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FILM SCREENING: SWISS SHORT FILMS
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Film in Midtown LA
Date(s): 03/11/2017
Day(s): Friday
Time(s): 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Address: 5750 Wilshire Blvd #100
Phone: +1 323 5253388
Cost: Free admission with RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swiss-short-films-tickets-39299705477

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Free admission with RSVP.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Friday, November 3rd 2017, 5:00pm
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles CA 90036
Info: +1 323 5253388 or Info@losangeles.goethe.org
Swiss Films presents five short films eligible for the 90th Academy Awards®
In partnership with the Goethe-Institut and the Consulate General of Switzerland, Swiss Films presents a selection of five short films eligible for the 90th Academy Awards®. The five Swiss short films presented in this showcase have been shown worldwide and have won awards at qualifying festivals. This program highlights the variety of Swiss short film production in the field of fiction, documentary and animation.

FACING MECCA
Fiction, 25 min. 2017, Swiss-German, English, Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Jan-Eric Mack, Cast: Peter Freiburghaus, Jay Abdo, Ruth Schwegler, Nicolas Rosat, Production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF World Sales: Ouat Media, Toronto, Ontario
Pensioner Roli comes to Fareed’s assistance when the Syrian refugee is faced with the burial of his Muslim wife. Together they stumble into a bewildering forest of Swiss bureaucracy to which Roli finds a beautifully simple answer.
Qualifying Awards: Best of the Festival Award - Palm Springs ShortFest, Student Academy Award® - Narrative (International Schools)

IN A NUTSHELL
Animation, 5 min. 2017, without dialogue
Director: Fabio Friedli, Cast: Manfred Liechti, Adrian Oesch, Iara Meili, Nicole Hauser, Production: YK Animation Studio, Schweizer Radion und Fernsehen SRF, World Sales: Ouat Media, Toronto, Ontario
From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse. An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell. Qualifying Award: Best Animation (animated Eye Award) - Aspen Shortsfest

WHATEVER THE WEATHER (BEI WIND UND WETTER)
Animation, 11 min., 2017, German with English subtitles
Director: Remo Scherrer, Production: Zeitraum Film, Adliswil, Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst HSLI, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF, SRG SSR, World Sales: Interfilm Berlin Management, Berlin
Wally’s childhood is increasingly turned upside down by her mother’s alcohol addiction. She experiences the excesses and consequences of addiction first hand. Desperately, the eight-year-old tries to keep up normality in her own life and the life of her family by any means. Qualifying Award: Best Animated Film – Athens International Film and Video Festival

EN LA BOCA
Documentary, 25 min., 2016, Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Matteo Gariglio, Production: Matteo Gariglio, Luzern, World Sales:Magnetfilm, Berlin
In Buenos Aires, the Molina family lives and works in the shadows of the legendary Boca Juniors stadium. Selling fake tickets to the soccer games, they constantly get in conflict with the corrupt police. As her family sinks deeper into this underworld, the mother tries in vain to keep them all from falling apart.
Qualifying Award: Golden Dragon – Best Short Film, Krakow Film Festival

MORIOM
Documentary, 12 min., 2015, Bengali with English subtitles
Directors: Francesca Scalisi and Mark Olexa, Production: DOK MOBILE, Fribourg
Summer 2014. Rural Bangladesh. “I came from Heaven. I came to destroy all bad things in the world. I'm a police officer. I'm a flower angel. I got a job at the police station. I will punish them. I will put them in jail.” This is the story of a girl and the tragedy that changed her life.
Qualifying Award: Grand Jury Prize, Documentary Short Slamdance Film Festival Park City

Presented in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, The Consulate General of Switzerland, The Federal Office of Culture, and Swiss Films.

Unfortunately, we are unable to validate parking for this event.
$1 validated parking (for events only) on weekdays after 6:00 pm and all day on weekends in the Wilshire Courtyard West underground garage-P1.



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WILTERN THEATRE

3790 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, Ca 90010 213.388.1400 - Historic Art Deco Entertainment Venue From The 1930'S Located In The Mid-Wilshire Area. The Theater Was Renovated In 2002 To Create A Standing Room Area Infront Of The Stage And Seating For About 100
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