2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Synopsis & Film Details

Fresno Filmworks proudly presents the virtual cinema engagement for the 2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films. For the 16th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2 and running through May 14. 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, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25.

Tickets cost $12 for each program or $30 for a bundle of all three programs.

ANIMATED SHORTS – 99 minutes
Informally rated PG-13

Burrow Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat USA, 6 min.
Genius LociAdrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise France, 16 min.
OperaErick Oh USA, 9 min.
If Anything Happens I Love YouWill McCormack and Michael Govier USA, 12 min.
Yes-PeopleGísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson Iceland, 8 min.
*Kapaemahu USA, 8 min. (Highly regarded additional short)
*The Snail and the Whale UK/Germany, 26 min. (Highly regarded additional short)
*To Gerard USA, 7 min. (Highly regarded additional short)

LIVE ACTION SHORTS – 130 minutes
Informally rated R

The PresentFarah Nabulsi Palestine, 25 min.
Feeling ThroughDoug Roland and Susan Ruzenski USA, 19 min.
Two Distant StrangersTravon Free and Martin Desmond Roe USA, 25 min.
White EyeTomer Shushan and Shira Hochman Israel, 21 min.
The Letter RoomElvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan USA, 33 min.

Informally rated R

A Love Song for LatashaSophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan USA, 18 min.
Do Not Split Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook USA/Norway, 36 min.
Hunger WardSkye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman USA, 40 min.
ColetteAnthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard France/Germany/USA, 24 min.
A Concerto Is a ConversationBen Proudfoot and Kris Bowers USA, 13 min.

Once rented, you have access to the film for 30 days. Once you start to watch the film, you have 72 hours to complete it.
To our loyal members, sponsors, and volunteers:
Due to differences in distribution terms for virtual streaming engagements, we are unfortunately not able to honor comp tickets for this program. Comp tickets will be honored at future programs. We apologize for this inconvenience.