Oscar Shorts: Live Action

2020, 105 minutes, R

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Distributor: ShortsTV & Magnolia Pictures


This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen. Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation or Documentary.

The films go into theaters around the world shortly after nominations are announced and are not released anywhere else until a few days before the Oscars®.


A SISTER / Belgium / 16 mins / 2018

Native Title: UNE SOEUR
Director: Delphine Girard

Synopsis: A night. A car. Alie is in trouble. To get by she must make the most important call of her life.

BROTHERHOOD / Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden / 25 mins / 2018

Native Title: VElJEYS
Director: Meryam Joobeur

Synopsis: Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.

NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB / France, Tunisia / 17 mins / 2018

Director: Yves Piat

Synopsis: Two young brothers come across a donkey in the desert. Strangly, the animal is wearing headphones over its ears.

SARIA / USA / 22 mins / 2019

Director: Bryan Buckley

Synopsis: SARIA is the tale of two inseparable orphaned sisters, Saria and Ximena, as they fight against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at Virgen de la asuncion Safe home in Guatemala. Our story follows the events leading up to the tragic fire in 2017 that claimed the lives of 41 orphaned girls.

THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW / USA / 20 mins / 2019

Director: Marshall Curry

Synopsis: THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW tells the story of Alli (Maria Dizzia), a mother of young children who has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband (Greg Keller). But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment.

Inspired by a true story, the film was written and directed by three-time Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry. Starring Tony-nominated Maria Dizzia, Greg Keller, and Juliana Canfield.