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The 2018 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action

Part of the 2018 Oscar-nominated Shorts program.
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For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. 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 and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th.

DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 minutes; Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Silent Child – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton, UK, 20 minutes; 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 – Kevin Wilson, Jr., USA, 20 minutes; In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood.
Based on true events.

The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, 13 minutes; The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

Watu Wote/All of Us – Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, Germany, 22 minutes; For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.

Note that none of these film is MPAA rated but if they were they'd likely be rated R for violence and some language.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 3.10.18 - 3.11.18
Claremont 5, 3.03.18 - 3.04.18
Monica Film Center, 3.02.18 - 3.08.18
NoHo 7, 2.23.18 - 3.07.18
Rated NR
Runtime: 97 min
Language: English