Oscar® Nominated Shorts 2021 – Docs * Live Action * Animation

For the 16th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2nd. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – 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.

Starts April 2

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Burrow Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.)

Genius LociAdrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min.)

If Anything Happens I Love You Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.)

Opera Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.)

Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min.)


The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26 min.)

Kapaemahu (USA, 7 min.)

To Gerard (USA, 8 min.)  

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Feeling Through Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.)

The Letter Room Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.)

The Present Farah Nabulsi
(Palestine, 25 min.)

Two Distant Strangers Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.)

White Eye Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.)

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Colette Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.)

A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.)

Do Not Split Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 20 min.)

Hunger WardSkye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.)

A Love Song for Latasha Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.)

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ShortsTV Podcast – Awards Season
Each week, hosts Carter Pilcher, the CEO of ShortsTV, and Rasha Goel, a Los Angeles-based Emmy Award nominated entertainment journalist, sit down for an in-depth look at what it takes to get to get through the awards season gauntlet for the three short film Oscar categories. From qualifying a short to winning an Oscar, they’ll speak with with industry insiders, short film nominees, Academy governors, and Oscar winners to provide real insight into what it takes to win an Oscar — from the craft of filmmaking to campaigning strategy (even I’ve made an appearance).

A new episode will be share a new one each week leading up to the Oscar telecast.