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2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary

Opens on February 16

Run Time: 140 min.

Celebrate Awards Season at Gateway Film Center

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 Animation, Documentary, and Live Action short films.

Presented by ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures for the 19th consecutive year, 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.

Nominations for the 96th Academy Awards were announced on Jan. 23, at the Film Center’s 2024 Nominations Breakfast. Come join us March 10th as we raise our glasses to toast the winners at The 2024 Awards Gala at Gateway Film Center.

From one hundred fourteen qualifying films, these are the five nominees in the Documentary Short Film category, listed in alphabetical order by title:

Island In Between – S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien, 20 min., Taiwan (in English/Mandarin)

Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó – Sean Wang and Sam Davis, 17 min., United States (in Mandarin)

The ABC’s of Book Banning – Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic, 27 min., United States (in English)

The Barber of Little Rock – John Hoffman and Christine Turner, 35 min., United States (in English)

Winner | The Last Repair Shop – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers, 39 min., United States (in English)

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