February 6, 2018 (Detroit)—The Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) presents its most popular series of the year: the Academy Award® nominated short films in live action, animated and documentary categories.

As in previous years, the 2018 Oscar® Shorts program presents all five nominees in both the short animation and live-action categories in one screening, with an intermission between the two sections. Make your picks and see the winners announced when the Oscars® are awarded on March 4. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended, as many of the screenings are expected to sell out.

In addition, and playing separately, the DFT presents this year’s Academy Award® nominated short documentary films. Feature-length documentaries have enjoyed a high profile in recent years, but just as with the live-action and animated short film categories, short documentaries have experienced a rapidly growing base of enthusiasts who love to view them on the big screen.

“The freshness, inventiveness and stunning variety of the Oscar Nominated Short Films have turned the DFT’s annual screenings into a can’t-miss destination for Detroit-area movie lovers,” said Elliot Wilhelm, DIA curator of film programs.

Tickets are $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for DIA members, seniors and students. They can be purchased at dia.org/dft or at the DIA box office.

Schedule for live action and animation nominated shorts:

Feb. 9 and 10, 7 p.m.; Feb. 11 at 1 and 6 p.m.

Feb. 15 and 16, 7 p.m.; Feb. 17, 2 and 7 p.m.; Feb. 18, 1 p.m.

Feb. 23 and 24, 7 p.m.; Feb. 25, 1 and 6 p.m.

March 2, 7 p.m.; March 3, 2 and 7 p.m.; March 4, 1 and 6 p.m.

Schedule for documentary nominated shorts:

Feb. 10, 2 p.m.

Feb. 18, 6 p.m.

Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

Museum Hours and Admission

9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $14 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 62+, $8 for college students, $6 for ages 6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.



Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.