2021 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts

Run Time: 130 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 174 total qualifying films, these five received nominations in the Live Action Short Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards.


Live Action Short Film Program

The Nominees

 

The Present

Farah Nabulsi

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?

Country: Palestine
Language: Arabic, English
Runtime: 25 min


Feeling Through

Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski

A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a DeafBlind man.

Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 19 min


Two Distant Strangers

Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe

Cartoonist 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.

Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 25 min


White Eye

Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman

Cartoonist 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.

Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Runtime: 21 min


The Letter Room

Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan

When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner’s deeply private life.

Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 33 min


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