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Academy Award-Nominated Live-Action Short Films 2015

Friday, January 30 - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Program recommended for ages 11 and up.

Parvaneh (Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger) – 25 minutes/Switzerland/Dari and German: A young Afghan immigrant travels to Zurich where she encounters a punk named Emily.

Boogaloo and Graham (Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney) – 14 minutes/UK/English: Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for. Raising their tiny charges, declaring themselves vegetarian and dreaming of running a chicken farm, the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family. Starring Martin McCann, Charlene McKenna, Riley Hamilton and Aaron
Lynch.

Aya (Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis) – 39 minutes/Israel and France/English, Hebrew, Danish: Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.

The Phone Call (Mat Kirkby and James Lucas) – 21 minutes/UK/English: The Phone Call follows Heather, (played by Oscar-nominee Sally Hawkins), a shy lady who works at a helpline call
centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man (played by Oscar winner Jim Broadbent) she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.

Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak) (Hu Wei and Julien Féret) – 15 minutes/France and China/Tibetan: A young itinerant photographer and his assistant offer to photograph some Tibetan nomads in front of various backgrounds.

  • Short Title Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts 2015
  • Running Time 123 minutes