The Oscar Shorts Film Festival

  • February 2, 2020
  • Buskirk-Chumley Theater
  • 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 323-3020
  • 2:00 PM & 4:15 PM
  • $8-$10

We will once again showcase the 10 Oscar nominees for Best Short Animation and Live-Action Film at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Here’s a chance to see the films that critics are raving about and predict the Oscar-winners before the Academy Awards on February 9th. And don’t forget to vote – ask for a ballot when you enter the theater. If you pick one of the eventual Oscar winners, you’ll win a complimentary ticket to another film and you might also win Dinner for Two at at one of our fine local restaurants.

Hollywood movies are often impersonal and risk-free — creative decisions are made by lawyers, accountants and algorithms. The Oscar Shorts are a celebration of intimate, personal storytelling. Each filmmaker leaves his or her fingerprints on the material.

Animated Shorts: 2pm
Live Action Shorts: 4:15pm

The Animation nominees are usually kid-friendly but we can only say that with certainty after the nominees have been announced on Jan 13th. Please check back then.

Doors open 30 minutes before each showing. The estimated length of the program is 105 minutes.

The Oscar Shorts Film Festival