DEKALB ELEMENTARY (USA/20 min/2017)
Director: Reed Van Dyk
Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia. Steven, a mentally unstable twentysomething, enters an elementary school with a semi-automatic rifle. After he orders the school receptionist, Cassandra, to have the building evacuated, he holds her hostage and instructs her to call 911. With Cassandra as his go-between, Steven tries to navigate the troubled waters he has entered.
THE SILENT CHILD (UK/20 min/2017)
Director: Chris Overton
THE SILENT CHILD centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
MY NEPHEW EMMETT (USA/20 min/2017)
Director: Kevin Wilson, JR.
In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on true events.
THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK (Australia/13 min/2016)
Director: Derin Seale
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.
WATU WOTE/ALL OF US (Germany & Kenya/23 min/2017)
Director: Katja Benrath
For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.
This year's Live Action program contains language and depictions of violence that may not be suited to young viewers.