2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films

January 27

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event!
This marks the 12th year of the Oscar-nominated short films theatrical experience.  Don't miss the only opportunity to watch the nominated shorts before the 89th Annual Academy Awards on February 26th. The program - which includes all 15 live-action, animated and documentary shorts - will screen in more than 400 screens across North America.

The short films in this year's program will be announced on January 24th along with the other Oscar nominees so stay tuned!

Tickets will be on sale soon!

Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album

January 27 - 29, 2017

USA | 90 minutes | Scott Freiman

SIFF Film Center | Special Event
January 27- 29, 2017
Director Scott Freiman will be taking questions from the audience via Skype after the screening. In this multimedia presentation, director Scott Freiman transports audiences into Abbey Road Studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques The Beatles used to create the remarkable White Album.

National Theatre Live: Amadeus

February 2

United Kingdom | 2017 | 210 Minutes

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Ocean Waves

February 3 - 5, 2017

Japan | 1993 | 72 Minutes | Tomomi Mochizuki

SIFF Film Center | New Restoration!
Rarely seen outside of Japan, Ocean Waves is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation. Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude vacillates wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships.

Toni Erdmann

Opens: February 10

Germany | 2016 | 162 Minutes | Maren Ade

SIFF Cinema Uptown
A reluctant woman (Sandra Hüller) must spend time with her estranged father (Peter Simonischek) when he comes for a surprise visit. Directed by SIFF favorite Maren Ade (Hedi Schneider Is Stuck), the film has garnered Best Foreign Film awards from both the National Film Critics and the New York Critics Circle.

National Theatre Live: Saint Joan

February 16

2017 | 240 Minutes | Josie Rourke

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
Joan of Arc: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. Gemma Arterton stars in Josie Rourke's electrifying new production of Bernard Shaw’s classic play. Presented LIVE from the stage of the Donmar Warehouse.

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

March 9

2017 | 210 Minutes | Ivo van Hove

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
Ruth Wilson ("Luther," "The Affair") plays the title role in Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove's modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Presented LIVE from the stage of the National Theatre.