OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTIONInternational | 2013 | 108 mins | Rated R | Short Film
Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 86th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 2!
“Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
And the winners are … Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action Short Films, Animated Short Films, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014 program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.
At the screenings, pick up an “Oscar Shorts Prediction” ballot in the lobby, check off your favorite film, and all those who correctly guess the winners (the winning films will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 2) will be entered into a drawing for two free admissions to the MV Film Center! Winners will be notified the week following the Oscar telecast. Don’t miss your golden opportunity to experience all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films, exclusively at the MV Film Center!
Total Running Time: 108 mins. RATED R (Violence, Language)
· Helium (Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson, Denmark/Danish, 23 min.) – A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor.
· The Voorman Problem (Mark Gill and Baldwin Li, UK/English, 13 min.) – A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god. Starring Martin Freeman.
· Avant Que De Tout Perdre / Just Before Losing Everything (Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras, France/French, 30 min.) – Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.
· Aquel No Era Yo / That wasn’t Me (Esteban Crespo, Spain/Spanish, 24 min.) – Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.
· Do I Have to Take Care of Everything (Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari, Finland/Finnish, 7 min.) – Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts.
Nominated for Academy Award for BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM