The Oscars are almost here so come out and enjoy a CDFF film tradition! We'll see the Oscar nominated live action shorts and weigh in with our predictions for the 2013 winner.
Live Action Oscar Nominated Shorts (2013)
NR; 114 Minutes
Show Time 6:45pm
View Trailer: http://theoscarshorts.shorts.tv/.
Live Action Program:
- Death of a Shadow
(France and Belgium/Dutch, 20 minutes) - A soldier attempts to ransom his soul from Death and return to the girl he loves. Directed by Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele.
(Canada/English, 21 minutes) - Henry, an elderly concert pianist, undergoes a series of confusing experiences as he searches for his wife. Directed by Yan England.
(USA/English, 19 minutes) - A young man on the verge of committing suicide receives a call from his sister asking him to babysit his niece. Directed by Shawn Christensen
- Buzkashi Boys
(Afghanistan/Persian, 28 minutes) - Two boys in Afghanistan, a blacksmith's son and an orphan living on the streets, dream of winning a popular and fierce polo match. Directed by Sam French and Ariel Nasr.
(South Africa/Somali, 18 minutes) - A boy from a poor Somali village must decide between piracy and life as a fisherman. Directed by Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura.
For those interested in discussion and dessert after the film there are plenty of options nearby.