2021 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Short Films

2021 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Short Films

Live Action Shorts Nominees

FEELING THROUGH (Directed by Doug Roland, USA, 19 min) - A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a DeafBlind man.

THE LETTER ROOM (Directed by Elvira Lind, USA, 33 min) - When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner's deeply private life.

THE PRESENT (Directed by 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?

**WINNER** -- TWO DISTANT STRANGERS (Directed by Travon Free & 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 (Directed by Tomer Shushan, 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.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2020
Run Time: 123 mins
Format: Digital