2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Run Time: 114 min.
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As part of Awards Season at the Film Center each year, we are thrilled to present the Academy Award-nominated shorts program featuring the year’s most spectacular Animation, Documentary, and Live Action short films.
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Live Action Short Film – The Nominees
From 200 total qualifying films, these five are nominees in the Live Action Short Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. Announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday, March 12, the winner is An Irish Goodbye from Directors Tom Berkeley, Ross White.
Director Anders Walter
Ivalu is gone. Her little sister is desperate to find her. Her father does not care. The vast Greenlandic nature holds secrets. Where is Ivalu?
“Greenland was a powerful location. Vast and magnetic nature held in contrast to the darkness of the story made for impactful visuals.”
Runtime: 16 min
Director Eirik Tveiten
It is a cold night in December. As Ebba waits for the tram, an unexpected turn of events transforms the ride home into something she was not expecting.
“We tried to balance humor with the drama. Sometimes it is supposed to be funny and sometimes not. It is almost like a silent film universe for me, inspired by Buster Keaton.”
Runtime: 15 min
Director Alice Rohrwacher
From writer and director Alice Rohrwacher and Academy Award-winning producer Alfonso Cuarón, Le Pupille is a tale of innocence, greed and fantasy. This live action short is about desires, pure and selfish, about freedom and devotion, and about the anarchy that is capable of flowering in the minds of girls within the confines of a strict religious boarding school at Christmas.
“This film is inspired by a letter from the amazing writer, Elsa Morante, to her friend Goffredo Fofi, which told the story of a Christmas dinner and a cake.”
Country: Italy, United States
Runtime: 37 min
The Red Suitcase
Director Cyrus Neshvad
An Iranian girl decides to remove her Headscarf/Hijab in a life changing situation.
“My thoughts are with the Iranian women right now who are fighting for their rights. I hope this short movie can help change the situation.”
Language: Persian, English, Luxembourgish, French
Runtime: 17 min
Winner, Best Short Film (Live Action)
An Irish Goodbye
Directors Tom Berkeley, Ross White
On a farm in rural Northern Ireland, estranged brothers Turlough and Lorcan are forced to reunite following the untimely death of their mother.
“To think a wee film shot in rural Northern Ireland has resonated with so many people across the world is incredibly heartening. We are so proud of everyone involved.”
Runtime: 23 min
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