Library Presents 38th Academy Award Short Film Festival

The 38th annual Academy Award Short Film Festival, presented by Wichita Public Library, runs March 2-9, 2024 at library locations around Wichita. Each year, the Library screens the nominated short films in the live action, animation and documentary categories.

Here’s the schedule:

  • March 2: All Day Screening @ Advanced Learning Library (711 W. 2nd St.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • March 3: Animation & Live Action @ Alford Branch Library (3447 S. Meridian), 1:15-4:45 p.m.
  • March 5: Animation & Live Action @ Advanced Learning Library (711 W. 2nd St.), 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • March 7: Documentaries @ Advanced Learning Library (711 W. 2nd St.), 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • March 8: Documentaries @ Rockwell Branch Library (5939 E. 9th St.), 1-5 p.m.
  • March 9: All Day Screening @ Advanced Learning Library (711 W. 2nd St.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

In 1986, Wichita was one of the first cities in the country to screen nominated short films outside of Los Angeles and New York, thanks to a librarian who wanted residents to have access to these films.

To qualify as a short film for Academy Award consideration, films must be less than 40 minutes. Films are not rated and may not be suitable for all audiences.

The Academy Awards will be televised on Sunday, March 10, 2024. More information is available at

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