Oscar Shorts 2024: Documentary

Oscar Shorts 2024

2023 | 139 min.

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For the 19th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 16th. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action, and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 10.


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  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 139 min.


Island In Between

Island In Between

Director: S. Leo Chiang, 19 min., Taiwan (in English/Mandarin)

From Taiwan’s frontline amid rising tensions with China, filmmaker S. Leo Chiang weaves lyrical glimpses of local life with his own struggle negotiating ambivalent bonds to Taiwan, China, and the USA. Island In Between explores the uneasy peace in Taiwan, and contemplates its uncertain future.

Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó

Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó

Director: Sean Wang, 16 min., USA (in Mandarin)

Nǎi Nai is my grandma. Wài Pó is also my grandma. Together, they are a grandma super team that dances, stretches, and farts their sorrows away.

The ABC’s of Book Banning

The ABC’s of Book Banning

Director: Sheila Nevins, 27 min., USA (in English)

Over 2000 books have been removed from school districts in the U.S. The ABC’s of Book Banning follows the human toll the future will pay for depriving children of their right to read and learn about a complex world. Interviews with children and authors shed light on this ongoing dangerous precedent.

The Last Repair Shop

The Last Repair Shop

Director: Ben Proudfoot & Kris Bowers, 39 min., USA (in English)

Los Angeles is one of the last American cities to provide free and freely repaired musical instruments to its public schoolchildren. The Last Repair Shop showcases the warehouse where devoted craftspeople keep over 80,000 instruments in good repair.

The Barber of Little Rock

The Barber of Little Rock

Director: John Hoffman & Christine Turner, 35 min., USA (in English)

The Barber of Little Rock explores America’s widening racial wealth gap through the story of Arlo Washington, a local barber whose visionary approach to a just economy can be found in the mission of People Trust, the non- profit community bank he founded.