Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action! (2012)

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Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action! (2012)

See all the nominees before the winner is declared at the Academy Awards Ceremony on February 24!

Death of a Shadow
Directors: Tom Van Avermaet, Ellen De Waele > France, Belgium/Dutch > 20 minutes
A soldier attempts to ransom his soul from Death and return to the girl he loves.

Director: Yan England > Canada/English > 21 minutes
Henry, an elderly concert pianist, undergoes a series of confusing experiences as he searches for his wife.

Director: Shawn Christensen > USA/English > 19 minutes
A young man on the verge of committing suicide receives a call from his sister asking him to babysit his niece.

Buzkashi Boys
Directors: Sam French, Ariel Nasr > Afghanistan/Persian > 28 minutes
Two boys in Afghanistan, a blacksmith's son and an orphan living on the streets, dream of winning a popular and fierce polo match.

Directors: Bryan Buckley, Mino Jarjoura > South Africa/Somali > 18 minutes
A boy from a poor Somali village must decide between piracy and life as a fisherman.

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Digital Projection color
running time
1 hour 46 minutes
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