Oscar short films often get overlooked amidst the hype of Best Picture etc, so for your consideration, in the first of what hopefully will become a regular segment, Amy Peterson and Diana Nakelski – known collectively as Take 2 – bring us a blow-by-blow account of the shorts at the Academy Awards this year.
Diana: I have never understood why short films do not get much exposure in the US. Short film-makers have 2 to 30 minutes to tell a story that is poignant and memorable. It requires a high attention to detail, focus, and personal sacrifice to pull this off. Often, these storytellers are young, visionary filmmakers working outside the scope of a major production company. The resulting work can sometimes be raw, and simultaneously refreshing. Continue reading