Special screening of Oscar Nominated Short Films

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present a special screening of the 2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films

The animated shorts will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. The live action shorts will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.

Tickets are $6 per night. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.


About Oscar Nominated Shorts

The Oscar Nominated Short Films will showcase the live action and animation nominees in two separate theatrical events. Past Oscar winners (including Shawn Christensen, Matthew Modine, Peter Webber and Lucy Walker) will host screening events in their respective genres.

“The audience for premium-quality, short form storytelling is exploding with the growth of ‘Constant Content,'” ShortsHD chief executive Carter Pilcher said in a press release. “Shorts films are in the ‘zone’ for today’s fast-paced movie fans, and audiences this year are in for a treat – the Oscar Shorts this year contain some of the best films they’ll see all year, bar none because the Oscar Shorts is where the REAL ‘American hustle’ is fast underway.”

“2013 Oscar Nominated Short Films” was one of the most successful indie releases in the nation last year, grossing over $2.1 million to date – up 28% from 2012. It cracked 2013?s top 200 grossing films list.

Here’s a complete list of this year’s releases:

Live action short film nominees

“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)” (Director: Esteban Crespo). Synopsis: Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.

“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)” (Directors: Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras). Synopsis: Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.

“Helium” (Directors Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson). Synopsis: A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor.

“Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” (Directors: Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari). Synopsis: Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts.

“The Voorman Problem” (Directors: Mark Gill and Baldwin Li). Synopsis: A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god.

Animated short film nominees

“Feral” (Directors Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden). Synopsis: A wild boy who has grown up in the woods is found by a hunter and returned to civilization.

“Get a Horse!” (Directors: Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim). Synopsis: Mickey Mouse and his friends are enjoying a wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows up with plans to ruin their day.

“Mr. Hublot” (Directors: Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares). Synopsis: The eccentric, isolated Mr. Hublot finds his carefully ordered world disrupted by the arrival of Robot Pet.

“Possessions” (Director: Shuhei Morita). Synopsis: A man seeking shelter from a storm in a dilapidated shrine encounters a series of household objects inhabited by goblin spirits.

“Room on the Broom” (Directors: Max Lang and Jan Lachauer). Synopsis: A genial witch and her cat are joined on their broom by several friends as they set off on an adventure.