All five live-action shorts in competition for Academy Awards this year are screened in this annual collection of unanimated goodness. The shorts hail from all over the world and touch on a wide range of subjects. In the Indian short, a schoolboy braves an uncertain future to realize his dream of playing cricket. In the Australian short, a teased birthday boy wishes everyone would go away—with expected results. In the Swedish entry, a twentysomething slacker tries to impress a cute neighbor with a magic show at his dad's 60th birthday party. Five Academy Award nominees in one fell swoop!