OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Short Films (2016)

2h 12m / Not Rated / Drama

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Just in time for its 18th annual Hollywood Awards Night OSCAR® watch party on Sunday, Feb. 26, Tampa Theatre will once again partner with ShortsHD™ to present the popular Animated and Live Action Short Films programs and – new this year – the Documentary Shorts program as well.

LIVE ACTION Short Films program
  • Ennemis Intérieurs: An interview at a local police station turns into an inquisition during which a French-Algerian born man sees himself accused of protecting the identities of possible terrorists. This close-up on France's troubled history with its former colonies has one man controlling the fate of another with the stroke of a pen during a turbulent period in the 1990s. 28m / France
  • Silent Nights: Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter and falls in love with the illegal immigrant Kwame. Both live a hard life. Kwame finds comfort in Inger's arms, but says nothing about his family and children in Ghana. When his daughter becomes ill, he is forced to steal money from the homeless shelter to pay the hospital bill. Inger believe his lies about the theft and shows compassion. Kwame moves in with Inger and they are happy for a while, until the day when Kwame’s mobile phone reveals everything about his life in Ghana. 30m / Denmark
  • Sing (Mindenki): Zsofi is struggling to fit in at her new school - singing in the school’s famous choir is her only consolation, but the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is. It will take Zsofi and her new friend Liza to uncover the cruel truth. “Sing” is a childhood drama set in 1990s post-socialist Budapest. Based on a true story, it follows an award-winning school choir and the new girl in class facing a tough choice: to stand up against a corrupt system - or to fit quietly into it. 25m / Hungary
  • La Femme et le TGV: Elise Lafontaine has a secret routine. Every morning and evening for many years, she has been waving at the express train that passes her house. One fateful day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. She engages in a promising correspondence through poetic and thoughtful letters where the two anonymous writers share their world with each other until the day the train line gets cancelled. 30m / Switzerland
  • Timecode: Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day. 15m / Spain
2h 12m / Not Rated (Appropriate for children ages 13 and older)

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