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Oscar Nominated Shorts – Documentary

“★★★½! The Academy Award for short subject — animated, live-action, and documentary — are more important than ever.”
— Boston Globe

See all the Oscar Nominated Shorts in the Documentary category.

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Audible – Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean, USA, 39 min.

Maryland School for the Deaf high school athlete Amaree McKenstry and his close friends face the pressures of senior year and grappling with the realities of venturing off into the hearing world.

Lead Me Home – Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk, USA, 39 min.

500,000 Americans experience homelessness every night. This immersive, cinematic film personalizes the overwhelming issue by telling the real-life stories of those going through it.

The Queen of Basketball – Ben Proudfoot, USA, 22 min.

She is one of the greatest living women’s basketball players. 3 national trophies. Scored the first basket in women’s Olympic basketball at the ‘76 Olympics. Drafted to the NBA. But have you ever heard of Lusia Harris?

Three Songs for Benazir – Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei, Afghanistan, 22 min.

Shaista, a young man who—newly married to Benazir and living in a displacement camp in Kabul—struggles to balance his dreams of being the first from his tribe to join the Afghan National Army with the responsibilities of starting a family.

When We Were Bullies – Jay Rosenblatt, USA/Germany, 36 min.

A mind-boggling coincidence leads the filmmaker to track down his fifth grade class and fifth grade teacher to examine their memory of and complicity in a bullying incident 50 years ago.

Equivalent of a PG-13/R rating.

Runtime: 160 minutes

Genre: Documentary

Year: 2022