First Friday Shorts, a short-film contest, takes place at 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7. $6. A screening of National Theatre Live's performance of Hamlet takes place at noon, Sunday, Jan. 9. $15 general; $10 members. The 2010 Sundance Shorts screens at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12. $8 general; $6 members. Call or visit www.loftcinema.com for more information.