The 37th annual Academy Award Short Film Festival, presented by Wichita Public Library, runs March 4-11 at several locations in and around Wichita. Each year, Wichita Public Library screens the nominated short films in the live action, animation and documentary categories.
Here’s the schedule:
- Saturday, March 4, all categories, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St.
- Sunday, March 5, live action & animation, 1:15-4:45 p.m., Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian
- Tuesday, March 7, live action & animation, 1-4:30 p.m., Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer
- Tuesday, March 7, documentaries, 6-9 p.m., Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove Rd., Derby
- Thursday, March 9, live action & animation, 1-4:30 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St.
- Thursday, March 9, documentary, 5-7:45 p.m., Evergreen Community Center and Library, 2601 N. Arkansas St.
- Friday, March 10, documentary, 10:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St.
- Saturday, March 11, all categories, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St.
In 1986, Wichita was one of the first cities in the country to screen nominated short films outside of Los Angeles and New York, thanks to a Wichita Public Library librarian who wanted residents to have access to these films.
To qualify as a short film for Academy Award consideration, films must be fewer than 40 minutes long. Films are not rated and may not be suitable for all audiences.
The 95th Academy Awards will be televised on Sunday, March 12, 2023. More information is available at wichitalibrary.org/academyawards.