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From The Oscars

A selection of the 2013 & 2014 Academy® Award winning & nominated shorts that have graced Flickerfest programmes.

Screening: Sun 11 Jan, 4.30pm & Sat 17 Jan, 6.30pm (repeat) | Duration: 113 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • Tram

    It’s the humdrum daily routine for Tram’s conductress. As every morning, men get on the tram to go to work, one after another, all similar, quiet, grey, apathetic. And yet, on that day, following the jolts and the road’s vibrations, to the rhythm of the tickets inserted in the ticket-stamping machine, the tram conductress’ desire turns the reality into a surrealistic fantasy.

  • Curfew

    In the midst of attempting to end his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him if he can look after his niece, Sophia, for a few hours.  Richie decides to cancel his plans, and spends the evening with Sophia.  But Sophia has preconceived notions of who Richie is, and Richie has to overcome this perception, even though he lacks social graces.

  • It Wasn’t Me (Aquel No Era Yo)

    A harrowing tale of courage and forgiveness as told from the perspective of the killers. Being a soldier is not difficult: either you get used to it or they kill you. The hardest thing is getting used to living with your memories and being yourself again after doing what you have done.

  • Mr Hublot

    Mr Hublot lives in a world where characters made partially of mechanical parts, driving huge vehicles, rub shoulders with each other. A world where the giant scale of machines and the relentless use of salvaged materials reign supreme. A withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, Mr Hublot is scared of change and the outside world. His solution: he doesn’t step foot outside his apartment! The arrival of the dog Robot Pet will turn his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion…

  • Just Before Losing Everything (Avant Que De Tout Perdre)

    A young boy pretends to go to school and hides under a small bridge. A teenager in tears waits at a bus stop. A woman picks them up and drives them to the parking lot of a supermarket. They step out of the car, the woman takes a big trash bag out of the trunk. All three rush inside the store…

  • Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything? (Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa?)

    A comedy about a chaotic morning in a family with kids, and about a mother who is determined that it’s best to take care of everything herself.