CineCulture & Filmworks: Feb. 12-13, Oscar Shorts

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CineCulture & Filmworks: Feb. 12-13, Oscar Shorts

Postby mhusain » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:46 am

CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: Oscar-Nominated Short Films February 12-13

The Oscar-Nominated Short Films celebrate 11 years at Tower Theatre

For the 11th straight year, Fresno Filmworks will present an exclusive Central Valley engagement of The Oscar-Nominated Short Films at the historic Tower Theatre.

For two days only, Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13, Filmworks will screen three full programs of acclaimed short films, representing 14 different countries and 11 different languages, in a red-carpet event. You can see all 15 Academy Award nominees in the animation, live action, and documentary categories, just weeks before the winners are announced.

The Oscar shorts, distributed by Magnolia Pictures and ShortsHD, continue to captivate audiences as the world’s best in short-form cinema. Filmworks will capture the excitement and flare of the Academy Awards with an Oscar-themed photo booth, run by Keith Seaman Photography. Audience members will get a chance to share their night at the Oscars by showing off their outfits on our red carpet.

Committed to collaboration and partnerships with diverse community groups, this year Filmworks has invited more than 300 students from across the city to attend the screenings for free: digital media students from Sunnyside High School and Fresno High School; film studies students from Fresno Pacific University; and CineCulture students from Fresno State.

Tickets to single programs cost $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. A special $15 double-feature ticket is available for any two programs. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Tower Theatre box office.

Show times:

Live Action (rated PG-13) on Friday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m.;
Animation (rated PG) on Friday, Feb. 12 at 8:30 p.m.;

Animation (rated PG) on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.;
Live Action (rated PG-13) on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m.;
Documentary (rated R) on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.;

Visit for full details, including a synopsis of each nominated short film.
Community sponsors for the event are: The Tower Theatre; Rogue Festival; Keith Seaman Photography; The Fresno Bee; Jewel FM 99.3; Vida en el Valle; and Stella Artois.

Founded in 2002, Fresno Filmworks is your local source for independent film. Through its monthly film series and the annual Fresno Film Festival, the all-volunteer nonprofit strives to cultivate a deeper appreciation of cinema, a greater understanding of the world’s cultures, and a meaningful movie experience that cannot be found at the commercial multiplex.

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.
CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.
Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance to your participation.
For further information about CineCulture:
Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at
Julian Srey (Club President) at

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