2021 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Run Time: 136 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021

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Screening as part of Awards Season Weekend at the Center.  Passes include reserved seating at all in person screenings and the watch party for the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony on April 25.

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Each year, the Film Center is thrilled to present the Academy Award-nominated shorts program featuring the year’s most spectacular short films.

From 114 total qualifying films, these five received nominations in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 93rd Academy Awards.


Documentary Short Subject Program

The Nominees

 

 

A Love Song for Latasha

Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan

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.

Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 18 min


Do Not Split

Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers

A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Country: USA, Norway
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese, English
Runtime: 36 min


Hunger Ward

Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman

Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they try to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine.

Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 40 min


Colette

Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard

Nazi occupied France. Resistance took courage. Seventy-five years later, facing one’s ghosts may take even more.

Country: France, Germany, USA
Language: French
Runtime: 24 min


A Concerto Is a Conversation

Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers

A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 13 min


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