Tibbits Classic Film Series presents 2023 Academy Award Nominated Shorts

This is the only event in the Classic Film Series where tickets are required. The $15 admission gives entry to both sets of films. Tickets are general admission. Concessions including a cash bar will be available for purchase at our Ghost Light Bar in the elevator lobby. The theatre will open 30 minutes prior to showtime with concessions and seating beginning at that time as well.

A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s Oscar-nominated selection of short films! The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 12, so this is your chance to predict the winners!

Tibbits will host a special in-person screening of ShortsTV’s 2023 Academy Award Nominated Short Films in the categories of Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film. Animated films will begin at 4:00pm followed by Live Action films around 6:00pm. *Please note that not all films will be suitable for all audiences.

ANIMATED SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 97 min.)

Important Disclaimer: The Animated program features one adult-oriented title (MY YEAR OF DICKS). As in previous years, we will include a title card that will appear just before this film, which will be the final film in the line-up. The card will stay on screen for 30 seconds so that patrons have time to leave the theater if they choose to. Another animated short, THE FLYING SAILOR, includes some full-frontal nudity of the titular sailor but is otherwise unoffensive (and a really nice film).

  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud, UK, 33 min.
  • The Flying Sailor – Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, Canada, 8 min. *See disclaimer above
  • Ice Merchants – João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano, Portugal/France/UK, 15 min.
  • An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It – Lachlan Pendragon, Australia, 12 min.
  • My Year of Dicks – Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon, USA, 26 min. *See disclaimer above


LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 115 minutes)

  • An Irish Goodbye – Tom Berkeley and Ross White, UK, 23 min.
  • Ivalu– Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan, Denmark, 17 min.
  • Le Pupille – Alice Rohrwacher, Italy, 39 min.
  • Night Ride – Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen, Norway, 16 min.
  • The Red Suitcase – Cyrus Neshvad, Luxembourg, 18 min.


Watch the trailers to the nominations HERE!

Want more information? Listen to Carter Pilcher’s radio interview on WTVB.


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This event generously sponsored:Matthew C. Christopher, DDS, PC