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Oscar-nominated short films screen at Vail Mountain School

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'Boogaloo and Graham" is one of the live-action short films that will screen at Vail Mountain School on Friday, Feb. 13. The film tells the story of two young boys in Belfast, Ireland during the 1970s who discover the facts of life with the help of their pet chickens.
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What: 2015 Oscar-nominated Live Action Shorts screening.

Where: Vail Mountain School.

When: 7;30 p.m. Friday.

Cost:$10.

More information: www.vailfilmfestival.com/screeningseries.

VAIL — The Vail Film Festival presents the final showcase of its Winter Screening Series featuring the 2015 Oscar-nominated Live Action Shorts on Friday, just one weekend before the 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22.

This year’s program spans a wide range of countries including China, France, Israel, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. For the full list of short films and their descriptions, visit http://www.vailfilmfestival.com/screeningseries.

The Oscar-nominated Live Action Showcase screening will take place Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Vail Mountain School. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at http://www.vailfilmfestival.com/screeningseries.

MUCH PRAISE

“We’re excited to bring these rich, compelling short stories to Vail. Critics have been hailing this year as one of the strongest in recent years. The Vail audience will have the opportunity to watch the shorts before they announce the winner on Feb. 22, perfect for a little friendly Academy Awards competition,” said Megen Musegades, Vail Film Festival associate director.

The films include: “Aya,” “Boogaloo and Graham,” “Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak),” “Parvaneh” and “The Phone Call.”

The 12th annual Vail Film Festival, which takes place March 26–29, will showcase over 50 films from around the world, including narrative features, documentaries, short films, student films, environmental films and a family film showcase.

MORE INFO

For festival passes, film screening tickets or more information, visit http://www.VailFilmFestival.com.

The Vail Film Festival is staged by the Colorado Film Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and relies on corporate sponsorships and individual donations to stage the annual event. For sponsorship information, please email sponsor@vailfilmfestival.org or to donate with a 100 percent tax-deductible donation, visit http://www.vailfilmfestival.com/donate.