A collection of the live action and animated short films nominated for the 2020 Academy Awards - showing this week in our cinemas.
★★★★ "Gripping drama and emotional animation" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
dir. Delphine Girard Belgium | 16mins | 2018
A night. a car. Alie is in trouble. To get by she must make the most important call of her life.
dir. Meryam Joobeur Canada-Tunisia-Qatar-Sweden | 25mins | 2018
Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.
NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB
dir. Yves Piat France-Tunisia | 17mins | 2018
Two young brothers come across a donkey in the desert. Strangly, the animal is wearing headphones over its ears.
dir. Bryan Buckley USA | 22mins | 2019
Two inseparable orphaned sisters, Saria and Ximena, fight against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at Virgen de la asuncion Safe home in Guatemala. Saria follows the events leading up to the tragic fire in 2017 that claimed the lives of 41 orphaned girls.
THE NEIGHBORS' WINDOW
dir. Marshall Curry USA | 20mins | 2019
Alli (Maria Dizzia), a mother of young children who has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband (Greg Keller). But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment.
dir. Daria Kashcheeva Czech Republic | 15mins | 2019
The bond between a father and a daughter is imperiled by matters that go unspoken and hurts that are slow to heal.
dir. Bruno Collet France | 12mins | 2019
An aging painter and his wife struggle increasingly to cope with his advancing dementia.
dir. Siqi Song China-USA | 8mins | 2018
A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?