Academy Awards 2021 Short Film Nominees: Documentary

The documentary short subject tackles some of the most earth-shattering events of our past or present. This nominees of this category are also largely available for free online, so we've gathered them for you below.


Here are the nominees for Documentary (Short Subject).




Colette (2020)

Nazi occupied France. Resistance took courage. Seventy-five years later, facing one's ghosts may take even more.


Watch the full film here - Warning: This film contains content some viewers may find distressing



Dir: Anthony Giacchino | Writer: Anthony Giacchino | Producer: Alice Doyard, Aaron Matthews, Annie Small


Cast: Lucie Fouble, Colette Marin-Catherine



A Concerto Is A Conversation (2020)

A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family's lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.


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Dirs: Kris Bowers, Ben Proudfoot | Writer: Ben Proudfoot | Producers: Jeremy Lambert, Kris Bowers, Ben Proudfoot


Cast: Kris Bowers, Horace Bowers Sr.




Do Not Split (2020)

In 2019 Hong Kong was rocked by the largest protests since Britain handed back the area to China in 1997. This is the story of the protests, told through a series of demonstrations by local protesters that escalate into conflict when highly armed police appear on the scene.


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Dir: Anders Hammer | Producers: Charlotte Cook, Anders Hammer


Cast: Joey Siu, Rocky S. Tuan



Hunger Ward (2020)

Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two female health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. The film provides an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they try to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine.



Dir: Skye Fitzgerald | Producers: Michael Scheuerman, Skye Fitzgerald


Cast: Aida Alsadeeq, Omeima Essa Salem Abdullah, Mekkia Mahdi


You can watch this film for free over at Pluto TV by clicking here.



A Love Song For Latasha (2019)

The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising.



Dir: Sophia Nahli Allison | Producer: Fam Udeorji


Cast: Raigan Alex, Zoe Flint, Shinese Harlins


This film is available now on Netflix.

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