The Lighthouse International Film Society is excited to bring cutting-edge, award-winning films that you can enjoy from your home. Our Lighthouse International Virtual Cinema series will include films, Q&As and more. So snuggle up, grab the popcorn and let's watch some movies! An email confirmation will be sent to you after purchasing tickets with the viewing instructions.

The Lighthouse International Film Society Presents: The 2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts

Two ways to enjoy the 2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts- in person or virtually. Each of the series can be purchased separately.

In Person Screenings:
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
Friday, April 9th Live Action Shorts @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 10th Documentary Shorts @ 7:30
Thursday, April 15th. Live Action Shorts @ 7:30
Friday, April 16th. Documentary Shorts @ 7:30
Tickets per screening - $12 LIFS Members - $6
Please note: Masks and social distancing required at all times.
Click here to purchase In Person tickets

Virtual Cinema:
April 2-23rd. Animation, Live Action Shorts & Documentary
Tickets per screening - $12 or $30 for all 3
Click here to purchase Virtual Cinema tickets
Virtual cinema tickets allow patrons to view films up to 30 days after purchase.
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Live Action Shorts
Available In-Person and Virtually
Friday, April 9th Live Action Shorts @ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 15th. Live Action Shorts @ 7:30

The Oscar-nominated Live Action Shorts Program will include:

Feeling Through (USA): A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a Deaf/Blind man.

The Letter Room (USA): When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner's deeply private life.

The Present (Palestine): On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?

Two Distant Strangers (USA): In Two Distant Strangers, cartoonist Carter James' repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again.

White Eye (Israel): A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.

Running Time : 133

Documentary Shorts
In Person and Virtually
Saturday, April 10th Documentary Shorts @ 7:30
Friday, April 16th. Documentary Shorts @ 7:30

The Oscar-nominated Documentary Shorts Program will include:

A Love Song for Latasha - dir. Sophia Nahli Allison (USA) The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central, Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city's 1992 civil uprising.

Do Not Split - dir. Anders Hammer (USA/Norway) Told from within the heart of the Hong Kong protests, Do Not Split beings in 2019 as a proposed bill allowing the Chinese government to extradite criminal suspects to mainland China escalated protests throughout Hong Kong. Unfolding across a year, Do Not Split captures the determination and sacrifices of the protesters, the government's backlash, and the passage of the new Beijing-backed national security law.

Hunger Ward - dir. Skye Fitzgerald (USA,). Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they try to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine.

Colette - dir. Anthony Giacchino (France/Germany/USA). Nazi occupied France. Resistance took courage. Seventy-five years later, facing one's ghosts may take even more.

A Concerto Is a Conversation - dirs. Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, ). A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer track his family's lineage through hi 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Running Time 136 minutes

Animated Shorts
Available virtually only
30 Days to View

The Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts Program will include:

Burrow (USA): A young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue what she's doing. Rather than reveal to her neighbors her imperfections, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble.

Genius Loci ( France): One night, Reine, a young loner, sees among the urban chaos a moving oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.

If Anything Happens I Love You (USA): Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.

Opera (USA): Opera is a massive 8K size animation installation project which portrays our society and history, which is filled with beauty and absurdity.

Yes-People (Iceland): One morning an eclectic mix of people face the everyday battle, such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.

The program will also include additional animated films from the Oscar shortlist as bonus material, including:

The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany)
Kapaemahu (USA)
To Gerard (USA)

Running time : 100 min

Thank you to our Oscar Nominated Shorts sponsors - Willow Graphics, LBI Dreammakers, Firefly Gallery, Wally's and LBIF.


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New York CAT Festival - March 8 - March 15
Minari - Feb. 12-25th
Horse Latitudes - Feb. 11th-18th
Two of Us - Feb. 5th-25th
Some Kind of Heaven - January 15 - February 15th
Big vs Small - January 7 to 11th


Bastards' Road - Dec. 16th- Dec. 18th
Crock of Gold - December 4-15th
Zappa - Nov. 27th - December 5th
Army of Lovers in the Holy Land - Nov. 19th- Nov. 22nd
Collective - Nov. 20th- December 3rd
Team Marco - August 21
Stage Mother - August 21
The Tobacconist - July 10 - 30th
Shirley - late July
Lucky Grandma - 5/22
The Painter and the Thief - 5/22
Spaceship Earth Virtual Screening - May 8
Pop Aye - March 21 - Screening cancelled
Roll Red Roll - April 3 - Screening cancelled
Birds of Passage - March 7th
Linda Ronstadt:The Sound of My Voice - Feb. 15, 2020
Oscar Nominated Shorts Series - Feb, 7th & Feb. 8th


Wild Rose - Dec 13th
Emocean - Nov 30
Honeyland - Nov. 2
Saving Sea Turtles - October 12
Never Look Away - September 20, 2019
Grand Cru - August 22
The Biggest Little Farm - August 16
MidNight Family - August 6th
Modified - July 18th
The Providers - March 9, 2019
Andy Irons: Kissed by the Gods - April 6
Back to Burgundy - February 15, 2019