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What we’ll be doing. Movies we’ll be seeing. Thinks we might think. Et. cetera.

2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts

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SHORTSHD_2016_OSCAR_POSTER_USA_250PX_HIGHThis year Bennett Street Films is revisiting our collaboration with the Cowboy Carousel Center (CCC).

Our presentation of the 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts will take place on Sunday, February 21st, 2016. This is the same as last year when we only had one showing of each program. The films will show in the micro-theater inside the CCC.

Online Ticket Purchase

Animated Program – 4PM. Doors open at 3:30PM

Live Action Program – 7PM. Doors open at 6:30PM

Both Programs Bundled for One Purchase


Though the Oscar Shorts are unrated, some of you have asked for basic ratings guidelines for the programs:

Animated – PG (mostly). With one clear 6 minute exception that is likely not suitable for children.

Live Action – R. There are several shorts in this year’s program that parents might want to restrict their children from watching. Also, please remember, some audience members can find it uncomfortable to watch mature content while sitting next to children.

2016 Ballot – In case you’d like to vote and see how you do compared to the Academy judges! Download available with purchase of a ticket or in hardcopy when you show up at the door.


Last but not at all least, please acknowledge and remember to thank the folks at the Cowboy Carousel Center and the publishers of the Buffalo Bulletin. There’s a good chance this wouldn’t be happening without their support.

Iraq Veterans Memorial

Brave New Films is on the edge of something. I’m not a fan of all they produce, some of it is too rushed. And I have other complaints. Some of their stuff is certainly well worth watching. But they are not a movie studio. Nor are they some joker with a webcam and YouTube account. They are somewhere between the two. (Check out Brave New Theaters for even more interesting changes they’re trying to make in the movie world.) Much of what they’ve made in the past year has been as close to democratic movie making as possible. They blur the line between audience and source. Just as YouTube and the web in general has, Brave New Films has blurred the line between content provider and content consumer.

One of their new projects is the Iraq Veterans Memorial.

In the spirit evident in other Brave New Films this is a “moving memorial”, open to input, even video footage, or especially video footage, and other contributions from the general public. Visit their website to learn more.