The 2019 Live Action Oscar Nominated Short Films.
Mad re – Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado, 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.
Fauve – Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Canada
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer...
Marguerite – Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset, 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.
Detainment – Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, Ireland
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.
Skin – Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, 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.