The Phone Call
Heather is a shy lady who works in a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man, she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.
The Phone Call is a 2013 British short drama film. It was directed by Mat Kirkby and written by Kirkby and James Lucas. It won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 87th Academy Awards. The film stars Sally Hawkins as Heather, a crisis hotline counsellor trying to dissuade Stanley (Jim Broadbent), an unseen distraught caller, from a suicide attempt following the death of his wife.
‘Easily one of my favorite shorts from the 2014 Heartland Film Festival, The Phone Call is a deeply felt and emotionally unforgettable 20 minute short that will stay with you long after you've left the theater.’ The Independent Critic
Academy Awards, USA 2015 Winner of the Oscar for Best Short Film
American Short Film Awards 2013 Winner of the Jury Award for Best Short Film of The Year
Aspen Shortsfest 2014 Winner of the Audience Award - Special Recognition
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2014 Winner of the Festival Prize for Best Short Film
International Film Festival ASTERFEST 2015 Winner of the Aco Aleksov Award for Best Auteur
Krakow Film Festival 2014 Winner of the Silver Dragon for Best Fiction Film
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Aspen Shortsfest 2015 Winner of the The Ellen.
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AwardsWinner Grand Prix, HCA Award, Odense International Film Festival Winner of the 'Don Quixote' Award, Krakow Film Festival Winner of the 'Young Director' Award, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2018 Winner of the 'Young Jury' Award, Best of International Short Films Festival 2019 Winner of the 'Emerging Director' Award, Emerging Directors Awards 2020
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Manhattan Short Film Festival 2019 – Gold Medal Winner *Oscar Qualifying
SCAD Film Festival 2019 – Best Editing
The American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival 2019 – Best Short Film
Cordillera International Film Festival 2019 – Jury Award Best of Fest
Pittsburgh Short Film Festival 2019 – Best Narrative Audience award
New Renaissance Film Festival 2019 – Best Actress
Chelmsford Film Festival 2019 – Best Actress
Top Shorts 2019 – Annual Awards – Best Actress
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Elba Film Festival 2019 – Silver Best Actress
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Show Low Film Festival 2019 – Best of Fest
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Norwich Film Festival 2018 – Best East Anglian Film *BIFA & BAFTA Qualifying
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Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2018 – Best Short Film
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AwardsAcademy Awards, USA 2010 Nominee for the Oscar for Best Short Film Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films 2008 Winner of the Golden Mikeldi for Best Short Cork International Film Festival 2008 Winner of the Best First Short by an Irish Director Foyle Film Festival 2008 Winner of the Festival Prize for Best Short Irish Film and Television Awards 2009 Winner of the IFTA Award Best Short Film
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