Contrary to popular belief, the films nominated for Oscars are more than just feature length films featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. There are also several categories highlighting notable short films, and for the past four years, Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) has celebrated the hard work and dedication that goes into making of them. This year at Globe Cinema, you can catch all of the short films nominated for the 2023 Oscars, including several from CIFF 2022. (CIFF films garnered 14 Oscar nominations this year.)
From February 17 to 19, catch one of the six screenings from three different categories: live action, animation and documentary films (there are two screening times for each category). Among the 15 films shown, notable flicks include CIFF 2022 shorts Night Ride (directed by Eirik Tveiten), Ice Merchants (directed by João Gonzalez) and The Flying Sailor, directed by local Calgary filmmakers Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, which won the CIFF 2022 Best Animated Short award.
Cinema-goers can view the films by purchasing ticket packages for a single category ($14) or by purchasing a three-show pass ($36) to see them all.
Check the CIFF website for a full list of all the films and showtimes, and start making your Oscar predictions early.
Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave. S.W., ciffcalgary.ca