One of my favorite things to do every year is to go see the Oscar nominated short films, both live action and animated. You can see short documentaries too. I enjoy seeing these more than I do full length movies anymore. They're beautiful, thoughtful, often surreal and well, quite simply poetic. I never cease to be inspired by them.
Last week, the Oscar lists came out and art houses all over the country have already started scheduling showings of all films. In Santa Fe, you can see them at The Screen starting Feburary 1.
Here is the full list of nominees. Usually you buy one ticket for all the animated short nominees (plus two or three "honorable mentions") and another ticket for all the live short nominees. It's well worth it. You can also find some of them on iTunes.