HIFF to Screen 2018 Oscars-Nominated Short Films at Bay Street Theater

Oscars, Photo: HIFF
Oscars, Photo: HIFF

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) continues its Now Showing series of movie screenings at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor with a rare treat, a chance to watch all of the 2018 Oscar-nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards, which will air on​ Sunday, March 4. There will be two opportunities to catch this double feature event, both on February 24.

The Now Showing series usually features first run, independent, world and acclaimed art house cinema currently in theaters but not showing anywhere on the East End other than these special HIFF screenings at Guild Hall and Bay Street Theater. This time HIFF, with the help of Shorts HD, is screening a dozen featurettes for one epic night of high-quality binging. Watch the compilation trailer here.

Watch the Oscar-nominated shorts at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor (1 Bay Street) this Saturday, February 24. The first program of the night starts at noon with the animated films, and then the live-action films at 1:30 p.m. The second program starts at 5 p.m. with animation, followed by live-action at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for either the animated or live-action Shorts, or $25 for a double feature. The full list of films can be seen below.

Animated Shorts (Rated PG, 83 minutes total):
DEAR BASKETBALL Directed by Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant
NEGATIVE SPACE Directed by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
LOU Directed by Dave Mullins and Dana Murray
REVOLTING RHYMES Directed by Jan Lachauer and Jakob Schuh
GARDEN PARTY Directed by Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon
LOST PROPERTY OFFICE Directed by Daniel Agdag
WEEDS Directed by Kevin Hudson
ACHOO Directed by Lucas Boutrot and Élise Carret

Live-Action Shorts (Rated R, 99 minutes total):
DEKALB ELEMENTARY Directed by Reed Van Dyk
THE SILENT CHILD Directed by Chris Overton and Rachel Senton
MY NEPHEW EMMETT Directed by Kevin Wilson Jr.
THE ELEVEN O’ CLOCK Directed by Derin Seale and Josh Lawson
WATU WOTE (ALL OF US) Directed by Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen

To buy tickets or find out more about the short films being shown, visit hamptonsfilmfest.org.

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