Gorton Center - Lake Forest, IL - 2024 OSCAR SHORTS


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Sat, March 2
1:00 pm
- Sun, March 3
9:30 pm

$5 – $25

See all the 2024 nominees at Gorton before Oscar Night


Sat, March 02, 2024 1:00 pm - March 03, 2024 9:30 pm


$5 student ticket, $10 adult ticket, $25/$10 package (admittance to one showing of each short)


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Gorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
400 E. Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

This is your annual chance to view Oscar-Nominated Short Films and then 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. This is the 19th year of Oscar Shorts presented by ShortsTV.  The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 10th 

ANIMATED SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 80 min.)

Not for children under 13, verging on R. This isn’t a family-friendly program – topics include the Holocaust, inferred child sexual abuse, and violent battle scenes.

Our Uniform – Yegane Moghaddam, 7 min., Iran (in Farsi)

Letter to a Pig – Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter, 17 min., France/Israel (in Hebrew)

Pachyderm– Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius, 11 min., USA (in English)

Ninety-Five Senses – Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess, 13 min., USA (in English)

War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko – Dave Mullins and Brad Booker, 11 min., USA


I’m Hip – John Musker, 4 min., USA

Wild Summons – Karni Arieli and Saul Freed, 14 min., UK (in English, narrated by Marianne Faithfull)


LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 134 minutes)

Rated R. Topics include murder, abortion, sexual abuse, and suicide.

The After – Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham, 18 min., UK (in English)

Red, White and Blue – Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane, 23 min., USA (in English)

Knight of Fortune – Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk, 25 min., Denmark (in Swedish/Danish)

Invincible – Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron, 29 min., Canada (in French)

The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar – Wes Anderson and Steven Rales, 37 min., US/UK (in English)


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (to be offered as one program of 140 minutes)

Rated PG/PG-13. Topics include aging, friendship, economic inequality, Taiwanese independence, and book bans.

Island In Between – S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien, 20 min., Taiwan (in English/Mandarin)

Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó– Sean Wang and Sam Davis, 17 min., USA (in Mandarin)

The ABC’s of Book Banning – Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic, 27 min., USA (in English)

The Last Repair Shop – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers, 39 min., USA (in English)

The Barber of Little Rock – John Hoffman and Christine Turner, 35 min., USA (in English)

View the Oscar Shorts trailer here

Live Action Shorts
Saturday, March 2nd & Sunday, March 3rd at 1 pm









Animated Shorts
Saturday, March 2nd & Sunday, March 3rd at 4 pm









Documentary Shorts
Saturday, March 2nd & Sunday, March 3rd at 7 pm

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There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.


Sat, March 2<br>1:00 pm
Sun, March 3<br>9:30 pm
$5 – $25
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Gorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
400 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045 United States