On Sunday they held the 88th Academy Awards, where three short film were awarded with the golden statue, in three categories: the best documentary subject, animated short and live short film. Here are the winners:
Best Documentary Short Subject
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness / directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Every year, more than 1,000 girls and women are the victims of religiously motivated honor killings in Pakistan, especially in rural areas. Eighteen-year-old Saba, who fell in love and eloped, was targeted by her father and uncle but survived to tell her story.
Best Short Film – Animated
Bear Story / directed by Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
Every day, a melancholy old bear takes a mechanical diorama that he has created out to his street corner. For a coin, passersby can look into the peephole of his invention, which tells the story of a circus bear who longs to escape and return to the family from which he was taken.
Best Short Film – Live Action
Stutterer / directed by Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage
For a lonely typographer, an online relationship has provided a much-needed connection without revealing the speech impediment that has kept him isolated. Now, however, he is faced with the proposition of meeting his online paramour in the flesh, and thereby revealing the truth about himself.