The Silent Child (2017) has won over twenty awards since its world premiere at Rhode Island International Film Festival and has now been shortlisted for the Oscars. Director Chris Overton began his career as an actor and worked with many industry greats such as Joel Schumaher and the Oscar winning director Roman Polanski. This time, he became an independent director and chose the lead actress, … Continue reading Chris Overton’s Oscar film ‘The Silent Child’ reflects the difficulties that deaf people face
Past host Alex Newell The red carpet is ready, the paparazzi are prepping their lenses, the stunning dresses are being chosen, and the golden awards are ready to be handed out to the lucky winners. Yes, it’s time again for the Toscars ceremony. No, that’s not a misprint. The Oscars are being held in March, but a few days before that on February 28th, Brits … Continue reading The Toscars, who will take home the coveted ‘Golden Fist’?
Watu Wote: All of us (2017), directed by Katja Benrath and produced by Tobias Rosen, has won more than 40 awards across the globe including the Student Oscar Award. This film is powerful because it explores the concept of freedom of religion, which shows people’s solidarity and humanity against violence. The director says that “For me, the topic seemed like a mission, it expresses what … Continue reading Oscar shortlisted film Katja Benrath’s ‘Watu Wote’ showcases how solidarity and kindness can prevail
This must see film tells a story that is based on true events and the story of Emmett Til must be told! This amazing film has to be nominated for an Oscar, it tells this horrific historical story in a way that stays with you forever. Stella acting, perfect cinematography and excellent direction make ‘My Nephew Emmett’ one magical film. Kevin Wilson’s haunting film My Nephew Emmett shares the horrific … Continue reading Kevin Wilson Jr’s ‘My Nephew Emmet’ tipped to receive a well deserved Oscar nomination for Live Action Short Film
If you read our predictions then you will know that we are backing this important and poignant film to win this year. Rachel Shenton’s heartfelt tale of a deaf child who is struggling to communicate was brought to life by Director Chris Overton. Writer and Actress Shenton (Switched at Birth) stars in the film, alongside, newcomer Maisie Sly and Rachel Fielding (Secret Diary of a … Continue reading Our favourite to win a 2018 Oscar for Live Action Short Film – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton’s ‘The Silent Child’
Another fantastic film we think will join the 2018 Oscar nominees is Watu Wote and is the only live action short film this year with a female director. Director Katja Benrath and Producer Tobias Rosen’s award winning film Watu Wote (All of us) is based on a true story and has just been selected to join the race for a 2018 Academy Award for Live … Continue reading On the road to an Oscar nomination Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen’s Watu Wote
The nominations will be revealed on January 24th, but before that exciting announcement here are our 2018 Live Action Short Oscar Predictions. Contenders: “DeKalb Elementary,” Reed Van Dyk, director (UCLA) “The Eleven O’Clock,” Derin Seale, director (FINCH) “Facing Mecca,” Jan-Eric Mack, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion) “Icebox,” Daniel Sawka, director, and Camille Cornuel, producer (Iceboxthefilmco) “Lost Face,” Sean Meehan, director, and Sam McGarry, producer (Soma … Continue reading Live Action Short Film Oscar Predictions