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New Release

2022 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action

For the 17th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 25th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 27th-- watch them live at The Roxy!


LIVE ACTION


Ala Kachuu - Take and Run
SWITZERLAND/38 MIN/2020

Director: MARIA BRENDLE

Sezim, 19 years old, wants to fulfill her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men and taken to the hinterland. There, she’s forced to marry a stranger. If she refuses the marriage, she is threatened with social stigmatization and exclusion. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately seeks a way out.

On My Mind
DENMARK/18 MIN/2021

Director: MARTIN STRANGE-HANSEN

Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today, it has to be now. It’s a question of life, death and karaoke.

Please Hold
USA/19 MIN/2020

Director: KD DAVILA

In the not-so-distant future, Mateo (20s, Latino) is arrested by a police drone without explanation. Finding himself locked in a fully automated jail with no means of recourse, Mateo realizes he’s fallen through some kind of crack in the system. To get out alive he’ll have to go head-to-head with the labyrinthine, computerized bureaucracy of the privatized American justice system, in search of an actual human being who can set things right.

The Dress
POLAND/30 MIN/2020

Director: TADEUSZ LYSIAK

Lust, sexuality and physicality. These are the deepest desires virgin Julia suppresses while working at a wayside motel. That is until she crosses paths with a handsome truck driver, who soon becomes the object of her fantasies...

The Long Goodbye
UK/12 MIN/2020

Director: ANEIL KARIA

Riz and his family are in the middle of preparing a wedding celebration when the events unfolding in the outside world arrive suddenly on their doorstep. The result is a devastating and visceral feat of filmmaking, and a poignant poetic cry from the heart.









Duration: 107 min
Released: 2020/2021

New Release

2022 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action

2022 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action