DokuFest in cooperation with Shorts HD, a channel dedicated to contemporary short form content from filmmakers across six continents, brings you the 2016 nominees for the Academy Award for Live Action Shorts and those for Best Animated Short Film – part of DokuFest’s “Special Program”.
The ten Oscar-nominated films will be screened during this year’s edition of DokuFest.
Shorts HD, and its European partners – Shorts TV, obtain only high quality live action, animation, and documentary movies from the world’s top film festivals and independent suppliers. Through the acquisition of these films, the channel offers professional short filmmakers an unparalleled commercial medium to develop their careers.
This is the first year DokuFest is cooperating with Shorts HD, and the films selected are featured below:
Alles wird gut (Everything Will Be Okay) (dir. Patrick Vollrath) A divorced father picks up his eight-year-old daughter Lea. It begins like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can‘t help feeling that something isn’t right.
Ave Maria (dir. Basil Khalil) The silent routine of 5 Palestinian nuns living in the West Bank is disturbed when Israeli settles in front of the convent just as Sabbath comes into effect.
Day One (dir. Henry Hughes) Inspired by a true story. A translator for a US Army unit faces brutal complexities on her first day searching for a local terrorist. Gender and religious barriers emerge.
Shok (dir. Jamie Donoughue) As the specter of war looms over Kosovo, the friendship of two boys is tested to the utmost in this powerful and haunting drama based on real-life events.
Stutterer (dir. Benjamin Cleary) Greenwood has only one connection to the real world – an online relationship. 6 months later, Ellie comes to London to meet him, and everything is at stake.
Bear Story / Historia de un Sono
(dir. Gabriel Osorio)
An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama.
(dir. Richard Williams)
Clocking in at six minutes, “Prologue” describes an incident in the Spartan-Athenian wars of 2,400 years ago.
Sanjay’s Super Team
(dir. Sanjay Patel)
Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop-culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions.
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
(dir. Konstantin Bronzit)
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
(dir. Don Hertzfeldt)
A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.