See the Oscar®-Nominated Shorts on February 11!

The Hamptons International Film Festival is thrilled to offer audiences a chance to see the new Academy Award® nominees in the categories of Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film.

For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present this special theatrical experience, which has become a perennial hit with audiences around the world. Don’t miss your only opportunity to watch the nominated shorts before the 8​9th Annual Academy Awards, which will air on​ Sunday, Feb. 26.



February 11, 2017
Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor
Price: $14 Per Screening, $24 Per Program ($12/$20 for HIFF members)
Tickets on sale now!

Program 1
12:00 PM: 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animated (90 MIN)
2:00 PM: 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action (130 MIN)

Program 2
5:00 PM: 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animated (90 MIN)
7:00 PM: 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action (130 MIN)


Nominated films, additional films, and parental warning:

1. BORROWED TIME – dirs. Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, USA, 7 minutes
2. PEARL – dir. Patrick Osborne, USA, 6 minutes
3. PIPER – dir. Alan Barillaro, USA, 6 minutes
4. BLIND VAYSHA* – dir. Theodore Ushev, Canada, 8 minutes
5. THE HEAD VANISHES (additional film) – 9 minutes
6. ASTERIA (additional film) – 5 minutes
7. ONCE UPON A LINE (additional film) – 7 minutes
8. PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES – dir. Robert Valley, Canada and UK, 35 minutes
Important note: PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES, one of the five nominees, will be the last film in the program. An inventively animated first-person narration about a troubled friendship, it includes violence, language, sex, and drug use, and is not appropriate for children. We’ll have a Parental Guidance warning prior to this short, so that parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theater if they’d like. Other than PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES, the program is acceptable for kids.


Nominated Films (running time: 134 minutes, appropriate for ages 15+):

SING – dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 minutes
SILENT NIGHTS – dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 minutes
TIMECODE* – dir. Juanjo Giménez Pena, Spain, 15 minutes
ENNEMIS INTÉRIEURS – dir. Sélim Azzazi, France, 28 minutes
LA FEMME ET LE TGV – dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 minutes

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*These nominated films screened at HIFF 2016.