Elahe Esmaili’s short film The Doll focuses on a family and a community whose perspectives differ regarding a 14 year old’s marriage. This documentary short received its World Premiere at Oscar-qualifying Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2021 where it won the Best International Short Documentary Award, an Oscar-qualifying Award. After consulting with his relatives, a 35-year-old father consents to the marriage of his 14-year-old … Continue reading THE DOLL Wins Top Prize at 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
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
Under the guise of a typical school day, an entire community became forever changed by a tragic mass death. Based on a horrific accident in 2013, Bittu recants an incident at a primary school in India who accidentally fed their student’s pesticide-contaminated food. Dozens of children grew ill, and over 23 sadly lost their lives. Indian Writer/Director Karishma Dev Dube provides an in-depth perspective of … Continue reading Karishma Dev Dube’s BITTU – A must see and in-depth perspective of a true story
Innocence combats the growing stereotype surrounding those diagnosed with down syndrome lack the intelligence of those who are not. When, in reality, the actual downfall in human nature is underestimating one’s abilities. Writer-Director Ben Reid and Co-writer Owen Gower fill audiences desire for mystery in this thought-provoking and enticing film depicting the perfect murder. The Down syndrome community is often wrongfully represented as individuals who … Continue reading INNOCENCE – Writer-Director Ben Reid and Co-writer Owen Gower fill audiences desire for mystery in this thought-provoking and enticing film depicting the perfect murder.
Director Anders Walters tests familial bonds in Turned, a short film depicting the life of young race car driver Kasper and his strained relationship with his abusive alcoholic father. As his father seeks a do-over in life using his son’s body as a conduit; Kasper is too, led into a tumultuous relationship with alcohol; drinking with the sole purpose to ease his troubled mind. Haunted … Continue reading Academy Winner Anders Walters TURNED “the epitome of a child suffering the consequences of their parent’s poor decisions”