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Oscar-Nominated Live Action shorts (15*)

Cinema On Demand

a police officer looking at a computer screen

This programme showcases this year’s Oscar-nominated live action shorts, representing some of the best new filmmakers and emerging talent.

The Letter Room
When an empathetic corrections officer is transferred to the prison’s letter room, he finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row. 

Feeling Through
A teen wanders the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash when he encounters a DeafBlind man in need of assistance getting to a bus stop.

The Present
On his wedding anniversary, Yusef sets out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy is it to go shopping?

Two Distant Strangers (Oscar winner)
A cartoonist's 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
A man finds his stolen bicycle, now belonging to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.

In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

*Please note: this film contains repeated depictions of police brutality and murder.

The Letter Room
US 2020 Dir Elvira Lind 33 min 

Feeling Through
US 2019 Dir Doug Roland 19 min

The Present
Palestine 2020 Dir Farah Nabulsi 25 min

Two Distant Strangers
US 2020 Dir Travon Free, Martin Desmond Roe 29 min

White Eye
Israel 2019 Dir Tomer Shushan 29 min

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