The Oscar nominated short LIVE ACTION and ANIMATED films, presented as two feature-length programs.
Enjoy on the big screen the short films nominated for the Academy Awards from Best Live Action Short, and Best Animated Short, screening from February 22 before the big day of the Oscars ceremony on March 4.
LIVE ACTION SHORTS DeKalb Elementary, My Nephew Emmett, The Eleven O’Clock, The Silent Child, Watu Wote (All of Us)
The five live-action short films nominated for this year's Academy Awards:
DEKALB ELEMENTARY. (USA, 20 min). Directed by Reed Van Dyk. Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
MY NEPHEW EMMETT. (USA, 20 min). Directed by Kevin Wilson, Jr. In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on true events.
THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK. (Australia, 13min). Directed by Derin Seale. The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control. Starring Josh Lawson and Damon Herriman.
THE SILENT CHILD. (UK, 20 min) Directed by Chris Overton. . Centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
WATU WOTE/ALL OF US. (Germany/Kenya, 23 min). Directed by Katja Benrath. For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab, fostering an atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail. Swahili & Somali language, English subtitles.
Live Action Shorts program:
Thurs: Feb 22 1:15pm Live Action
Fri: Feb 23 – 7:15pm Live Action
Sat: Feb 24 1:15pm Live Action
Sun: Feb 25 – 7:15pm Live Action
Mon: Feb 26 – 7:15pm Live Action
Tue: Feb 27 - 1:15pm Live Action
Wed Feb 28 - 1:15pm Live Action
Screening exclusively at Luna Cinemas Leederville from Thur 22 to Wed 28 February
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