Academy Awards 2021 Short Film Nominees: Live Action

As we reach the cusp of this year's Academy Awards, we wait with bated breath to find out which films will walk away with the accolades. But if you are looking for a last minute recap as to which short films have made it to the summit of the global film industry, we have a summary right here of these fantastic films and where to find them.


The Live Action category hosts topics as diverse as the cast of these myriad films, touching on issues from deafblindness to loneliness to police brutality. This year promises to serve one of the most impressive crops of live action short films in recent years.


Here are the nominees for Short Film (Live Action).




Feeling Through (2020)

A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a DeafBlind man.

Dir: Doug Roland | Writer: Doug Roland | Producers: Doug Roland, Sue Ruzenski, Luis Augusto Figueroa


Cast: Steven Prescod, Robert Tarango, Francisco Burgos


Click here to watch the full film on the Omeleto YouTube channel - You can also watch all live action short film nominees via ShortsTV by clicking here.



White Eye (2019)

A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.

Dir: Tomer Shushan | Writer: Tomer Shushan | Producers: Shira Hochman, Kobi Mizrahi


Cast: Daniel Gad, Dawit Tekelaeb, Reut Akkerman


You can watch this film and all live action short film nominees via ShortsTV by clicking here.



Two Distant Strangers (2020)

A man trying to get home to his dog gets stuck in a time loop that forces him to relive a deadly run-in with a cop.



Dirs: Travon Free, Martin Desmond Roe | Writer: Travon Free | Producer: Lawrence Bender


Cast: Joey Bada$$, Andrew Howard, Zaria


This film is available now on Netflix. You can watch this film and all live action short film nominees via ShortsTV by clicking here.



The Present (2020)

A man trying to get home to his dog gets stuck in a time loop that forces him to relive a deadly run-in with a cop.



Dir: Farah Nabulsi | Writers: Farah Nabulsi, Hind Shoufani | Producer: Ossama Bawardi


Cast: Saleh Bakri, Maryam Kanj, Mariam Basha


This film is available now on Netflix. You can watch this film and all live action short film nominees via ShortsTV by clicking here.



The Letter Room (2020)

When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner's deeply private life.



Dir: Elvira Lind | Writer: Elvira Lind | Producer: Sofia Sondervan


Cast: Oscar Isaac, Alia Shawkat, Brian Petsos


This film is available now on Vimeo On Demand. You can watch this film and all live action short film nominees via ShortsTV by clicking here.




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