Oscar® Shorts 2019 – english

Shorts Attack in March

2 programs with German Subtitles:

Live Action & Animation


Program 1:

Live Action

Rodrigo Sorogoyen, María del Puy Alvarado
18 min
A single mother gets a call from her seven-year-old son, who is on holiday with her ex-husband in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a reason to be happy, but it soon becomes a terrible nightmare when the boy tells her he cannot find his father.


Jérémy Comte
16 min
Childs play – Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game, with Mother Nature as the sole observer. – Got also screened in the program „Sundance 2019″.


Marianne Farley
19 min
Coming together in different time ages and time codes: 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.


Vincent Lambe, Darren Mahon
30 min
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993.


Guy Nattiv, Jaime Ray Newman
20 min
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.


Programm 2:


Domee Shi, Becky Neiman-Cobb
8 min
A lonely Chinese mother suffering from empty nest syndrome is thrilled to become a parent again when one of her homemade dumplings comes to life. As Dumpling grows, however, the inevitable conflicts between parent and child arise.


Louise Bagnall
Nuria González Blanco
10 min
An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present. So she has to find orientation towards the future.


animalbehaviorbANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Alison Snowden, David Fine
14 min
In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine, five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.


Trevor Jimenez
16 min
After his parents split up, a young boy must adjust to living with his mother during the week and his father during the weekend. Their new routine is difficult on all of the family members, but is especially confusing to the youngster.


One small stepONE SMALL STEP
Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
8 min
Bolstered by the unwavering support of her devoted father, a humble cobbler, Luna Chu grows up determined to become an astronaut. Although she is sometimes daunted by the obstacles she faces, Luna always shoots for the stars.


WishingBox_still01bWISHING BOX
Wenli Zhang, Nan Li
6 min
Strange things happen: When his food-obsessed sidekick monkey is the only one who can use a magic treasure box, a greedy pirate does everything he can to make his wishes of fortune come true. – Enjoy this big fun!


Tweet-Tweet.2bTWEET TWEET
Zhanna Bekmambetova
11 min
Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times  we are scared  or lost we lose balance. When we are  happy and excited  we forget we walk on a rope.  We can even fly! Main characters are girl Luba and her friend Sparrow. Silly Sparrow doesn’t know fear. By playing with him Luba forgets her she is on a rope.

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