Oscar Live Action Shorts

2013 Festival

Thur, May 2 @ 3:30 pm

A package of the five live-action shorts nominated for an Oscar in 2013.

Films in this package


When his wife disappears, Henry desperately searches for her, but strangers seem intent on keeping him from her. Nominated for an Oscar in 2013 for Best Live Action Short.


At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister asking him to look after his nine-year-old niece. Won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short.

Buzkashi Boys

Revered as Afghanistan’s national sport, Buzkashi is a brutal game of horse polo involving a headless goat. Becoming a skilled player of the game is a dream shared by a blacksmith’s son and a street urchin, best friends who struggle to escape their lives in Kabul. Nominated for an Oscar in 2013 for Best Live…


In a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, a young boy must help support his family by becoming a pirate like the older boys in his village or by becoming a fisherman despite his terrible luck at fishing. Nominated for an Oscar in 2013 for Best Live Action Short.

Death of a Shadow

Stuck in a dark limbo between life and death, a deceased solder collects shadows of the dying to buy back his own second chance at life so that he can be with the woman he loves. When he discovers that she’s in love with someone else, the temptation to use his other-worldly powers becomes impossible…