THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2012 - LIVE ACTION
For the first time in the Czech Republic at one screening – all the five finalists of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) – Best Live Action Short Film including the winner. At iShorts night, you will have an unrepeatable opportunity to see whether the Oscar went to the right one. The screening of films will be held only once and the places are limited. So it is now or maybe in a year… iShorts and ShortsHD present: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012
Director: Peter McDonald | Producer: Eimear O’Kane |
Year: 2011 | Length: 11 min | Live Action |
When Damian is forced to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish he faces a difficult choice: conform to the status quo or serve an extended ban from his passion in life, football.
Awards: Winner „Best Irish Short Film“ – Corona Cork Film Festival | Winner „Best Short Film“ – Chicago Irish Film Festival | Winner „Best Short Film“ Irish Festa Film, Rome | „Audience Favourite“ – Cine Gael Montreal | „Best Script“ – Fastnet Film Festival, Cork | „Best First Short Film“ – Galway Film Festival | „Best Screenplay“ – 24fps Film Festival, Texas | „Runner Up“ For Christopher & Dana Reeves Award – Williamstown Film Festival
RAJU (GERMANY / INDIA)
Director: Max Zähle | Producer: Stefan Gieren |
Year: 2011 | Length: 24 min | Live Action |
A German couple adopts an Indian orphan in Kolkata. Their child suddenly disappears and they realize that they are part of the problem.
Awards: Winner „Best Short Film“ Brussels International Independent Film Festival | Bronze Medal 38th Student Academy Award 2011 | Winner „Best Foreign Film“ 15th LA Shortsfest 2011 | „Bronze Tadpole“ Plus Camerimage Festival, Student Etudes Competition, Poland | „Audience Award for Best Short Film“ 16th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival | „Special Jury Recognition Award“ and „Special Audience Recognition Award“ 20th Aspen Shortfest 2011 | Winner „Audience Award“ Alcine 41. Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain | Winner „Best Fiction Film“ 31. VGIK International Student Festival, Moskau, Russia | Winner „Golden Lion Special Jury Award“ New Taipei City Film Festival, Taiwan | Winner „Best Director“, „Best Cinematographer“ and „Best Actor“ FilmLabFestival 2011, Brescia, Italy | Winner „International Competition Special Jury Award“ 2011 Golden Lion Film Festival | Winner „Amnesty International Preis für Menschenrechte“ XXS Kurzfilmfestival, Dortmund
THE SHORE (NORTHERN IRELAND)
Director: Terry George | Producer: Oorlagh George |
Year: 2011 | Length: 30 min | Live Action |
„The Shore“ is the uplifting story of two boyhood best friends – Joe (Ciarán Hinds) and Paddy (Conleth Hill) divided for 25 years by the tumult of „The Troubles“. When Joe returns home to Northern Ireland, his daughter Patricia brings the two men together for a reunion, with unexpected results. What happened all those years ago? Can old wounds be healed? The answer is both hilarious and moving. „The Shore“ is about one of the small personal reconciliations that coincide with a national reconciliation.
Awards: „Best Director“ and „Best Actor“ Rhode Island Film Festival | 2nd Prize Palm Springs Short Film Festival | Nominee Best Short Film at The Irish Film and Television Awards
TIME FREAK (USA)
Director: Andrew Bowler | Producer: Gigi Causey |
Year: 2011 | Length: 11 min | Live Action |
A neurotic inventor creates a time machine, only to get caught up traveling around yesterday.
Awards: Winner „Audience Award, Best Short Comedy“ Fort Collins TriMedia Festival | „Honorable mention“, „Jury Award Best Short Film“ Omaha Film Festival | Winner „Best Short“ Route 66 Film Festival | Winner „Short Film Award (Narrative)“ Seattle International Film Festival | Winner „Jury Award Best Short“ Stony Brook Film Festival | Winner „Juror’s Choice Best Science Fiction“ Poppy Jasper Film Festival
TUBA ATLANTIC (NORWAY)
Director: Hallvar Witzø | Producer: Gudrun Austli |
Year: 2011 | Length: 25 min | Live Action |
When seventy-year-old Oskar is told that he has only six days left to live, he wants to put things right with his brother who lives in New Jersey. Inger, a public “death angel” is sent out to help Oscar through his remaining days. A huge horn stands at the edge of the sea, built by the brothers when they were kids. Will its sound cross the Atlantic?
Awards: Winner „Gold Medal Foreign Film“ Student Academy Awards 2011 | Winner Nordic Film Festival | Silver ISFVF Beijing Film Academy International Student Film Festival | Winner „Public Prize Raiffeisen“ Castellincorto Film Festival | Winner „Best Live Action“ Lillehammer Student Film Festival