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Oscar Nominated Short Film Screenings

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Name: Oscar Nominated Short Film Screenings
Date: February 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Event Description:
The San Pedro International Film Festival will present Oscar nominated short films on February, 16 (Documentaries), 17 (Live Action) and 23 (Animated).

LIVE ACTION SHORTS Feb. 17, 6:30pm

Estimated Running Time: 109 minutes

Madre – Spain, 19 minutes
Director: RODRIGO SOROGOYEN
Producers: MARÍA DEL PUY ALVARADO and RODRIGO SOROGOYEN
Synopsis: A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.

Fauve – Canada, 17 minutes
Director: JEREMY COMTE
Producers: EVREN BOISJOLI (ACHROMATIC MEDIA) and MARIA GRACIA TURGEON (MIDI LA NUIT)
Synopsis: Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.

Marguerite – Canada, 19 minutes
Director: MARIANNE FARLEY
Producer: MARIE-HÉLÈNE PANISSET (LES FILMS DE L’HYDRE)
Synopsis: An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.

Detainment – 30 minutes, Ireland
Director: VINCENT LAMBE
Producers: DARREN MAHON, VINCENT LAMBE and ROBERT DWYER-JOYCE Associate Producer: EIBHLIN HEWITT
Synopsis: Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.

Skin – USA, 20 minutes
Director: GUY NATTIV
Producers: JAIME RAY NEWMAN, ANDREW CARLBERG and TIM HARMS
Synopsis: A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

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ANIMATED SHORTS Feb 23, 7:00pm

Estimated Running Time: TBD, no more than 90 minutes

Bao – USA, 8 minutes
Director: DOMEE SHI
Producer: BECKY NEIMAN-COBB
Synopsis: In Disney•Pixar’s “BAO,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.

Late Afternoon – Ireland, 10 minutes
Director: LOUISE BAGNALL
Producer: NURIA GONZÁLEZ BLANCO
Synopsis: Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.

Animal Behaviour – Canada, 14 minutes
Directors: ALISON SNOWDEN and DAVID FINE
Producer: MICHAEL FUKUSHIMA
Synopsis: Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals.
In “ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR”, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.

Weekends – USA, 16 minutes
Director: TREVOR JIMENEZ
Producer: JEREMY SLOME
Synopsis: “WEEKENDS” is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.

One Small Step – USA, 8 minutes
Directors: ANDREW CHESWORTH and BOBBY PONTILLAS
Producer: SHAOFU ZHANG
Synopsis: Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. In the big city, Luna lives with her loving father Chu, who supports her with a humble shoe repair business he runs out of his garage. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.

PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED FILMS

Location:
478 West 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
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