Test your Academy Award predicting abilities on Saturday, Feb 8 at the Oscar Shorts presented by Q99 and the Prairie Mall. Prizes to be won are valued at $700 including $300 in Prairie Mall gift cards!
If you want to dress up in your red carpet finery for the 7:30 show, you could win one of two $50 Prairie Mall gift cards that will be awarded to the most glamorous individuals. A BIG thank-you to Klean-Rite for providing the red carpet! And to Beauchamp Photography for the photo booth! See Facebook for photos from last year’s event.
Cinematically travel the world by seeing all ten Oscar-nominated short films which take place in Africa (Tunisia), Asia (China), Central America (Guatemala), Europe (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, and Ireland), and North America (USA). Two of them are directed by Canadians: Brotherhood which won the Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival; and A Sister (Une Soeur) which was written and directed by Quebec-born Delphine Girard who is based in Belgium where she grew up.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door for $1 more.
Combo Ticket – save money with the Combo Ticket which includes admission to both packages – $20 ($15 students) – or purchase individual tickets:
- Oscar Animated Shorts – rated PG – Saturday, Feb 8 @ 3:00pm, GPLT (Grande Prairie Live Theatre) – $12 ($8 students)
- Oscar Live Action Shorts – rated 14A (Coarse Language) – Saturday, Feb 8 @ 7:30pm, GPLT – $12 ($8 students)
Prizes valued at $700 include:
- $300 in Prairie Mall gift cards
- $130 in Reel Shorts Fest Passes
- $96 in Reel Shorts Film Festival ticket vouchers
- $174 in Cineplex Events tickets valid until Dec 31, 2020. Upcoming events include these Metropolitan Opera productions:
- Sat, Feb 29 @ 10:55am – Agrippina (Handel, Italian w/e.s.t.)
- Sat, Mar 14 @ 10:55am – Der Fliegende Holländer (Wagner, German w/e.s.t.)
- Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:55am – Tosca (Puccini, Italian w/e.s.t.)
- Sat, May 9 @ 10:55am – Maria Stuarda (Donizette, Italian w/e.s.t.)
Oscar Animated Shorts – PG
Presented by Q99 and the Prairie Mall, this 85-minute package includes the 5 films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film (first 2 trailers below) and 4 highly commended films. Click on Oscar Animated Shorts for more information about these films.
Daughter (Dcera) 10+
Czech Republic, 2019, 15 minutes
Sister 10+ (Mature Subject Matter)
China/US, 2018, 8 minutes (Chinese with English subtitles)
Henrietta Bulkowski 5+
USA, 2019, 16 minutes
The Bird & the Whale 10+
Ireland, 2018, 7 minutes
Hors Piste 10+
France, 2019, 6 minutes
Oscar Live Action Shorts – 14A (Coarse Language)
Presented by Q99 and the Prairie Mall, this 108-minute package includes the 5 films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. It is rated 14A. Click on Oscar Live Action Shorts for more information about these films.
Brotherhood 10+ (Mature Subject Matter)
Canada/Tunisia/Qatar/Sweden, 2018, 25 minutes (Arabic with English subtitles)
Nefta Football Club 14+ (Coarse Language)
France/Tunisia, 2018, 17 minutes (Arabic with English subtitles)