The 2021 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films

The 2021 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films are available for at-home viewing this year! You’ll be able to use your cinematic skills to predict the winners before the Oscars® are revealed on ABC on the evening of April 25th, or to enjoy all the Shorts for weeks after the envelopes are opened.

When you watch the Shorts this year through the DIA’s link – which is now active for ticketing and viewing and will remain active 24 hours a day through May 14th – remember that a significant portion of ticket revenues will go directly to support the DFT, making it possible for us to reopen our historic 1,100-seat theatre for regular year-round public screenings as soon as our rigorous safety standards for audiences and staff can be fully met.

The three categories of short nominees will be ticketed as three separate programs. Ticket prices are set at $12 for each category of nominees – animation, live-action, documentary. If you’re planning to watch all three categories, a specially discounted $30 bundle is available – either for your own household or as a thoughtful gift for friends or family anywhere in North America – allowing multiple viewings of all the shorts in all three nominated categories.

The 2021 Shorts will be ready when you are, and seating is unlimited! Get tickets now >

Full credits and images from all 2021 nominated films can be seen at 

Animated Shorts (94 minutes) 

  • Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.) 
  • Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min.) 
  • If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.) 
  • Opera – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.) 
  • Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min.) 
  • Plus a selection of additional animated shorts from the shortlist: 
    • The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26 min.) 
    • Kapaemahu (USA, 7 min.) 
    • To Gerard (USA, 8 min.) 

Live-Action Shorts  (125 minutes) 

  • Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.) 
  • The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.) 
  • The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.) 
  • Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.) 
  • White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.) 

Documentary Shorts (118 minutes) 

  • Colette – Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.) 
  • A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.) 
  • Do Not Split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 20 min.) 
  • Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.) 
  • A Love Song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.)



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