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2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action
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Friday, Apr 2, 2021 12:00 AM
The 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films are straight to your home! Virtual Release
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For the 16th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening virtually on April 2nd. 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. This year, the Academy Awards take place on Sunday, April 25th.

You have until May 8 to begin this program. Once you start watching, you have 48 hours to finish.

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (130 min, rated R)

The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.)
On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?

Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (U.S., 19 min.)
A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a Deaf-Blind man.

Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (U.S., 25 min.)
In Two Distant Strangers, cartoonist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again.

White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.)
A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.

The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (U.S., 33 min.)
When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner's deeply private life.