March 18, 2022 to March 21, 2022
2022 Live Action Oscar Shorts
To Be Determined
Live Action Oscar Shorts! See :
On My Mind – Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson, Denmark, 18 min. Henrick 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.
Please Hold – K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse, USA, 19 min. In the not-so-distant future, Mateo is arrested by a police drone without explanation. Finding himself locked in a fully automated jail with no means of recourse, Mateo realizes he’s fallen through a crack in the system. To get out alive, he’ll have to go head-to-head with the labyrinthine, computerized bureaucracy of the privatized American justice system, in search of an actual human being who can set things right.
The Dress – Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki, Poland, 30 min. Lust, sexuality and physicality. These are the deepest desire virgin Julia suppresses while working at a wayside motel. That is until she crosses paths with a handsome truck driver, who soon becomes the object of her fantasies.
The Long Goodbye – Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed, UK/Netherlands, 12 min. Riz and his family are in the middle of a preparing a wedding celebration when the events unfolding in the outside world arrive suddenly on their doorstep. The result is a devastating and visceral feat of filmmaking, and a poignantly poetic cry from the heart.
Ala Kachuu – Take and Run – Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger, Kyrgyzstan/Switzerland, 38 min. Sezim, 19 years old, wants to fulfil her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men and taken to a hinterland. There, she’s forced to marry a stranger. If she refuses the marriage, she is threatened with social stigmatization and exclusion. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately seeks a way out.