2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts

For the 16th consecutive year, the Naro Cinema presents the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – 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. The Academy Awards take place late this Pandemic year, on Sunday, April 25th.

ANIMATED SHORTS (Running Time: 99 minutes)

– Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min)
Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min)
Opera – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min)
If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min)
Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min)

Also included in this program is an additional selection animated shorts from the AMPAS shortlist: 

Kapaemahu (USA, 8 min)
The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26 min)
To Gerard (USA, 7 min)

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Running Time: 130 minutes)

The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min)
Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min)
Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min)
White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min)
The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min)

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (Running Time: 136 minutes)

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)

From social justice to stories about grief and reckoning with the past, this year’s nominated shorts get serious” – NY Times – See full review here which gives an overview and summary of each of  films. (But please use the Naro’s link to purchase your ticket!)

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