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2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films - LIVE ACTION

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2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films - LIVE ACTION

For the 13th consecutive year, the Belcourt again presents this very popular program. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action, 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 now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

Catch the Academy Awards (Sun, Mar 4) on screen right here at the Belcourt at our annual fundraiser, A Red Carpet Evening.

Dir. Reed Van Dyk | USA | 20 min.

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

Dirs. Derin Seale and Josh Lawson | Australia | 13 min.

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. WATCH THE TRAILER

Dir. Kevin Wilson, Jr. | USA | 20 min.

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. WATCH THE TRAILER

Dirs. Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton | UK | 20 min.

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action). THE SILENT CHILD centers 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. WATCH THE TRAILER

Dirs. Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen | Germany/Kenya | 23 min.

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. WATCH THE TRAILER

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