OSCAR '20 NOMINATIONS
The Oscars is one of the most know awards in the world, and every year they award short films within three categories; short film (live action), short film (animated) and documentary (short subject).
A lot of the nominated short films are online and free to watch for the public. Below we’ve gathers links to the ones that are available. So go nuts and bing this year’s Oscar nominated short films – Enjoy
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Meryam Joobeur / 25 min. / Canada/Tunisia/Qatar/Sweden / 2018
Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home from Syria to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences.
Nefta Football Club
Yves Piat / 17 min. / France, Tunisie / 2018
In the south of Tunisia, two football fan brothers bump into a donkey lost in the middle of the desert on the border of Algeria. Strangely, the animal wears headphones over its ears.
The Neighbors’ Window
Marshall Curry / 21 min. / USA / 2019
THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW (written & directed by four-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry) tells the story of Alli (Maria Dizzia), a mother of young children who has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband (Greg Keller). But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment
A Sister / Une sœur
Delphine Girard / 17 min. / France / 2018
A night. A car. Alie is in danger. To get by she must make the most important phone call of her life.
Note: the link is only active until Feb. 15th
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Matthew A. Cherry, Everett Downing Jr. and Bruce W. Smith / 7 min. / USA / 2019
Hair Love, an Oscar-nominated animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.
Rosana Sullivan / 9 min. / USA / 2019
Kitbull, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson, reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time.
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
In the Absence
Yi Seung-Jun / 29 min. / South Korea, USA / 2018
When the passenger ferry MV Sewol sank off the coast of South Korea in 2014, over three hundred people lost their lives, most of them schoolchildren. Years later, the victims’ families and survivors are still demanding justice from national authorities.
Walk, Run, Cha-Cha
Laura Nix / 20 min. / USA / 2019
Paul and Millie Cao reunited in California after the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they are rediscovering themselves on the dance floor. By Laura Nix.