2024 Oscar®-Nominated Short Films: Live Action

Poster collage of images with golden tone with text 2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films
still from the short film RED, WHITE AND BLUE

For the 19th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar®-Nominated Short Films, opening on Friday, February 16. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners and experience exciting new short-form storytelling by filmmakers from around the world. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 134 minutes)

still from the short film THE AFTER

The Afterdirected by Misan Harriman, 18 min., UK (in English)
The After is a powerful and affecting story that follows Dayo (David Oyelowo), a Londoner who has to reconnect with himself and society after witnessing a devastating random attack in the capital.

Red, White and Bluedirected by Nazrin Choudhury, 23 min., USA (in English) (pictured above)
Rachel (Brittany Snow) is a single parent living paycheck to paycheck. When an unexpected pregnancy threatens to unravel her already precarious position, she’s forced to cross state lines in search of an abortion. As Rachel contemplates the series of events that necessitated this journey and the obstacles placed in her path, we learn a heartbreaking truth that means her life will never be the same again.

sitll from the short film KNIGHT OF FORTUNE

Knight of Fortunedirected by Lasse Lyskjær Noer, 25 min., Denmark (in Swedish/Danish)
The loss of a loved one, the grief, the risk of yellow skin, and a coffin, that is too much for Karl to face.

still from the short film INVINCIBLE

Invincibledirected by Vincent René-Lortie, 29 min., Canada (in French)
Inspired by a true story, Invincible recounts the last 48 hours in the life of Marc-Antoine Bernier, a 14-year-old boy on a desperate quest for freedom.

still from the short film THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR

The Wonderful World of Henry Sugardirected by Wes Anderson, 37 min., US/UK (in English)
A beloved Roald Dahl story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling.

Cornell Cinema screenings will take place as follows:

  • Live Action - Friday, February 16 at 6pm
  • Animated - Saturday, February 17 at 6pm
  • Live Action - Thursday, February 22 at 9:15pm
  • Documentary - Friday, February 23 at 7pm

The 96th annual Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 10, 2024.