Oscar Live Action Shorts (2017)

2017 Festival

Sat, Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

This 130-minute package includes the 5 films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2017. Four are foreign-language films with English subtitles: Hungarian, Spanish, and two French films.

Sing (Mindenki)

Inspired by a true story, a young girl in Budapest joins her new school’s choir, but soon realizes that the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher she appears to be. Nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for Best Live Action Short. Facebook page Website Trailer

Silent Nights

While volunteering at a homeless shelter in Copenhagen, a young woman falls in love with an illegal immigrant, but there are things he hasn’t told her and one day she discovers the truth. Nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for Best Live Action Short. Trailer

Timecode

A young woman works the day shift as a parking lot security guard; a young man works the night shift. Every day they greet each other as one finishes a 12-hour shift and the other begins. Then she notices something and leaves him a note with a timecode written on it. Nominated for an Oscar…

Enemies Within (Ennemis intérieurs)

A French-Algerian born man faces more than bureaucratic red tape when he tries to regain the French citizenship he had at birth. With the stroke of a pen, the man interviewing him can give it to him, but at what cost? Nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for Best Live Action Short. Trailer

La Femme et le TGV

For many years, a woman has waved at the express train that passes her house every morning and evening. While mowing the lawn, she finds a letter from the conductor that he tossed from the speeding train. She mails a response and so starts a correspondence between them that brightens her lonely life. Inspired by…