Synopsis & Film Details
A Night at the Oscars: 7 Academy Award Nominated Shorts
Saturday, April 14, 2007 5:30 p.m
A door-to-door evangelist struggles with his faith when the married woman he has been seeing breaks off their relationship. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival.
Directed by Peter Templeman
Australia, 2005; 19 min., video
West Bank Story
A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank. Academy Award winner for Best Live-Action Short.
Directed by Ari Sandel USA, 2005; 21 min., video
In this Pixar short, a teenage alien from a distant world practices his abduction techniques for a critical instructor. Directed by Gary Rydstrom
USA, 2006; 5 min., 35mm
One Too Many
When his wife leaves him, Joaquin brings his mother-in-law home to do the housework for him and his son, with comic results. Directed by Borja Cobeaga
Spain, 2005; 16 min., video
Helmer & Son
A son is called to a nursing home to speak to his father, who has locked himself in a cabinet.
Directed by Søren Pilmark.
Denmark, 2006; 12 min., video
The Danish Poet
Liv Ullmann narrates this heart-warming love story. Winner of the Oscar and Genie for Best Animated Short.
Directed by Torill Kove
Norway/Canada, 2006; 15 min., video
Binta & the Great Idea
Binta, a 7-year-old girl from Senegal, narrates a story about everyday life in her village, the importance of education for girls, and her father’s great idea to make the world a better place. Made in collaboration with UNICEF.
Directed by Javier Fesser
Spain, 2004; 30 min., video
Part of the 3rd Fresno Film Festival (2007).