2017 Oscar® Nominated Shorts: Live-Action Program
February 10 - March 2, 2017
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event | Ends Mar 2
This marks the 12th year of the Oscar® nominated short films theatrical experience. Don't miss the only opportunity to watch the nominated shorts before the 89th Annual Academy Awards® on February 26th.
SIFF is proud to host 2 of the 3 categories - the Animated and Live Action Programs - which will be featured and screened separately.
This year's Oscar® nominated short films are:
Selim Azzazi | France | 2016 | 28 minutes
An interview at a local police station turns into an inquisition during which a French-Algerian born man sees himself accused of protecting the identities of possible terrorists. This close-up on France's troubled history with its former colonies has one man controlling the fate of another with the stroke of a pen during a turbulent period in the 1990s.
La Femme et le TGV
Timo von Gunten & Giacun Caduff | Switzerland | 2016 | 30 minutes
Elise Lafontaine has a secret routine. Every morning and evening for many years, she has been waving at the express train that passes her house. One fateful day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. She engages in a promising correspondence through poetic and thoughtful letters - two anonymous writers sharing their world with each other... until the day the train line gets cancelled. The story is inspired by true events and stars César Award nominee Jane Birkin.
Aske Bang & Kim Magnusson | Denmark | 2016 | 30 minutes
Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter and falls in love with the illegal immigrant Kwame. Both live a hard life. Kwame finds comfort in Inger's arms, but says nothing about his family and children in Ghana. When his daughter becomes ill, he is forced to steal money from the homeless shelter to pay the hospital bill. Inger believe his lie about the theft, and when Kwame moves in with Inger they are happy for a while... until the day when Kwame's mobile phone reveals everything about his life in Ghana.
Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Live-Action Short Film.
Kristof Deak & Anna Udcardy | Hungary |2016 | 25 minutes
Zsofi is struggling to fit in at her new school - singing in the school's famous choir is her only consolation, but the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is. It will take Zsofi and her new friend Liza to uncover the cruel truth.
Juanjo Gimenez | Spain | 2016 | 15 minutes
Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.
|Running Time:||132 minutes|