Oscar Short Fiction Films

Are there also Oscars for short films? Of course! In this compilation programme we bundle the five short fiction films shortlisted for an Oscar in 2020.

Time & Tickets

The programme:

Meryam Joobeur, Tunisia, Canada, Qatar, Sweden 2018, 25 min., Arabic language, English subtitles.
Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences.

Nefta Football Club
Yves Piat, France, Tunisia, Algeria 2018, 17 min., Arabic language, English subtitles.
In south Tunisia, two football fan brothers bump into a headphones-wearing donkey in the desert on the border of Algeria. Unaware that two men are waiting for the donkey and its hidden drug stash, the brothers take the animal back home with them.

The Neighbors’ Window
Marshall Curry, USA 2019, 20 min., English language, no subtitles.
The life of a middle-aged woman with small children is shaken up when two free-spirited 20-somethings move in across the street.

Bryan Buckley, USA 2019, 23 min., Spanish language, English subtitles.
Inseparable orphaned sisters Saria and Ximena are fighting against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at the Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala when a tragic fire claims the lives of 41 orphaned girls.

A Sister (Une Soeur)
Delphine Girard, Belgium 2019, 16 min., French language, English subtitles.
An emergency services dispatcher must tap into all her professional skills when she receives a call from a woman in a desperate situation.

, 2020, 51 min. , without subtitles.