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Cinematique Presents: The Oscar Nominated Short Films for 2018


From Monday, February 12th, to Wednesday, February 14th, The Oscar Nominated Short Films for 2018 will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Monday, February 12th - Live Action (120 minutes)
Tuesday, February 13th - Animation (90 minutes)
Wednesday, February 14th - Documentary A (4pm) & Documentary B (7pm) (184 minutes total)

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th.

Best Documentary Shorts:
PROGRAM A (Estimated Running Time: 102 minutes)

  • Traffic Stop – Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
  • Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – Frank Stiefel
  • Edith + Eddie – Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wrights

PROGRAM B (Estimated Running Time: 82 minutes)

  • Heroin(e) – Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
  • Knife Skills – Thomas Lennon

Best Animated Shorts:

  • Dear Basketball – Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant
  • Negative Space – Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
  • Lou – Dave Mullins and Dana Murray
  • Revolting Rhymes – Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer
  • Garden Party – Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon
  • Lost Property Office (additional film) – Daniel Agdag
  • Coin Operated (additional film) – Nicholas Arioli
  • Achoo (additional film) – details TBD

Best Live Action Shorts:

  • DeKalb Elementary - Reed Van Dyk
  • The Eleven O’Clock - Derin Seale and Josh Lawson
  • My Nephew Emmett - Kevin Wilson, Jr.
  • The Silent Child - Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton
  • Watu Wote/All of Us - Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen

For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).