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2022 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts

Opens on February 25

Run Time: 121 min. Release Year: 2022

This shorts program contains adult themes and is not suitable for children.

As part of Awards Season at the Film Center each year, we are thrilled to present the Academy Award-nominated shorts program featuring the year’s most spectacular Animated, Documentary, and Live Action short films.

From 145 total qualifying films, these five received nominations in the Live Action Short Film category at the 94th Academy Awards.

Live Action Short Film – The Nominees


On My Mind

Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson

Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today, it has to be now. It’s a question of life, death and karaoke.

Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Runtime: 18 min

Please Hold

K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse

In the not-so-distant future, a young man’s life is suddenly and inexplicably derailed as he finds himself at the mercy of automated “justice.”

Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 19 min

The Dress

Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki

Lust, sexuality and physicality. These are the deepest desires virgin Julia suppresses while working at a wayside motel. That is until she crosses paths with a handsome truck driver, who soon becomes the object of her fantasies…

Country: Poland
Language: Polish
Runtime: 30 min

The Long Goodbye

Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed

Riz and his family are in the middle of preparing a wedding celebration when the events unfolding in the outside world arrive suddenly on their doorstep. The result is a devastating and visceral feat of filmmaking, and a poignant poetic cry from the heart.

Country: United Kingdom, Netherlands
Language: English, Urdu, Arabic
Runtime: 12 min

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger

Sezim wants to fulfill her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men and forced to marry a stranger. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately seeks a way out.

Country: Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland
Language: Kyrgyz, English, German, French
Runtime: 38 min

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Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
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National Endowment for the Arts
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WOSU Public Media


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