Oscar Shorts: Live Action

95 minutes14A

Mar 14
Mar 15
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The 2017 Academy Award® nominees for Best Live Action Short Film.

DeKalb Elementary – dir. Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 minutes, English

Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Silent Child – dirs. Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton, UK, 20 minutes, English\ British Sign Language

The Silent Child centres around a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence, until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

My Nephew Emmett – dir. Kevin Wilson, Jr., USA, 20 minutes, English

Based on true events, the film follows a Mississippi preacher trying to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till, from two racist killers out for blood.

The Eleven O'Clock – dirs. Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, 13 minutes, English

The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist and as they each attempt to treat each other, the session gets out of control.

Watu Wote (All Of Us) – dirs. Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, Germany, 22 minutes, Swahili \ Somali

For almost a decade, Kenya has been targeted by Al-Shabaab terrorist attacks. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians continued to grow until December 2015, when Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.