Event Information
Oscar-Nominated Shorts 2021: Live-Action
Online Screening
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 - Monday, May 31, 2021
Available to stream in the US and US territories only.
Available to stream now! Each program is available to view for 72 hours after you begin streaming. Must end Fri, May 31!
Event Pricing
Admission (Online) Three-Program Bundle - $30.00
Admission (Online) Streaming Ticket - $12.00

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Presenting the 2021 films nominated for Best Animated Short at the 93rd Academy Awards. See all nominated films in Animation, Documentary and Live-Action in 2021 Academy Award-Nominated Short Films.

This year for the first time, IFC Center At Home is also offering online screenings of the Live-ActionAnimated, and Documentary Shorts Nominees. Individual programs are available for $12 each, or purchase a bundle to watch all three Animated, Live-Action and Documentary Shorts programs online for $30. (The option to purchase the bundle is available through any of the three programs’ ticketing links.) Please note that, due to the special nature of this program, we are not able to offer a member discount on tickets for online screenings; member discounts will be in effect for in-theater tickets.

This program is not suitable for children.

Each program is available to view for 72 hours after you begin streaming.

The Present – dir. 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?

Feeling Through – dir. 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.

Two Distant Strangers– dirs. Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min). 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 – dir. 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.

The Letter Room – dir. Elivira 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.

Film Details
Running Time:130
Accessibility:Closed Captioning
Assistive Listening