Oscar Shorts 2020 - Documentary

Film Info
Series:New Release
Run Time:160 min


For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Jan. 31st. 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, Feb. 9th -- enjoy them at The Roxy's annual Oscar party!

Oscar Nominations 2020 - Short Film (Documentary)

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) -- Carol Dysinger

Young Afghan girls learn to read, write and skateboard in Kabul. 

Life Overtakes Me -- John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

In the grip of trauma, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden withdraw from life’s uncertainties into a coma-like illness called Resignation Syndrome.

In the Absence -- Yi Seung-Jun

Documents the sinking of a South Korean Ferry.  As a result of the ineptitude of the first response to the emerging situation, hundreds of people, mostly children, lost their lives.

St. Louis Superman -- Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan

Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri House of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a critical bill for his community.

Walk Run Cha-Cha -- Laura Nix

Paul and Millie Cao lost their youth to the aftermath of the Vietnam War.  Forty years later, they have become successful professionals in Southern California – and are rediscovering themselves on the dance floor.