For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Live Action usually runs 2 hours.
Brotherhood – Meryan Joobeur, Tunisia, 25 min.
Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences.
Nefta Football Club – Yves Piat, Tunisia/France, 17 min.
In south Tunisia, two football fan brothers bump into a headphones-wearing donkey in the desert on the border of Algeria. Unaware that two men are waiting for the donkey and its hidden drug stash, the brothers take the animal back home with them.
The Neighbors’ Window – Marshall Curry, USA, 20 min.
The life of a middle-aged woman with small children is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street.
Saria – Bryan Buckley, USA, 23 min.
Inseparable orphaned sisters Saria and Ximena are fighting against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at the Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala when a tragic fire claims the lives of 41 orphaned girls.
A Sister – Delphine Girard, Belgium, 16 min.
An emergency services dispatcher must tap into all her professional skills when she receives a call from a woman in a desperate situation.