THE 2017 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS
ANIMATED & LIVE ACTION
Mar 3- 9
Animated Short Films:
Blind Vaysha – From the moment she was born, Vaysha was a very special girl. With her left eye she can only see into the past, and with her right she can only see the future. The past is familiar and safe, the future is sinister and threatening. The present is a blind spot.
Borrowed Time- A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.
Pearl- Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.
Pear Cider & Cigarettes- The brutally honest story of Robert’s turbulent relationship with a self-destructive, yet charismatic friend from childhood, who cries out for help from a military hospital in China and sets Rob on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.
Piper- A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive.
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS:
ENNEMIS INTERIEURS (THE ENEMIES WITHIN) /FRANCE/28 MINS/ During the 90s, Algerian terrorism reaches France. Two men. Two identities. One battle.
TIMECODE /FRANCE/15 MINS/ Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.
SING /HUNGARY/25 MINS/ The new girl in an award-winning school choir must choose between standing up to a corrupt system or quietly fitting in.
SILENT NIGHTS /DENMARK/30 MINS/ A Danish volunteer at a housing shelter falls for an illegal immigrant.
THE RAILROAD LADY /USA/30 MINS/ A lonely woman develops a bond with a TGV train driver.