Trenton Film Society

Tickets on Sale for Oscar Shorts!

February 23-25, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for our ever popular screening of Oscar-nominated documentary, live action, and animated short films in the run-up to the Sunday, February 26 Oscar awards ceremony!

Back by popular demand, our Saturday Night Double Feature will screen both the animated and live action shorts with a reception during intermission. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be served during the documentary shorts intermission on Thursday and Friday.

Enjoy refreshments and conversation with fellow film lovers while casting ballots for your picks to win the Oscars. Ballots that correctly pick the winners will be entered in a raffle to win passes to the Trenton Film Festival, March 29 through April 2.

See full schedule and film descriptions or click on showtimes below to buy tickets:

Documentary Shorts – Two-Part Program

Joe’s Violin – dir. Kahane Cooperman, US, 24 minutes
Extremis – dir. Dan Krauss, US, 24 minutes
4.1 Miles – dir. Daphne Matziaraki, US, 26 minutes
Watani: My Homeland – dir. Marcel Mettelsiefen, UK, 40 minutes
The White Helmets – dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, UK, 41 minutes

Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm – Buy tickets
Friday, February 24, 7:00 pm – Buy tickets


Live Action Shorts

Sing – dir. Kristof Deák, Hungary, 25 minutes
Silent Nights – dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 minutes
Timecode – dir. Juanjo Giménez, Spain, 15 minutes
Ennemis Intérieurs – dir. Sélim Azzazi, France, 28 minutes
La Femme et le TGV – dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 minutes

Saturday, February 25: 11:00 am – Buy tickets
Saturday, February 25: 3:45 pm – Buy Tickets


Animated Shorts

Borrowed Time – dir. Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, US, 7 minutes
Pearl – dir. Patrick Osborne, US, 6 minutes
Piper – dir. Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer, US, 6 minutes
Blind Vaysha – dir. Theodore Ushev, Canada, 8 minutes
The Head Vanishes – dir. Franck Dion, Canada, 9 minutes
Asteria – dir. Alexandre Arpentinier, France, 5 minutes
Once Upon a Line – dir. Alicja Jasina, US, 8 minutes
Pear Cider and Cigarettes – dir. Robert Valley, Canada/UK, 35 minutes

Important note: PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES will be the last film in the program. It is not appropriate for children. A Parental Guidance warning will screen prior to this short, so that parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theater if they’d like. Other than PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES, the program is acceptable for kids.

Saturday, February 25: 1:45 pm – Buy tickets

Double Feature: Animated and Live Action Shorts

See both programs back to back, with a 30-minute reception during intermission

Saturday, February 25: 6:30 pm – Buy tickets


Tickets Now on Sale for Trenton Film Festival!

March 30-April 2, 2017

Our signature film festival is an exploration of all things cinematic. Unparalleled in its diversity, the festival ranges from narrative and documentary shorts and features to music video and experimental media. A great opportunity to explore a wide breadth of film and engage in lively discussions with filmmakers!

Tickets now on sale! See detailed schedule and buy tickets.


See as many films as you’d like for just $25!
With an all-access pass, you’ll be able to pick up one ticket for each film in the festival.
To see details and buy pass

Regular price tickets: $8

Thursday, March 30
7:00 pm
Kitsune (Guillermo P. Bosch)
Can You Decide (Lu Pulici)
Pop-Up (Stuart McBratney)

Friday, March 31
7:00 pm
Summer Park (Michael Benko)
Jasmine (Dax Phelan)

9:00 pm
Hope St (Elias Ressegatti)
Thresher (Alex Clark)
Stitched (Heather Taylor)
Third Guest (Fraser Watson)
Wicked Conclusions (Phillip G. Carroll Jr.)

Saturday, April 1

12:00 noon
Before Christmas (Chuyao He)
Nobody Dies Here (Simon Panay)
Extra 1104 – The Story of the Rockport Train Wreck (John General)

1:30 pm
Owsia (Darkened Water) (Alireza Dehghan)
Memories of Warsaw (Robert Webster)

3:15 pm
Date Night (Ross Carey)
You Deserve Everything (Goran Stolevski)
Hanging (Nick LeDonne)
Gardening at Night (Shayna Connelly)
Brotherhood (Christian Washington)
Everything We Wanted (Goran Stolevski)

5:00 pm
Aranceri – Battle of the Oranges (Erasmus Talbot)
The Promise (Zeljko M. Mirkovic)

7:15 pm
Equipoise (Gung-Kai Koo)
Mr. Gaga (Tomer Heymann and Barak Heymann)

Sunday, April 2

12:00 pm
Panel discussion – TBD

1:15 pm
Live from the Grave with Dedgar (Walter Skold)
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? (Tomer Heymann and Barak Heymann)

3:45 pm
Selkie (Amy Frear)
Cradle (Zanyar Lotfi)
Honk! Honk! (Lars Fuchs)
The Paper Rose (Nadia Fedchin)
Bombing (Gloria Mercer)
Another Time (Amy Frear)

5:30 pm
Primary Colours (Derek Price)
Nod (Andrew Hunsicker)
Nothing Happened (Ted Schneider)
Lento (B. Stephen Stockwell)
Pasquale’s Magic Veal (D.J. Higgins)

6:30 pm
Closing Night Reception and Award Ceremony