Oscar Live Action Shorts (2022)

2022 Festival

Sat, Mar 5 @ 7:30pm - GPLT

Presented by Rewind Radio and the Prairie Mall, this 2-hour package includes the Academy Award nominees for Best Live Action Short Film. With one film from the US and the other four from Europe, this package provides insights into very different lives. A common theme is isolation and the desire for connection. There is a $50 Prairie Mall door prize to win as well as a prize package worth $164 for being the first person whose ballot is drawn that correctly predicts the Oscar-winning live action short at the Academy Awards on March 27.

Films in this package

On My Mind still

Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today, it has to be now. It’s a question of life, death and karaoke. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2022 for Best Live Action Short Film.

Please Hold still

A young man’s life is suddenly derailed as he finds himself at the mercy of automated “justice.” Nominated for an Academy Award in 2022 for Best Live Action Short Film.

The Dress still

A woman leads a solitary life working as a maid in a motel in rural Poland until she meets a handsome truck driver who gives her hope that the loneliness of her situation could change. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2022 for Best Live Action Short Film.

The Long Goodbye still

Riz and his family are in the middle of preparing a wedding celebration when the events unfolding in the outside world suddenly arrive on their doorstep. The result is a devastating and visceral feat of filmmaking, and a poignant poetic cry from the heart. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2022 for Best Live Action…

Ala Kachuu - Take and Run still

A young Kyrgyz woman is kidnapped and forced to marry. A drama about the desire for freedom in the clutches of a tradition. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2022 for Best Live Action Short Film.