Ouat Media represents two 2016 Oscar® Nominees!
For the fourth consecutive year, Ouat Media is proud to be representing Oscar® Nominees in the Short Film (Live Action) category of The Academy Awards®. AVE MARIA (dir. Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont) and SHOK (dir. Jamie Donoughue) are among the five nominees that will vie for an Oscar® at the 88th Academy Awards® on Sunday, February 28th.
In AVE MARIA, the silent routine of five Palestinian nuns living in the West Bank wilderness is disturbed when an Israeli settler family breaks down right outside the convent just as the Sabbath comes into effect. After a successful run at well over 50 film festivals in 27 countries, thereby amassing 10 awards in just 7 months, the Palestinian film AVE MARIA signals a new wave of talent coming from the Arab world who are looking at making films that appeal to a global audience.
In SHOK, the friendship of two boys is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war. Based on true events, this award-winning film is the story of the trials and tribulations of children faced with the most extraordinary of circumstances. Filmed in Kosovo where the atrocities depicted in the film took place, SHOK is a film that will hopefully make us think of our own childhood and how, across the world, people's lives can be so different from ours, yet in many ways so similar.
Ouat Media is proud to represent these films among such a diverse group of nominees. Congratulations to all Oscar® Nominees on their fantastic achievements in 2015 and 2016, and best of luck at the Academy Awards® on February 28th!
PREMIERE FILM FESTIVAL launches on iTunes and Amazon
September 8, 2015
Enjoy some of the best short films from the 2014 edition of the Toronto International FIlm Festival. DISCIPLINE (Switzerland), DEL CIEGO DESERT (Canada), TATUAPE MAHAL TOWER (Brazil), DAY 40 (Canada), PLAYING WITH BALLS (Iceland), and THE WARREN (USA).
AVE MARIA chosen as an Official Selection at Cannes International Film Festival
Recent Ouat Media acquisition AVE MARIA has been announced as an Official Selection of the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival in the Short Films Competition. AVE MARIA (dir. Basil Khalil) is the story of an Israeli settler family who crash their car outside an isolated convent in the occupied West Bank. Their only hope of getting home rests with five nuns who have taken a vow of silence.
"It is these absurd and unique situations have always sparked my interest when finding new material, because here is where you find the deep, humane, yet fantastic life stories," says Director Basil Khalil.
AYA - Another 2015 Oscar Nominee!
Ouat Media is proud to announce another Oscar® Nominee in the Short Film (Live Action) category of the 87th Academy Awards®: AYA (dir. Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis). It is the eighth Academy Award® Nominee represented by Ouat Media.
AYA tells the story of two strangers who unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.
This 40 min long short film from Israel was awarded an Israeli Academy Award for Best Short. In 2014, AYA set a precedent in Israeli cinema, marking the first short film ever released domestically in theaters. AYA has become an audience and critical success in its home country and Ouat Media is proud to represent this wonderful short film internationally. AYA is NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES!
BUTTER LAMP (LA LAMPE AU BEURRE DE YAK) - 2015 Oscar Nominee!
For the third year in a row, Ouat Media is representing an Oscar® Nominee! BUTTER LAMP (LA LAMPE AU BEURRE DE YAK) (dir. Hu Wei) has been nominated in the Short Film (Live Action) category of the 87th Academy Awards®, taking place on February 22, 2015.
This 15 minute long short film has been an official selection of over 100 international film festivals including the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival, Cannes Critic’s Week and Sundance International Film Festival. BUTTER LAMP is NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES!
BUTTER LAMP tells the story of a photographer and his assistant who photograph the inhabitants of a remote Tibetan village and weave unique links with each of the villagers through their shots.
UNCLAIMED now available on iTunes!
Ouat Media is proud to announce the iTunes release of UNCLAIMED – a unique and compelling documentary about two men whose lives intersect through the burdens of war.
UNCLAIMED is directed by Michael Jorgensen is now available for digital download on iTunes. See the film today!
Ouat Media Presents: 8 ANIMAZING SHORT STORIES
Ouat Media is proud to announce the iTunes release of 8 ANIMAZING SHORT STORIES – a program of the best animated short films from the world's most talented young filmmakers and animators. Films featured in this compilation have played at some of the most prestigious international festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Cannes International Film Festival and Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival. Of the eight featured titles, two will be making their worldwide iTunes premieres: BEAST and COSMIC LOVE.
Let your imagination run wild with 8 ANIMAZING SHORT STORIES - a fantastic, family-friendly program of animated tales, available now!
Ouat Media Presents Avant Que De Tout Perdre and Five Acclaimed Short Films
Ouat Media presents AVANT QUE DE TOUT PERDRE – The story of Miriam, a cashier in a supermarket who decides to leave her violent husband before... it’s too late.
AVANT DE QUE TOUT PERDRE is directed by Xavier Legrand and is nominated in the Short Film (Live Action) category of the 86th Academy Awards.