Oscar Shorts 2014
Oscar Nominated Short Films (Various countries, 2013, 215 minutes total, films range from 6 minutes to 30 minutes each)
These are ten short films that have been nominated for an Academy Award for either Best Short Live Action or Best Short Animated Film of 2014, and this is your chance to see them before Oscar night (March 2nd). We will be showing 5 animated and 5 live action films. The animated films are: Feral, Get a Horse (which creatively combines an early Mickey Mouse black and white cartoon with the latest full-color, CG filmmaking), Mr. Hublot, Possessions, and Room on a Broom. The live action films are: That Wasn’t Me, Just Before Losing Everything, Helium, Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything, and The Voorman Problem.
*Come to our special viewing and vote on which shorts you think will win the Oscars! Whoever guesses correctly will win a prize!*
Feral (Directors Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden) Synopsis: A wild boy who has grown up in the woods is found by a hunter and returned to civilization.
Get a Horse! (Directors: Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim) Synopsis: Mickey Mouse and his friends are enjoying a wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows up with plans to ruin their day.
Mr. Hublot (Directors: Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares) Synopsis: The eccentric, isolated Mr. Hublot finds his carefully ordered world disrupted by the arrival of Robot Pet.
Room on the Broom (Directors: Max Lang and Jan Lachauer) Synopsis: A genial witch and her cat are joined on their broom by several friends as they set off on an adventure.
Live Action Shorts
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” (Directors: Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari) Synopsis: Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts.
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything) (Directors: Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras). Synopsis: Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me) (Director: Esteban Crespo). Synopsis: Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.
The Voorman Problem (Directors: Mark Gill and Baldwin Li). Synopsis: A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god.
Helium (Directors Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson). Synopsis: A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor.