Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts
Fri & Sat February 9 & 10, 7:30 PM; Sun February 11, 2:00 PM; Thu March 1, 7:30 PM
Note to parents: consider the live-action shorts program rated R for violence and some language.
DEKALB ELEMENTARY USA/20MINS/2017
Director: Reed Van Dyk
Writer: Reed Van Dyk
Producers: Reed Van Dyk, Cory Desrosiers, Christopher Leavins, Enrique Diaz, Morgan Peterson and Ricardo Ramirez
Synopsis: Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia
MY NEPHEW EMMETT USA/20MINS/2017
Director: Kevin Wilson, JR.
Producer: Kevin Wilson, JR.
Synopsis: In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood.
Based on true events.
THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK AUSTRALIA/13MINS/2016
Director: Derin Seale
Producers: Josh Lawson and Karen Bryson
Synopsis: The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the
session gets out of control.
THE SILENT CHILD UK/20MINS/2017
Director: Chris Overton
Writer: Rachel Shenton
Producers: Rebecca Harris, Danny Ormerod and Julie Foy
Synopsis: THE SILENT CHILD centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family
and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
WATU WOTE/ALL OF US GERMANY & KENYAN/23MINS/2017
Director: Katja Benrath
Producers: Tobias Rosen, Bramwel Iro and Matrid Nyagah
Synopsis: For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust
between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.