By the end of 2016, the year the qualification for participation in the Oscar competition for the playing of short films (duration along with a caption not more than 40 minutes) received 137 films. In the end, the Oscar nominees, which were presented in the anthology “Oscar Shorts” were the films produced in Denmark (“silent night”), France (the”Internal enemies”), Switzerland (“the Woman and the TGV”), Hungary (“Glee”) and Spain (“Timecode”).
It is worth noting that the selection in this category is different from that which occurs for most of the other Oscar nominations. To not be considered movies-previews and advertising films, scenes from feature films, going to him or any of his titles, episodes of TV series or unsold pilot TV series. Prior to his public access, the film must be shown within seven days in any theater district in Los Angeles and have one showroom display; to receive an award at a festival (list of festivals categorized in the classification, established by the Academy) or the work must be the winner in the competition of student works of the Academy of the respective year. Point vote of the relevant Committee will determine 10 applicants to short-list, then re-voting selects the final nominees. The winner is determined only academics, confirming the view of all applicants.
Chorus / Mindenki / Sing (2016) 8/10 (very good)
The touching story of a school choir, who can get everyone who loves to sing. So the new girl Zofia joined the chorus. However, the teacher of music has its own principles, a choir for everyone, but it is not all weak vocalists just have to imitate the singing and keep it secret. But the resourceful students decide to punish an unfair teacher. The film’s Director heard the story that took place in Sweden from his friend and made it in the film, as a result of the award “Oscar” for best fiction short film.
Timecode / Timecode (2016) 8/10 (very good)
The story of two security guards car Parking Diego works the night shift, and the Moon in the daytime. Looking through the footage, Luna discovers something strange in the behavior of the partner. A novel of two people going through the cameras and left notes with the timecode feature records… “Oscar” the film has not got, but in his Arsenal is the prize of the national award “Goya” and the Cannes film festival.
Woman and TGV / La femme et le TGV (2016) 8/10 (very good)
Lonely lady whose house is right next to the train tracks, every day waving flag passing with a speed of 300 kilometers per hour the train (morning and evening). Life passes, and only the ritual remains little joy in life. But once in your yard, Eliza finds a note from the engineer of the train, they start an unusual conversation… Most unusual that the story is based on real events. Jane Birkin (sex symbol of the 1970s and mother of Charlotte Gainsbourg) gracefully embodies the sentimental life-affirming romantic story.
Internal enemies / Ennemis interieurs (2016) 7/10 (good)
A simple formality for obtaining French citizenship teacher of Algerian origin (he was born in Algeria when he was still part of France) leads the interrogation of the officer of the migration service and the charges almost in terrorism only because the teacher went to the mosque and discussed with friends to Islam. In the courtyard of the 1996 year and the world does not know, what is global terrorism the events of September 11 and ISIS. For Selim Assisi the film became a debut in directing, although he was formerly a sound effects montage. Chamber drama for a short period shows what breathes modern Europe (and not only) covered by the flow of refugees and terrorist attacks, and what is the fine line between humanity and public safety, which is easy to navigate.
Quiet nights / Silent Nights (2016) 7/10 (good)
An illegal immigrant from Ghana who came to Denmark to earn money collecting bottles, sleeping in the street getting a penny and ridicule. Familiarity with volunteer down at “the salvation Army” changing the lives of both.