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by Dianna Ranere

ShortsHD 2017 Oscar® Nominated Short Films #OSCARSHORTS

For over a decade, ShortsHD has proudly brought the Oscar Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe. This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films across Live Action, Animation and Documentary, and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen.

ShortsHD 2017 Oscar® Nominated Short Films

The 2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films will be released in theaters on February 8th, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated short films before the Oscar Awards ceremony on February 26th.

In 2016, the Oscar® Nominated Short Films earned over $2.8 million at the worldwide box office, nearly doubling from just a few years prior.

LIVE ACTION

ENNEMIS INTÉRIEURS

Country of origin: France

Language: French

Directed by:Sélim Aazzazi

TRT: 28

In the 1990s, as the Algerian civil war rages and terrorists infiltrate France, a French police officer of Algerian descent conducts a rancorous interview with a French-born Algerian man seeking naturalization.

 

LA FEMME ET LE TGV

Country of origin: Switzerland

Language: French

Directed by:Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff

TRT: 30

Elise has been waving at the express train as it passes by her home every day for three decades. A letter from the train’s conductor begins a correspondence between the two, and when the train is detoured to another route, Elise goes in search of her man.

 

SILENT NIGHTS

Country of origin: Denmark

Language: Danish | Akan  | English

Directed by: Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson

TRT: 30

 

Young Danish woman Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter in Copenhagen, where she meets and falls in love with Kwame, an undocumented immigrant from Ghana. The couple builds a life together, but a devastating secret from Kwame’s past may undermine their happiness.

Country of Origin: Denmark

SING (MINDENKI)

Country of origin: Hungary

Language: Hungarian

Directed by: Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy

TRT: 25

Young Zsofi is having a hard time fitting in at her new school, and her distress grows when the choir director treats her cruelly despite her love of singing. Along with her friend Liza, Zsofi investigates the revered teacher in an attempt to reveal her true nature.

 

TIMECODE

Country of origin: Spain

Language: Spanish

Directed by: Juanjo Giménez Peña

TRT: 15

Parking lot security guard Luna is bored with her uneventful daily routine but a call about a customer complaint leads her to discover how the night guard, Diego, alleviates his boredom. Soon the pair develops a relationship by communicating through the garage’s CCTV footage.

ANIMATION

 

BLIND VAYSHA

Country of origin: Canada

Language: English

Directed by: Theodore Ushev

TRT: 8

Young Vaysha was born with unusual sight: her left eye can see only the past and her right eye can see only the future, while the present is a blind spot. Called “Blind Vaysha” by the people of her village, the girl is tormented by the two realities that she cannot reconcile.

 

BORROWED TIME

Country of origin: USA

Language: English

Directed by: Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj

TRT: 8

A sheriff of the Old West returns to the scene of a tragic accident from his past that shaped his life. As memories wash over him, he is engulfed by emotion and must find the strength to carry on with his lifelong quest for redemption.

 

PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES

Country of origin: Canada & UK

Language: English

Directed by: Robert Valley and Cara Speller

TRT: 35

Hard-living Techno Stypes has been Robert’s best friend since childhood, and over the years, Robert has been amazed by Techno’s ability to sabotage himself. When Techno is hospitalized in China and needs a liver transplant, Robert goes on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.

 

PEARL

Country of origin: USA

Language: English

Directed by: Patrick Osborne

TRT: 6

An itinerant musician travels around the country with his young daughter in their old hatchback and juggles his passion for performing with providing his daughter with a stable life. The daughter grows up with a love of music and adventure, and is able to repay her father for nurturing her creativity.

 

PIPER

Country of origin: USA

Language: English

Directed by: Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer

TRT: 6

 

Young Piper, a sandpiper hatchling, leaves her nest for the first time to hunt for food but is too scared of the crashing waves to reach the yummy morsels hidden in the sand. After meeting an unusual ally, Piper attempts to face her fears and increase her confidence.

DOCUMENTARY

4.1 MILES

Country of origin: USA & Greece

Language: Greek  | English  | Arabic

Directed by: Daphne Matziaraki

TRT: 26

Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard, is caught in the struggle of refugees fleeing the Middle East and traveling the short distance from the coast of Turkey to the island of Lesbos. Despite having limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save lives during the immense humanitarian crisis.

 

EXTREMIS

Country of origin: USA

Language: English

Directed by: Dan Krauss

TRT: 24

At the Intensive Care Unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, palliative care specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter treats terminally ill patients. As she and her team provide the best possible care, they try to help the patients and their loved ones make critical, often heartbreaking decisions.

JOE’S VIOLIN

Country of origin: USA

Language: English

Directed by: Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen

TRT: 24

During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. The instrument goes to the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, where young musician Brianna Perez is inspired to become friends with her benefactor.

THE WHITE HELMETS

Country of origin: USA

Language: Arabic | English

Directed by: Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

TRT: 41

 

In the chaos of war-torn Syria, unarmed and neutral civilian volunteers known as “the white helmets” comb through the rubble after bombings to rescue survivors. Although they have already saved more than 60,000 lives since 2013, these brave first responders continue to place themselves in danger every day.

WATANI: MY HOMELAND

Country of origin: UK

Language: Arabic | English

Directed by: Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis

TRT: 39

 

Four young children live with their mother and father, a Free Syrian Commander, in a warzone in Aleppo, Syria. After their father is captured by ISIS, the children flee with their mother to Goslar, Germany, in a years-long journey that will test them all as they try to find a safe home in a foreign country.

 

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