2018 Oscar® Nominated Shorts: Live-Action Program

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This marks the 13th year of the Oscar® nominated short films theatrical experience. Don't miss the only opportunity to watch the nominated shorts before the 90th Annual Academy Awards® on March 4th, 2018.

SIFF is proud to host 2 of the 3 categories - the Animated and Live-Action Programs - which will be featured and screened separately.


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This year's Oscar® nominated live-action short films are:

DeKalb Elementary
Reed Van Dyk | USA | 2017 | 20 minutes 
Steven, a mentally unstable twentysomething, enters an elementary school with a semi-automatic rifle. After he orders the school receptionist, Cassandra, to have the building evacuated, he holds her hostage and instructs her to call 911. With Cassandra as his go-between, Steven tries to navigate the troubled waters he has entered.

The Eleven O'Clock 
Derin Seale & Josh Lawson | Austrailia | 2016 | 13 minutes 
A psychiatrist earnestly tries to help his delusional patient, but his efforts are complicated by the fact that the patient believes himself to be the doctor. With each trying to out-analyze the other, their session spirals out of control.

My Nephew Emmett
Kevin Wilson, Jr. | USA | 2017 | 20 minutes 
In 1955, two white men invade the home of Mose Wright, an African-American preacher in Mississippi, to abduct his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till, who is visiting from Chicago. Emmett has been accused of whistling at a white woman, and Mose knows that his fate will be sealed if the men succeed in taking him.

The Silent Child 
Chris Overton & Rachel Shenton | United Kingdom |2017 |20 minutes 
Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old, is the youngest child in a family who are all hearing. Unable to communicate but about to start school, Libby is assigned a social worker who teaches her sign language. Libby's skeptical parents are reluctant to be involved, however, and pose a potential block to Libby's education.

All of Us (Watu Wote) 
Katja Benrath & Tobias Rosen | Germany, Kenya | 2017 | 23 minutes 
Jua, a Christian living in Kenya, boards a chartered bus to visit a relative and is uncomfortable being surrounded by Muslim passengers. The bus is stopped by the violent terrorist group Al-Shabaab, whose members demand that the Muslims identify the Christian passengers.