2021 Oscar® Nominated Shorts


Available for streaming April 19-24


For the 16th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar®-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Documentary and Live Action – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar® pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th.


Tickets to INDIVIDUAL programs are $12 Member // $15 Non-member.

Tickets to ALL THREE programs are $30 Member // $38 Non-member.

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BURROW – dir. Madeline Sharafian, Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 minutes, 2020)
In Disney and Pixar’s new short film Burrow, a young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue what she’s doing. Rather than reveal her imperfections to her neighbors, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble. After hitting (bed)rock bottom, she learns there is no shame in asking for help.


GENIUS LOCI – dir. Adrien Mérigeau, Amaury Ovise (France, 16 minutes, 2019)
One night, Reine, a young loner, sees among the urban chaos a moving oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.


OPERA – dir. Erick Oh (South Korea/USA 9 minutes, 2020)
Driven by the spirits of Bosch, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and more, award-winning filmmaker and former Pixar animator Erick Oh portrays—in his own signature whimsical and surreal way—the human society and history, filled with beauty and absurdity.


IF ANYTHING HAPPENS I LOVE YOU – dir. Will McCormack, Michael Govier (USA, 13 minutes, 2020)
Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting; an elegy on grief.


YES-PEOPLE – dir. Gísli Darri Halldórsson, Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 minutes, 2020)
One morning, an eclectic mix of people face their everyday battles such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested, as is their capacity to cope.


Plus a Selection of Additional Animated Shorts (from the AMPAS shortlist):


THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE (UK/Germany, 26 min.)

TO GERARD (USA, 7 min.)

Some of these animated shorts may not be suitable for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.









COLETTE – dir. Anthony Giacchino (France/Germany/USA, 25 min, 2020) 
Ninety-year-old Colette Marin-Catherine is one of the last surviving members of the French Resistance. Seventy-five years after the war, facing her’s ghosts may take even more courage.


A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION – dirs. Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min, 2020)
The story of virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers as he tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. A New York Times Op-Doc.


DO NOT SPLIT – dir. Anders Hammer (USA/Norway, 35 min, 2020)
In 2019 a proposed bill allowing the Chinese government to extradite criminal suspects to mainland China escalates protests throughout Hong Kong. Unfolding across a year, the documentary captures the determination and sacrifices of the protesters, the government’s backlash, and the passage of the new Beijing-backed national security law.


HUNGER WARD – dir. Skye Fitzgerald (USA, 40 min, 2020)
Filmed inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in conflict-ridden Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two women fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. With unprecedented access within a sensitive conflict-zone, it reveals the bravery of deeply committed doctors working in the middle of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.


A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA – dir. Sophia Nahli Allison (USA, 19 min, 2019)
The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising. Nearly three decades later, the documentary removes Latasha from the context of her death and rebuilds an archive of a promising life lost. Oral history and memories from Latasha’s best friend and cousin converge in a dreamlike portrait that shows the impact one brief but brilliant life can have.









FEELING THROUGH – dir. Doug Roland (USA, 19 min, 2019)
Tereek is a teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash when he encounters Artie, a DeafBlind man in need of assistance getting to a bus stop. Out of an awkward meeting between strangers emerges an intimate bond, and a journey that forever changes Tereek.


THE LETTER ROOM – dir. Elvira Lind (USA, 33 min, 2020)
When an empathetic corrections officer gets transferred to the prison’s letter room, he soon finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row. Starring Oscar Isaac and Alia Shawkat.


THE PRESENT – dir. Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min, 2020)
On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?


TWO DISTANT STRANGERS – dirs. Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 29 min, 2019)
Comic book artist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again.


WHITE EYE – dir. Tomer Shushan (Israel, 20 min, 2019)
A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.



See ALL THREE SHORTS PROGRAMS for a discounted rate with this Oscar Shorts Bundle.

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