2018 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts

Oscar Prep!

Suggested Ages 15+
Run Time: 
99 mins

The State Theatre is proud to present this Oscar Shorts Films program showcasing the 2018 nominees in the Live Action category.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase.

DeKalb Elementary
Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 minutes

Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Silent Child
Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton, UK, 20 minutes

THE SILENT CHILD centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

My Nephew Emmett
Kevin Wilson, Jr., USA, 20 minutes

In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on true events.

The Eleven O’Clock
Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, 13 minutes

The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

Watu Wote/All of Us
Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, Germany, 22 minutes

For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.