EIFF Presents: Oscar Nominated Shorts (Live Action)
A fundraiser screening for the Edmonton International Film Festival!
Presented by the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF), Shorts HD & Magnolia Pictures! Here’s a unique opportunity to watch ALL of the nominees in a single category at this year’s ACADEMY AWARDS. Be the rock star at the office OSCAR® Pool and enter to win tickets to the 2019 EIFF, coming to Landmark Cinemas this September! The ACADEMY AWARDS take place SUNDAY, February 24th.
The 2019 OSCAR Nominated Short Films in the LIVE ACTION category are…
DETAINMENT | Dir: Vincent Lambe | 30-mins. | Ireland/UK | Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
FAUVE | Dir: Jeremy Comte | 17-mins. | Canada | Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
MARGUERITE | Dir: Marianne Farley | 19-mins. | Canada | An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
MOTHER | Dir: Rodrigo Sorogoyen | 18-mins. | Spain | A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.
SKIN | Dir: Guy Nattiv | 20-mins. | USA | A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada