Oscar-Nominated Short Films at Cinema Nova
With the Oscars fast approaching, from February 22, Carlton's Cinema Nova will be screening all 10 short films nominated for an award in both the Animation and Live Action categories.
Australian film The Eleven O'Clock, starring Josh Lawson and Damon Herriman, has been nominated in the latter. The 13-minute piece follows the delusional patient of a psychiatrist who believes he is actually the psychiatrist; as they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.
Other nominations in the Live Action category include: My Nephew Emmett, directed by Kevin Wilson, Jr., based on true events surrounding 14-year-old Emmett Till and his preacher uncle in 1955 Mississippi; and Watu Wote/All of Us, a German/Kenyan short directed by Katja Benrath, examining the atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between the Muslims and Christians in Kenya due to the recurring terrorist attacks by Al-Shabaab over almost a decade.
Nominations for best Animated short include: Revolting Rhymes, which weaves together Roald Dahl's poems from his book of the same name; and Negative Space, a story about a father and son connecting while packing of a suitcase.