Wichita's 37th annual short film results
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - It's the 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles but here in Wichita, it's the 37th Academy Awards Shorts Program.
Each year the Wichita Public Library hosts screenings for short films nominated for an Oscar. The community comes out for a free viewing and votes on films in three different categories such as animation, documentary, and live action.
Wichita's library was one of the first locations in the country to show these films outside of New York and Los Angeles. "People come to the program from all over the country," Librarian Daniel Pewewardy said. "We have people coming from as far as St. Louis and Oklahoma."
Once the moviegoers watch the films, they fill out a ballot and wait for it to get tallied. The fun is seeing how closely their results match to that of the actual Academy.
According to the library's Communication Specialist Sean Jones, Wichita's picks were Documentary: The Elephant Whisperer; Live Action: an Irish Goodbye; and Animation: The Boy, The Mule, The Fox, and The Horse.
If you haven't already seen the Academy's results for these categories Wichita is three for three as these were the exact same picks for this year's Oscars.