Oscar Nominated Shorts 2018: live action
18:00 – 2018-03-14 – Cinema – 8 / 10 zł
We invite you to a screening of live action films, which this year were selected for the race with the highest number of votes of members of the American Film Academy.
Already in the 1930s, the importance of short films for world cinematography was appreciated, rewarding its best creators with an Oscar statuette. This category functions to this day – the best short feature films, documentaries and animated films win prizes.
- DeKalb Elementary, dir. Reed Van Dyk / USA, 2016 / 21 min
Steven, a mentally unstable twentysomething, enters an elementary school with a semi-automatic rifle. After he orders the school receptionist, Cassandra, to have the building evacuated, he holds her hostage and instructs her to call 911. With Cassandra as his go-between, Steven tries to navigate the troubled waters he has entered.
- The Eleven O’Clock, dir. Derin Seale / Australia, 2016 / 13 min
A psychiatrist earnestly tries to help his delusional patient, but his efforts are complicated by the fact that the patient believes himself to be the doctor. With each trying to out-analyze the other, their session spirals out of control.
- My Nephew Emmett, dir. Kevin Wilson Jr. / USA, 2017 / 20 min
In 1955, two white men invade the home of Mose Wright, an African-American preacher in Mississippi, to abduct his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till, who is visiting from Chicago. Emmett has been accused of whistling at a white woman, and Mose knows that his fate will be sealed if the men succeed in taking him.
- The Silent Child, dir. Chris Overton / Great Britain, 2017 / 20 min
Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old, is the youngest child in a family who are all hearing. Unable to communicate but about to start school, Libby is assigned a social worker who teaches her sign language. Libby’s skeptical parents are reluctant to be involved, however, and pose a potential block to Libby’s education.
- Watu Wote/All of Us, dir. Katja Benrath / Germany, 2017 / 22 min
ua, a Christian living in Kenya, boards a chartered bus to visit a relative and is uncomfortable being surrounded by Muslim passengers. The bus is stopped by the violent terrorist group Al-Shabaab, whose members demand that the Muslims identify the Christian passengers.
Total running time: 96 min
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