FEBRUARY 17 - 23
Presenting the annual program of 5 short films nominated for Best Short Film Live Action at the 2023 Academy Awards.
With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and 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 the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 12th.
An Irish Goodbye
Directors: Tom Berkeley, Ross White
Synopsis: On a farm in rural Northern Ireland, estranged brothers Turlough and Lorcan are forced to reunite following the untimely death of their mother.
Directors: Anders Walter, Pipaluk K. Jørgensen
Synopsis: Ivalu is gone. Her little sister is desperate to find her. Her father does not care. The vast Greenlandic nature holds secrets. The search for Ivalu is on.
ITALY, USA/39 MINS/2022
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Synopsis: From writer and director, Alice Rohrwacher, and Academy Award® winning producer, Alfonso Cuarón, “Le Pupille” is a tale of innocence, greed and fantasy. This live action short is about desires, pure and selfish, about freedom and devotion, and about the anarchy that is capable of flowering in the minds of girls within the confines of a strict religious boarding school at Christmas.
Night Ride (Nattrikken)
Director: Eirik Tveiten
Synopsis: It is a cold night in December. As Ebba waits for the tram, an unexpected turn of events transforms the ride home into something she was not expecting.
The Red Suitcase
Director: Cyrus Neshvad
Synopsis: An Iranian girl decides to remove her Headscarf/Hijab in a life changing situation.