Watu Wote from director Katja Benrath is one of five films nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
Watu Wote is a beautifully-captured film. Shot mostly at night with low-light lighting schemes, the short nevertheless captures the streets of Kenya wonderfully.
Much of the action of the short, however, takes place inside Continue reading Watu Wote (All of Us) (2017) Short Film Review
My Nephew Emmett from director Kevin Wilson Jr. is one of five films nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
My Nephew Emmett dramatizes the events leading up to the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a 14 year old African American boy who was killed by two racist men for whistling at a white woman. It does this from an intriguing perspective, that being Till’s uncle Mose (L.B. Williams).
Framed with sumptuous cinematography from Laura Valladao, My Nephew Emmett takes its limited perspective and creates Continue reading My Nephew Emmett (2017) Short Film Review
An Algerian-born man (Hassam Ghancy) applies for French citizenship. At least, that’s what he thinks he’s there for. Instead, he becomes party to prejudiced politics and interrogation.
Ennemis Interieurs is a series of elongated conversation scenes between the man and the government official (Najib Oudghiri). They are scenes largely told in Continue reading Ennemis Interieurs (2016) Short Film Review
Note: Let me be frank, I haven’t seen a single one of these short subjects. Yet. Until then, I will make my best educated guess based on how the films are trending around industry writers who are more in the know than myself.
Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Documentary Short
The Best Live Action Short category is stacked with quality short films, as per usual. And, also as per usual, it is very hard to decipher which one will come out on top.
The general consensus around entertainment industry experts is that Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Live Action Short
- Aya — Oded Binnum, Mihal Brezis
- Boogaloo and Graham — Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney
- Butter Lamp — Wei Hu, Julien Feret
- Parvaneh — Talkhon Hamzavi, Stefan Echenberger
- The Phone Call — Mat Kirkby, James Lucas
Continue reading 2015 Academy Award Predictions — Live Action Short Film