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Library Presents Academy Award® Shorts Film Festival

1/13/2020
Contact: Sean Jones, Wichita Public Library |

The Wichita Public Library will provide free screenings of the short films nominated for Academy Awards February 1-8 at several Wichita Public Library locations.

The following schedule will provide various opportunities for residents to view the nominated short films prior to the 92nd Academy Awards® televised broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 9:

All Categories:

  • Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St.

  • Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St.

Documentaries:

  • Monday, Feb. 3, 4-7:45 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 5, 4-7:45 p.m., Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th St.

Animated & Live Action:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4-7:45 p.m., Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer

  • Thursday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St.

  • Thursday, Feb. 6, 4:30-7:45 p.m., Alford Branch, 3447 S. Meridian

In 1986, the Wichita Public Library made Wichita one of the first cities in the country to let the public view short films nominated in the animated, live action and documentary categories outside of major cities, like New York and Los Angeles.

To qualify as a short film for Academy Award® consideration, films must be less than 40 minutes. The films at the Library's screenings are not rated and may not be suitable for all audiences. Some films may not be available for screening due to rights limitations. For more information, visit wichitalibrary.org/academyawards.

Wichita Public Library provides collections and services that inform, entertain and enrich the quality of life in Wichita. For more information, please visit www.wichitalibrary.org.

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