac and if using a PC. HDMI cables are available on Amazon, Best Buy and from most electronics retailers.

• Simply plug the HDMI cable from your laptop to your TV. (Note: MacBooks need a special adaptor, along with some other “notebook” style laptops such as the Windows Surface).

• Open up your computer’s display settings to “mirror” your screen (usually found in settings > display) You should see your computer screen on your tv as well

• Open the film in your computer’s internet browser and make it full screen.

• Press “play” on your computer. You can adjust the volume on your tv If having your laptop screen open is distracting while watching the film, turn your screen brightness all the way down. You might also want to make sure your computer is plugged in to a power source and that it isn’t set to automatically “sleep” due to inactivity.

How do I watch with Roku or Firestick?

Several film distributors have their own “channels” that you can add to your Roku or Firestick, including Kino Now, Film Movement Plus, and others. For films that are hosted on Vimeo, you can add the Vimeo channel.

• On your home screen, search channels for the appropriate distributor and click “add channel”

•. Not sure who the distributor is for your film? It’s usually listed on the checkout pages for your ticket purchase or in your confirmation email. You can also watch the film trailer and the distributor’s name should be one of the first things you see.

• Go back to your channel list, find the new channel you’ve added, and login (you’ll use the same credentials you used when purchased a ticket)

• Once you’re logged in, find “My Library,” and you should see your film listed there!

How do I cast to my Chromecast?

If you have a Google Chromecast, you can cast a video from your computer or smart device using the following steps:

• Open the movie on your device.

• At the bottom right of the screen you should see the casting icon. It looks like this: casting icon on mobile device

• If you don’t see that icon and you’re casting from a computer in the Chrome browser, you can open the menu in the upper right corner of the window (or the View menu) and select “Cast”.

• Once you select that button, it should give you the option to select a nearby device, so you’d then select your Chromecast. If you don’t see your Chromecast, make sure both devices are on the same wireless network.

You can find more details on the Chromecast website.

How do I cast this to my Apple TV?

You can do that using a method called AirPlay! Here is how to do it:

• Open the movie on your iPhone or iPad

• At the bottom right of the video window you should see the AirPlay icon. It looks like a rectangle with an upward triangle in the middle.

• Once you tap the icon, select “Apple TV” from the list of devices If you don’t see the AirPlay icon, make sure it’s enabled in Settings > General > Airplay & Handoff.

You can also find these instructions and more information on the Apple website.