Every year, Shorts International compiles feature-length collections of Oscar Nominated Shorts that make their way to the ByTowne – one for Animated Films, and one for Live Action.
Here are this year's nominees:
A tense two-hander set against the backdrop of Algerian terrorism in the 1990s
(d. Selim Aazzazi, France, 28 min.)
A woman who volunteers at a Danish hostel embarks on a relationship with an illegal Ghanian refugee.
(d. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 min.)
At an exclusive academy, a new girl discovers the secrets of the top-ranked school choir.
(d. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 min.)
A quiet comedy about two parking-garage security guards; she works days, he works nights.
(d. Juanjo Giménez Peña, Spain, 15 min.)
La Femme et la TGV
Jane Birkin stars in the touching tale of a woman who falls for the engineer of a high-speed train, whom she has never met.
(d. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 min.)