Best Short Film Nominations at the Oscars 2022
Live Action Shorts
A short film by Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger about a young Kyrgyz woman who is kidnapped and forced into a marriage. This distressing, yet beautifully made film depicts the need for freedom when stuck within the confines of tradition. This film has already done exceptionally well at film festivals, with a staggering 22 wins all around the world. You watch the trailer for this film here.
An emotional contender for best short film, Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki tell the story of a woman working as a maid in a run down motel, trying to no longer be lonely. It has already won Best Short film categories at festivals in Poland and the US, specifically at the Polish Film Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival. You can watch the trailer for this short film here.
Director Aneil Karia along with co-writer and actor Riz Ahmed disturb us with the story of an immigrant family being attacked by a far right group. This short film has already been very successful, winning at festivals such as the South London Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA).
You can watch the entire film on YouTube here
Oscar winning short film director Martin Strange-Hansen along with Kim Magnusson present us with a unique short film with the logline ‘Life, death and karaoke’. The protagonist feels he must perform a song for his wife at karaoke and nobody can stand in his way. The film only had one festival success, when it won the Audience Award at the Flensburg Short film Festival 2021. You can watch the trailer here.
This best short film nomination by K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse tells the story of a man who receives a notification on this phone that he is under arrest. He suddenly finds himself at the mercy of a futuristic, automated justice system. It has already won two best short film awards, at the Palm Spring International ShortFest and at the Florida Film Festival.
You can watch the trailer, along with the director’s description of the film here