2021 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films

2021 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films

Documentary Shorts Nominees

A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION (Directed by Kris Bowers & Ben Proudfoot, USA, 13 min) - A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA (Directed by Sophia Nahli Allison, USA, 19 min) - A dreamlike portrait of a vibrant 15-year-old girl whose shooting death sparks the 1992 L.A. Riots.

**WINNER** -- COLETTE (Directed by Anthony Giacchino, France/Germany/USA, 25 min) - Resistance took courage in Nazi-occupied France. 75 years later, facing one's ghosts may take even more.

DO NOT SPLIT (Directed by Anders Hammer, USA/Norway, 20 min) - The story of the 2019 Hong Kong protests, told through a series of demonstrations by local protestors that escalate into conflict when highly armed police appear on the scene.

HUNGER WARD (Directed by Skye Fitzgerald, USA ,40 min) - Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two female health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 2020
Run Time: 117 mins
Format: Digital