THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2022 - LIVE ACTION
22., 28., 29. and 30.3. 2022
Spring is coming and it brings melting of the stone-cold snow, flower blossoming and sunny afternoons. iShorts is also waking up from hibernation and will traditionally start this year´s season with a block of short animated and live action films nominated for the prestigious Oscars. Five animated and five live action films from around the world, the narrowest film selection that The American Film Academy designates as the last year´s best. You must not miss it!
Ala Kachuu - Take and Run (SWITZERLAND)
Director: Maria Brendle | Producers: Nadine Lüchinger, Flavio Gerber |
Star: Alina Turdumamatova, Nurbek Esengazy Uulu, Madina Talipbek |
Year: 2020 | Length: 38 min | Live Action |
Sezim, 19 years old, wants to fulfill her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men and taken to the 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.
On My Mind (DENMARK)
Director: Martin Strange-Hansen | Producers: Christian Junget Madsen, Kim Magnusson, Martin Strange-Hansen |
Star: Rasmus Hammerich, Camilla Bendix, Ole Boisen |
Year: 2021 | Length: 18 min | Live Action |
Henrik 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 (USA)
Director: KD Davila | Producers: Marc Mounier, Diego Najera, Levin Menekse |
Star: Erick Lopez, John Alton, Doreen Calderon |
Year: 2020 | Length: 19 min | Live Action |
In the not-so-distant future, Mateo (20s, Latino) 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 some kind of 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 (POLAND)
Director: Tadeusz Lysiak | Producer: Maciej Ślesicki |
Star: Anna Dzieduszycka, Dorota Pomykala, Szymon Piotr Warszawski |
Year: 2020 | Length: 30 min | Live Action |
Lust, sexuality and physicality. These are the deepest desires 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 (UK)
Director: Aneil Karia | Producer: Tom Gardner |
Star: Riz Ahmed, Sudha Bhuchar, Nikkita Chadha |
Year: 2020 | Length: 12 min | Live Action |
Riz and his family are in the middle of 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 poignant poetic cry from the heart.
Total length of the screening 117 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.