OSCAR®-Nominated Live Action Short Films (2018)

1h 48m / Not Rated / Drama

Just in time for its 20th annual Hollywood Awards Night OSCAR® watch party on Sunday, Feb 24, Tampa Theatre will once again partner with ShortsHD™ to present the popular OSCAR®-Nominated Live Action Short Films program:

  • Madre: A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago. Spain / 19 minutes
  • Fauve: Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought. Canada / 17 minutes
  • Marguerite: An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past. Canada / 19 minutes
  • Detainment: Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today. Ireland / 30 minutes
  • Skin: A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash. USA / 20 minutes