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Oscar Shorts! 2021 Live Action Program

130 min


Virtual release

With our cinemas temporarily closed, we're pleased to bring the 2021 Oscar Shorts into your home through Film Streams @Home. A portion of your digital ticket sale supports Film Streams. Having issues? Visit our FAQ. Members: Check your email for a code to watch the Shorts for free.

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Feeling Through

USA/ 19 mins/ 2020

Directors: Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski

Synopsis: FEELING THROUGH, the first film to feature a DeafBlind actor in a lead role, is a coming-of-age story that follows Tereek, a teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash when he encounters Artie, a DeafBlind man in need of assistance getting to a bus stop. Out of an awkward meeting between strangers emerges an intimate bond, and a journey that forever changes Tereek.

THE LETTER ROOM courtesy of Shorts TV

The Letter Room

USA/ 33 min/ 2020

Director: Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan

Synopsis: When an empathetic corrections officer gets transferred to the prison’s letter room, he soon finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row. Starring OSCAR ISAAC and ALIA SHAWKAT.

THE PRESENT courtesy of Shorts TV

The Present

Palestine/ 25 min/ 2020

Director: Farah Nabulsi

Synopsis: 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?


Two Distant Strangers

USA/ 29 min/ 2020

Director: Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe

Synopsis: 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 courtesy of Shorts TV

White Eyes

Israel/ 20 min/ 2019

Director: Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman

Synopsis: Tomer is a writer and film director from Israel. He graduated from the Film Department of Minshar School of Art, Tel Aviv, with Excellence scholarship 2016. He directed Inside Shells (short, 2017) screened in FIPA and Sau Paulo International Short Film Festival among others. WHITE EYE is his second short and won the Best Narrative Short Jury Award in SXSW, 2020 and the Best Short Film Award in Haifa international film festival. Tomer is currently developing his first feature film BETWEEN THE SACRED AND THESECULAR AND THE ISRAELI TV series TORSO.

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