2015 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action

The shorts...offer a vision of what the Academy Awards should and could be but very rarely are: eclectic, cosmopolitan, scrappy and surprising.

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The 2015 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action

For the tenth consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Jan. 30th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

PARVANEH (Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger) – 25 minutes/Switzerland/Dari and German
BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM (Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney) – 14 minutes/UK/English
AYA (Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis) – 39 minutes/Israel and France/English, Hebrew, Danish
THE PHONE CALL (Mat Kirkby and James Lucas) – 21 minutes/UK/English
BUTTER LAMP (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak) (Hu Wei and Julien Féret) – 15 minutes/France and China/Tibetan
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PARVANEH
Director: Talkhon Hamzavi
Producer: Stefan Eichenberger
Synopsis: A young Afghan immigrant travels to Zurich where she encounters a punk named Emily.
BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM
Director: Michael Lennox
Producer: Brian J. Falconer
Writer: Ronan Blaney
Synopsis: Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for. Raising
their tiny charges, declaring themselves vegetarian and dreaming of running a chicken farm, the two boys are in for a shock when their
parents announce that big changes are coming to the family. Starring Martin McCann, Charlene McKenna, Riley Hamilton and Aaron
Lynch.
AYA
Directors: Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun
Producers: Yael Abecassis, Hilel Rozman, Pablo Mehler
Co-writer: Tom Shoval
Production: Cassis Films (Israel), Divine Productions (France)
Synopsis: Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the
random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.
THE PHONE CALL
Director: Mat Kirkby
Writers: Mat Kirkby and James Lucas
Synopsis: “THE PHONE CALL” follows HEATHER, (played by OSCAR® nominee SALLY HAWKINS), a shy lady who works at a helpline call
centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man (played by Oscar winner JIM BROADBENT) she has no idea that the
encounter will change her life forever.
BUTTER LAMP
Director: Hu Wei
Producer: Julien Féret
Synopsis: A young itinerant photographer and his assistant offer to photograph some Tibetan nomads in front of various
backgrounds.


Runtime
114
Language
English
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