Catch all five 2018 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts in theaters.
DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 minutes
The film DeKalb Elementary is inspired by an actual 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 tells the story of 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 the movie My Nephew Emmett, at 2:30AM on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year-old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year-old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on the true story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Louis Till.
The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, 13 minutes
The Eleven O’Clock tells the story of the delusional patient of a psychiatrist who 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 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.
Posters for all five 2018 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts are featured below.