Part of 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films.
For the 14th 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.
RATING GUIDELINE FOR LIVE ACTION SHORTS PROGRAM: R
(Adult themes and controversial subject matter including imperiled children, murder, and racial violence.)
Catch the awards ceremony on screen right here at the Belcourt at our annual fundraiser, A Red Carpet Evening, Feb 24.
Dir. Vincent Lambe | Ireland | 30 min.
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
Dir. Jeremy Comte | Canada | 17 min.
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer...
Dir. Marianne Farley | Canada | 19 min.
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
Dir. Rodrigo Sorogoyen | Spain | 19 min.
A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.
Dir. Guy Nattiv | USA | 20 min.
Academy Award Winner — A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
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