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2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action

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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 (USA, 19 min.)

FEELING THROUGH, the first film to feature a DeafBlind actor in a lead role, is a coming-of-age story that follows Tereek, a teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash when he encounters Artie, a DeafBlind man in need of assistance getting to a bus stop. Out of an awkward meeting between strangers emerges an intimate bond, and a journey that forever changes Tereek.


Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 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 (USA, 33 min.)

When an empathetic corrections officer gets transferred to the prison’s letter room, he soon finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    130 minutes
  • Country
    Palestine, United States, Israel