Cinematique Virtual Special Event: “Oscar-Nominated Shorts”

Mar 23, 2021

While we await the return of Cinematique to the big screen at Historic Thalian Hall, we are happy to be able to offer a virtual screening of this year's Oscar-Nominated Short Films. 

For the 16th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2nd. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th.

Screening will be available starting Friday, April 2nd. Rentals are available for 30 days after purchase/72 hours after starting to watch. Tickets are available for individual categories for $12 each (Animated, Live Action, or Documentary) or you can purchase the bundle with all three categories for $30

BEST ANIMATED SHORTS (99 minutes, Rated PG-13)

  • Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.)
  • Genius Loci – Adrien 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.)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORTS (130 minutes, Rated R)

  • 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.)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (136 minutes, Rated R)

  • 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 Ward – Skye 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.)