2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films

130 min
Streaming Online: Fri, Apr 2—Fri, Apr 23

Live Action:

The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine)
Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA)
Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA)
White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel)
The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA)


Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA) Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France) Opera – Erick Oh (USA/South Korea)
If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA)
Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland)
Kapaemahu (USA)
The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany)
To Gerard (USA)


A Love Song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.)
Do Not Split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 36 min.)
Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.)
Colette – Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.)
A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.)


“What Neil Gaiman has written about short stories is certainly true of short narrative films, and here are five live-action films that are ‘tiny windows into other worlds, and other minds, and other dreams. They’re journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.’ These short films, three from the US, one from Israel, and one from Palestine, are each nominated for an Oscar and each will transport its viewers efficiently, dramatically, and powerfully into the lives of strangers, neighbors, and even family.” – Laurence Kardish, FilmColumbia co-artistic director and former senior film curator at MoMA