2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action

Film • Feb 23–Feb 28

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Dekalb Elementary

US. 20 minutes. 2017
Director: Reed Van Dyk

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

My Nephew Emmett

US. 20 minutes. 2017
Director: Kevin Wilson, JR.

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

Australia. 13 minutes. 2016
Director: Derin Seale

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.

The Silent Child

United Kingdom. 20 minutes. 2017
Director: Chris Overton

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.

Watu Wote (All Of Us)

Germany. Kenya. 23 minutes. 2017
In Swahili with English subtitles
Director: Katja Benrath

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.