Some of the best cinema of the year is present in the short list of live action short films from which the nominating committee will select five. That’s going to be tough, as each of these films is so wonderfully done they could be features. It’s too bad there isn’t a showcase anywhere that brings together the shorts from all over the world and allows people to view them – a Netflix for short films? There isn’t one yet but there should be. There is no reason why only some of us should be allowed to watch them when they are this good.
My aim here is to give you my impressions of the films and end with what I think are the five most likely to earn nominations. We’ll enter into an agreement here, that I’ll provide you with my opinion if you promise not to be angry if I steer you wrong. In other words, just because I like the movies doesn’t mean the majority of voters will. This is just my own take on what I’ve seen.