March 2, 2024


Showing: Streaming from April 2
Year: 2021
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Rivertown Film is pleased to bring the Oscar-Nominated Short Films to our audience in 2021. Streaming will begin on April 2. For the 16th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered in separately purchased programs – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have an edge in your Oscar pool)! These programs are a perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th, giving you time to enjoy each of the three programs.

Streaming starts on Friday, April 2, and tickets for the three programs individually or together for a discound are available on one page, here. Each program will cost $12, or see all three for $30.
Animated Shorts – $12.00
Live Action Shorts – $12.00
Documentary Shorts – $12.00
Bundle of all three programs – $30.00

The programs are available to view for 30 days after a ticket purchase, and then for 72 hours after starting to watch the program. After a service fee, half of the ticket price will go to Rivertown Film Society, to help us survive when we can’t present screenings in front of an audience. We thank Magnolia Pictures and Shorts TV for this service!

After you view all the categories you expect to, take our poll and vote for the Best Short. Let’s see how our audience stacks up against the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences!

Vote here:

Join us for a discussion about all the Oscar nominated short films, with Juliana Roth, Charles Caster-Dudzick, and Norvin Vandunk, on Monday, April 19 at 7:00 PM. Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

ANIMATED SHORTS (Running Time: 99 minutes)

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

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Running Time: 130 minutes)
The Present Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.)
Feeling Through Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.)
Two Distant Strangers Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.)
White Eye Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.)
The Letter Room Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.)

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (Running Time: 136 minutes)
A Love Song for Latasha Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.)
Do Not Split Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 36 min.)
Hunger WardSkye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.)
Colette Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.)
A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.)

Ratings guidelines:

Animated Shorts: PG-13. In IF ANYTHING HAPPENS, parents mourn their child, killed in a school shooting. GENIUS LOCI contains some “shits” and “fucks,” smoking, and very brief nudity. The program overall, while excellent, deals with some tough issues and a few of the films are not suitable for children under 12.

Live Action Shorts: rated R for adult themes and language. Considered one of the better Live Action programs in recent years.

Documentary Shorts: rated R. The Hong Kong protests, Black history, the Holocaust. Please note that HUNGER WARD is a very intense look at child hunger in Yemen and the program is not for young audiences.