february, 2020

05feb6:15 pm8:00 pm2020 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORTS: Live Action… presented by EIFF

Event Details

Rating: 14A (Coarse Language) | Length: 105-mins. | TRAILER: https://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts/

TIX $15/Everyone: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5 @ 6:15pm

No passes/coupons accepted.  This is a FUNDRAISER for EIFF.

The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF), Shorts HD & Magnolia Pictures present the

OSCAR® Nominated Short Films in all three (3) categories — Animation, Live Action & Documentary.  This is your opportunity see ALL of the nominees in each category BEFORE the Academy Awards on SUNDAY, February 9 (and be the rock star at the office OSCAR® pool). Proceeds from the OSCAR® Nominated Short film programs supports this year’s EIFF (September 24 to October 3, 2020). 

The 2020 OSCAR® Nominated Shorts in the LIVE ACTION category are


Dir: Delphine Girard | 16-mins. | Belgium

A night.  A car.  Alie is in danger.  To get by she must make the most important phone call of her life.  French with English subtitles.


Dir: Meryam Joobeur | 25-mins. | Tunisia, Canada, Qatar, Sweden

Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife.  Arabic with English subtitles.


Dir: Marshall Curry | 20-mins. | USA

Alli is a mother of young children, frustrated with her daily routine and husband.  But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited, twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers she can see into their apartment.  Official selection at the 2019 Edmonton International Film Festival!


Dir: Bryan Buckley | 23-mins. | USA

Inseparable orphaned sisters Saria and Ximena, are fighting against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at the Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala – then they attempt to escape in the night.  Based on events which occurred in 2017.  Spanish with English subtitles.


Dir: Yves Piat | 17-mins. | France, Tunisia, Algeria

Two young brothers come across a donkey in the desert.  Strangely, the animal wears headphones over its ears and is carrying bags full of a white powder on its back.  Arabic with English subtitles.


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