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The Breck Film Fest finishes off February’s expanded Summit Film Society of all the Oscar-nominated short films in three categories on the big screen at the Breckenridge Backstage Theater. The third and final screening features the top Live Action shorts on Tuesday, February 26.  

Only in theaters for a limited time, ShortsTV has presented the Oscar Nominated Short Films theatrical release in cinemas across North & South America, Europe, Russia and China since 2006; these are the fifteen selected as the best short films in three categories - animated, documentary and live action. A perennial hit with audiences around the world, this is a chance to screen this year’s selection of shorts. 

The Summit Film Society’s February 26th line-up of Live Action short films include:  

In Detainment, award-winning director and producer Vincent Lambe tells the story of two ten year-old boys detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today. 

Driven by a passion for skateboarding, Director Jeremy Comte directed his first short documentary at eighteen years old, landing him a world tour with the Banff Mountain Film Festival. His latest, Fauve, has won more than 65 awards in over 125 festivals across the world. Fauve is set in a surface mine where two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought. 

Marguerite tells the story of an aging woman and her nurse who develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past. Canadian director, screenwriter, producer and actress Marianne Farley has a passion for profound yet simple storytelling and bases her experience as an actress to drive decisions she makes as a director.

In Madre (Mother) a single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago. Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen is a multi-award winning director and screenwriter from Spain. 

Acclaimed filmmaker from Israel,Guy Nattiv premiered his first American feature film, Skin, at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival where it won the Fipresci Critic’s Prize. Skin tells the story of a black man who smiles at a 10 year-old white boy across the checkout aisle in a small supermarket in a blue-collar town. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

View the trailer.

Tickets are $12.
*You may also call the Breck Create Ticket Office at 970-547-3100 to buy tickets. Advance seat reservation is highly recommended as space is limited!. Doors open @ 6:30pm, show @ 7pm at the  Breckenridge Backstage Theatre.

Creating unique and independent cinematic experiences, the Summit Film Society (SFS) is a program of the Breckenridge Film Festival. SFS brings quality, educational and independent films to Summit County through monthly screenings (January through August); several months feature special guests designed to allow filmgoers to experience the film in depth. The Summit Film Society is presented year-round with support from Kaiser Permanente ColoradoThe Summit FoundationColorado Creative IndustriesAlpine Bank and The Hearthstone Restaurant.

See you at the movies!