Featuring an array of powerful subjects, the Short Documentary Competition honors new and distinctive voices in documentary filmmaking. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and qualify for consideration at the Academy Awards® for Best Documentary Short Film.
Available in the Virtual Cinema:
October 9 (10am ET) through midnight on October 16
You must finish watching by midnight on Friday.
Note: This program may be viewed from anywhere in the United States.
3 LOGICAL EXITS 15 minutes | 2020 | Documentary Short
Arabic | Denmark/UK/Lebanon
A sociological meditation on the various “exits” young Palestinians choose in order to cope with living in a refugee camp.
CHARACTER 17 minutes | 2020 | Documentary Short
English | USA
Actor Mark Metcalf established himself by playing an array of aggrieved authority figures. Now in his 70s, he reflects back on his life and career in this meditation on power, privilege, and the perils of being a “type.”
ÊMÎCÊTÔCÊT: MANY BLOODLINES 11 minutes | 2020 | Documentary Short
English/Cree | Canada
An Indigenous filmmaker and her white partner reflect on their differences in race, culture, class, and gender roles as they document their journey to parenthood.
THE GAME 17 minutes | 2020 | Documentary Short
German/Italian/Swiss German/Turkish/English | Switzerland
The exhilarating highs and lows of a professional soccer match, all from the watchful perspective of a referee at the very heart of the action.
I’M FREE NOW, YOU ARE FREE 15 minutes | 2020 | Documentary Short
English | USA
Following a 40-year, state-sanctioned separation, the reunion and the repair of the relationship between a mother and son serve as a meditation on Black family preservation as an act of resistance.
Ash Goh Hua
Mike Africa Jr