2022 Oscar Nominated Short Films
Best Live Action Short Film
Program length: 122 minutes. Due to themes of racism, violence, and sexual assault, we recommend this program for 17+.
Ala Kachuu-Take and Run
Directed by Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger
A young Kyrgyz woman is kidnapped and forced to marry. This is a drama about the desire for freedom in the clutches of a tradition. 2020, Switzerland/Kyrgyzstan, DCP, in Kyrgyz, English, German, and French with English subtitles, 38 minutes.
The Dress (Sukienka)
Directed by Tadeusz Lysiak and Maciej Šlesicki
A woman with limited hopes toils in a rundown motel in rural Poland as a maid. Will the repeated visits of an interesting truck driver change the loneliness of her situation? 2020, Poland, DCP, in Polish with English subtitles, 30 minutes.
The Long Goodbye
Directed by Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed
Riz and his family are in the middle of a typical day in their home while a far-right march plays out in the television in the background. The march arrives at their front door leading to a devastating outcome. 2021, U.K./The Netherlands, DCP, in English, Urdu, and Arabic with English subtitles, 12 minutes.
On My Mind
Directed by Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson
Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today, and it has to be now. It is a question of life, death, and karaoke. 2021, Denmark, DCP, in Danish with English subtitles, 18 minutes.
Directed by K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse
A young man’s life is suddenly and inexplicably derailed, as he finds himself at the mercy of automated “justice.” 2020, U.S., DCP, 19 minutes.