Submitted by Kate Hart
February 2, 2018 5:36 p.m.
8th Annual Oscar-Nominated Short Films Fest
The opportunity to view what many consider “the cream of the crop” in short films, continues this year in Fernandina Beach, as the 8th Annual Oscar-Nominated Short Films Fest is set for February 16 & 17 at the Amelia Musical Playhouse.
Hosted by Kate Hart, the festival will again feature all 15 films nominated for Academy Awards for Best Animated, Best Live Action and Best Documentary Short Films, shown in four alternating groups of films at the Playhouse, located at 1955 Island Walk Way.
Hart says the film festival she inaugurated and has hosted since its inception, is “a different kind of creative experience, one I have enjoyed sharing with the area’s growing film fan base, and the folks at Amelia Musical Playhouse continue to provide a gracious and enthusiastic venue.”
Since the first Oscar-Nominated Shorts Film Festival in 2011, ticket sales for the festival have grown every year.
“These filmmakers aren’t constrained by the demands of the box office. The short films are usually more compelling, more experimental in their storytelling, and more heart-felt than a lot of feature films. People really respond to them” Hart said.
The screenings February 16 and 17 will include an opportunity for film-goers to pick the films they think will win the Oscar in all three categories. Those who correctly pick the three short films which win Oscars on March 4 will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to an upcoming stage production at the Amelia Musical Playhouse [AMP].
Best Animated Short Films
The five animated short films, plus three animated films of note, will screen on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10a and again at 8p.
Best Live Action Short Films
The five live-action shorts will screen at 8p on Friday, Feb. 16 and again at 4:15p on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Best Documentary Short Films
The five documentary shorts will be shown in two sessions on Saturday, Feb. 17. Group A films will screen at 11:45a and the Group B films will screen at 2:30p.
Admission to each individual screening session is $10; a Film Fan Pass [good for admission to one screening of each group— a total of four film sessions] is $30.
Tickets and passes are available in advance at The UPS Store [located in the Fernandina Beach Publix shopping center]. Any remaining tickets and passes will be available for purchase during the festival at AMP.
For more information about the festival, visit ameliamusicalplayhouse.com. or [email protected]