Live Action Oscar Shorts, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 Mill Hill Playhouse
R rating, 104 minutes
All five live action short film nominees in this popular category will be shown. As in years past, we invite you to cast ballots for your picks to win the Oscars. Ballots that correctly pick the winners will be entered in a raffle to win passes to the Trenton Film Festival, March 26-29, 2020.
Delphine Girard, Belgium, 16 min.
An emergency services dispatcher must tap into all her professional skills when she receives a call from a woman in a desperate situation.
Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Tunisia, 25 min.
Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences.
THE NEIGHBORS WINDOW
Marshall Curry, USA, 20 min.
The life of a middle-aged woman with small children is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street.
Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre, USA, 23 min.
Inseparable orphaned sisters Saria and Ximena are fighting against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at the Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala when a tragic fire claims the lives of 41 orphaned girls.
NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB
Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi, Tunisia/France, 17 min.
In south Tunisia, two football fan brothers bump into a headphones-wearing donkey in the desert on the border of Algeria. Unaware that two men are waiting for the donkey and its hidden drug stash, the brothers take the animal back home with them.
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