Film Business Live Action Short Film Academy Awards Shortlist Predictions for 2021

The race has begun for a place on the Academy Awards 20201 Live Action Short Film shortlist. The race this year is very tight, but here are our top picks. The Oscar shortlist will be revealed on February 9th. In the past we have correctly predicted many of the films on the Shortlist and beyond. Alive – Directed by Jimmy Olsson Jimmy Olsson’s Alive is a … Continue reading Film Business Live Action Short Film Academy Awards Shortlist Predictions for 2021

Tomer Shushan Award-Winning Short White Eye – Review

Winning Oscar-qualifying Awards at South by Southwest and Urbanworld Film Festival, Writer-Director Tomer Shushan rethinks the principles of morality in White Eye; a short film following a man’s efforts to retrieve his stolen bike, now in possession of a stranger. An alumnus of the Minshar School of Arts film department, Shushan is best known for his shorts White Eye and Inside Shells earning screening at … Continue reading Tomer Shushan Award-Winning Short White Eye – Review

The Present Director Farah Nabulsi, “Apartheid is alive and kicking”

Quanda Graves talks with the talented director Farah Nabulsi, about her award winning film The Present. Farah Nabulsi’s The Present is heartwarmingly stirring: It’s about a family who must pass through a segregated and alarming checkpoint just to buy their weekly groceries. It is charging and captivatingly sad. The Present shows us that while we can just take a drive or walk to our stores without a scratch … Continue reading The Present Director Farah Nabulsi, “Apartheid is alive and kicking”

AFTER CLASS DIRECTOR CHARLES XIUZHI DONG’S “The inspiration for ‘After Class’ came from an infamous scandal, where people would intentionally get hit by a car to scam the driver’s money”

Director Charles Xiuzhi Dong’s topical live-action short film After Class tells the universal story of a mother who is willing to do whatever it takes to help her child. Having only recently begun its festival run the film has just been awarded the top Oscar Qualifying prize at Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia, in Japan. Eight-year-old Su Min and her mother reside in the … Continue reading AFTER CLASS DIRECTOR CHARLES XIUZHI DONG’S “The inspiration for ‘After Class’ came from an infamous scandal, where people would intentionally get hit by a car to scam the driver’s money”

BFI London Film Festival – Jamil McGinnis & Pat Heywood’s short Gramercy

Live-Action Short Gramercy looks at mental health within the black community Selected for BFI London Film Festival & AFI FEST Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood’s short film Gramercy examines a young black man struggling with depression. This topical short received its world premiere at the 2020 Locarno Film Festival, where Variety named it one of the festival’s not-to-miss shorts. It was also programmed by Academy … Continue reading BFI London Film Festival – Jamil McGinnis & Pat Heywood’s short Gramercy