The Oscar® Nominated Short Films 2018 - LIVE ACTION

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For the last five years, The Bioscope has proudly partnered with Shorts HD to bring the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to Johannesburg. Now a popular annual event to the calendar, make sure you book your ticket in advance for these exclusive screenings

This special release features the year's most spectacular short films across both the Live Action and Animation categories, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated films before and after the Oscar® Awards ceremony on March 4th. 



DeKalb Elementry

Directed by: Reed van Dyk


Steven, a mentally unstable twentysomething, enters an elementary school with a semi-automatic rifle. After he orders the school receptionist, Cassandra, to have the building evacuated, he holds her hostage and instructs her to call 911.


The Eleventh O'Clock

Directed by: Derin Seale and Josh Lawson 


A psychiatrist earnestly tries to help his delusional patient, but his efforts are complicated by the fact that the patient believes himself to be the doctor.


My Nephew Emmett

Directed by: Kevin Wilson, Jr


In 1955, two white men invade the home of Mose Wright, an African-American preacher in Mississippi, to abduct his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till, who is visiting from Chicago.


The Silent Child

Directed by: Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton


Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old, is the youngest child in a family who are all hearing. Unable to communicate but about to start school, Libby is assigned a social worker who teaches her sign language.

Watu Wote / All of Us

Directed by: Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen


Jua, a Christian living in Kenya, boards a chartered bus to visit a relative and is uncomfortable being surrounded by Muslim passengers. The bus is stopped by the violent terrorist group Al-Shabaab, whose members demand that the Muslims identify the Christian passengers.


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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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