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By Scott Roberto / January 23, 12:00 AM
High 5: Winter Film Festivals
Still from Corsage (2022) by Marie Kreutzer


Head to your favorite art houses for these fascinating lineups of prestigious cinema


Black History Month Film Festival: The Boston Globe sponsors the third year of this online lineup of movies that celebrates the lives and culture of Black Americans all February long. Enjoy both new and vintage works, as well as discussions by panels of filmmakers and Globe writers and editors.


Boston SciFi Film Festival: The 48th edition takes over the Somverville Theatre February 15–20 and features such highlights as special workshops and panels, the Time Traveler's Ball celebrating the 60th anniversary of "Dr. Who" on February 15 at 9 p.m., an Asimov's Robots game night on February 16 and a 24-hour closing film marathon February 19 & 20 from noon to noon. In between, enjoy about 30 full-length and 75 short films both in person and online.


2023 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live ActionAnimated & Documentary: While the lineups and dates have yet to be announced, this 18th annual rundown of Academy Award-deserving works running at Brookline’s beloved Coolidge Corner Theatre in February often highlights the next generation of talent alongside veteran filmmakers.

Four Contenders: The Academy Award for Best International Feature: Speaking of prize-worthy, get a look at the Museum of Fine Arts' picks for some of the best foreign films of last year from February 16–19. Entries include features from Austria (pictured), South Korea, Poland (Oscar nominee EO) and France. 


The Bugs Bunny Film Festival: Just in time for school vacation week, the Brattle in Harvard Square becomes home to this delightful tradition beginning February 17. Enjoy the timeless adventures of Bugs, Taz and the rest of the Warner Bros. gang, with a completely new lineup scheduled for the final weekend of matinees from February 24–26.

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