IT’S OSCAR TIME! THE SHORT MOVIE CHANNEL PRESENTS… THE SHORT FILM NOMINEES!

IT’S OSCAR TIME! THE SHORT MOVIE CHANNEL PRESENTS… THE SHORT FILM NOMINEES!

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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.

The 2016 Oscar® Nominated Short Films will be released in theatres on January 29th, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated films before the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 28th.

In addition to the theatrical release, the nominated Live Action and Animation short films will also be available to buy online and on VOD/Pay Per View Platforms (AT&T, DirecTV, Vubiquity, InDemand, COMCAST, Cable Vision, XBOX, Sony, Century Link, Vimeo, Frontier & Google Fiber) so you can continue to enjoy them long after the winning envelopes have been opened.

LIVE ACTION

AVE MARIA

Country of origin: France | Germany | Palestine

Language: Arabic | English | Hebrew

Directed by: Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont

TRT:  15

Five nuns living in the West Bank find their routine disrupted when the car of a family of Israeli settlers breaks down outside the convent. Unable to use the telephone due to Sabbath restrictions, the family needs help from the nuns, but the sisters’ vow of silence requires them to work with their visitors to find an unorthodox solution.

DAY ONE

Country of origin: United States

Language: English | Dari

Directed by: Henry Hughes

TRT: 25

 

On the heels of a painful divorce, an Afghan-American woman joins the U.S. military as an interpreter and is sent to Afghanistan. On her first mission, she accompanies troops pursuing a bomb-maker, and must bridge the gender and culture gap to help the man’s pregnant wife when she goes into labor.

 

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY (ALLES WIRD GUT)

Country of origin: Germany | Austria

Language: German

Directed by: Patrick Vollrath

TRT: 30

 

Michael, a divorced father devoted to his eight-year-old daughter, Lea, picks her up for their usual weekend together. At first it feels like a normal visit, but Lea soon realizes that something is different, and so begins a fateful journey.

 

SHOK

Country of origin: United Kingdom | Kosovo

Language:  Albanian | Serbian

Directed by: Jamie Donoughue

TRT: 21

 

In Kosovo in 1998, two young boys are best friends living normal lives, but as war engulfs their country, their daily existence becomes filled with violence and fear. Soon, the choices they make threaten not only their friendship, but their families and their lives.

STUTTERER

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Language: English

Directed by: Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

TRT: 12

 

For a lonely typographer, an online relationship has provided a much-needed connection without revealing the speech impediment that has kept him isolated. Now, however, he is faced with the proposition of meeting his online paramour in the flesh, and thereby revealing the truth about himself.

ANIMATION

 

BEAR STORY

Country of origin: Chile

Language: No dialogue

Directed by: Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
TRT:  11

 

Every day, a melancholy old bear takes a mechanical diorama that he has created out to his street corner. For a coin, passersby can look into the peephole of his invention, which tells the story of a circus bear who longs to escape and return to the family from which he was taken.

 

PROLOGUE

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Language: English

Directed by: Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
TRT: 6

 

2,400 years ago, four warriors — two Spartan and two Athenian — battle to the death in an intense struggle witnessed by a little girl, who then runs to her grandmother for comfort.

 

SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM

Country of origin: United States

Language:  English

Directed by: Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
TRT: 7

 

Young Sanjay, a first-generation Indian-American, is obsessed with television, cartoons and his superhero action figures. He is reluctant to spend time in daily prayers with his devout Hindu father, but a flight of imagination helps him develop a new perspective that he and his father can both embrace.

 

WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS

Country of origin: Russia

Language: No dialogue

Directed by: Konstantin Bronzit
TRT: 16

 

Two best friends have dreamed since childhood of becoming cosmonauts, and together they endure the rigors of training and public scrutiny, and make the sacrifices necessary to achieve their shared goal.

 

WORLD OF TOMORROW

Country of origin: United States

Language: English

Directed by: Don Hertzfeldt

TRT: 17

 

A little girl named Emily is taken on a fantastical tour of her distant future by a surprising visitor who reveals unnerving secrets about humanity’s fate.

 

DOCUMENTARY

BODY TEAM 12, AN HBO PRODUCTION

Country of origin: Liberia

Language: English

Directed by: David Darg and Bryn Mooser
TRT: 13

 

In Monrovia, Liberia, Garmai Sumo is the only female member of Body Team 12, one of the many teams collecting the bodies of those who died from Ebola during the height of the 2014 outbreak. Despite the perilous nature of her job and the distrust with which she is often met, Garmai remains dedicated to her work.

 

CHAU, BEYOND THE LINES

Country of origin: United States | Vietnam

Language: Vietnamese

Directed by: Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
TRT: 34

 

Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care center for children born with birth defects due to Agent Orange, struggles with the difficulties of realizing his dream to become a professional artist and clothing designer. Despite being told that his ambitions are unrealistic, Chau is determined to live an independent, productive life.

 

CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH, AN HBO PRODUCTION

Country of origin: Canada | United States | United Kingdom

Language: French

Directed by: Adam Benzine
TRT:  40

 

Thirty years after the release of the documentary SHOAH, filmmaker Claude Lanzmann discusses the personal and professional difficulties he encountered during the more than 12 years it took to create the work. Lanzmann also discusses his relationships with Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and his teenage years spent fighting in the French Resistance during World War II.

 

A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS, AN HBO PRODUCTION

Country of origin: Pakistan

Language:  Panjabi

Directed by: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
TRT:  40

 

Every year, more than 1,000 girls and women are the victims of religiously motivated honor killings in Pakistan, especially in rural areas. Eighteen-year-old Saba, who fell in love and eloped, was targeted by her father and uncle but survived to tell her story.

 

LAST DAY OF FREEDOM

Country of origin: United States

Language: English

Directed by: Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

TRT: 32

 

When Bill Babbitt realized that his brother Manny had committed a crime, he agonized over the decision to call the police, knowing that Manny could face the death penalty but hoping he would instead receive the help he needed. Manny, an African-American veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, suffered from PTSD and had found it difficult to obtain healthcare.

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