THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2021 - LIVE ACTION
After the forced break, iShorts returns to your cinemas! The new season opens with glamour – Oscar glamour. As in previous seasons, we’re presenting all eight Academy Award nominees in the short film category. Of course, including the winners: Two Distant Strangers (live action) and animated If Anything Happens I Love You (animation). Get carried away by this two-part selection of Oscar selection finally on the silver screen again!
THE PRESENT (Palestine)
Director: Farah Nabulsi | Producer: Ossama Bawardi |
Star: Saleh Bakri, Maryam Kanj, Mariam Basha |
Year: 2020 | Length: 25 min | Live Action |
On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?
FEELING THROUGH (USA)
Director: Doug Roland | Producers: Doug Roland, Susan Ruzenski, Phil Newsom, Luis Augusto Figueroa |
Star: Steven Prescod, Robert Tarango, Francisco Burgos |
Year: 2019 | Length: 19 min | Live Action |
FEELING THROUGH, the first film to feature a DeafBlind actor in a lead role, is a coming-of-age story that follows Tereek, a teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash when he encounters Artie, a DeafBlind man in need of assistance getting to a bus stop. Out of an awkward meeting between strangers emerges an intimate bond, and a journey that forever changes Tereek.
TWO DISTANT STRANGERS (USA) - THE OSCAR WINNER
Directors: Travon Free, Martin Desmond Roe | Producers: Joey Bada$$, Andrew Howard, Zaria |
Star: Joey Bada$$, Andrew Howard, Zaria |
Year: 2020 | Length: 29 min | Live Action |
In TWO DISTANT STRANGERS, cartoonist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again.
WHITE EYE (Israel)
Director: Tomer Shushan | Producers: Shira Hochman, Kobi Mizrahi |
Star: Daniel Gad, Dawit Tekelaeb, Reut Akkerman |
Year: 2019 | Length: 2020 min | Live Action |
A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.
THE LETTER ROOM (USA)
Director: Elvira Lind | Producer: Sofia Sondervan |
Star: Oscar Isaac, Alia Shawkat, Brian Petsos |
Year: 2020 | Length: 33 min | Live Action |
When an empathetic corrections officer gets transferred to the prison’s letter room, he soon finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row.
Total length of the screening 130 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.