Featuring exceptional technique and storytelling, the Short Narrative Competition honors the fresh perspectives of up-and-coming filmmakers. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and qualify for consideration at the Academy Awards® for Best Live Action 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.
THE CHICKEN 13 minutes | 2020 | Narrative Short
English/Japanese | USA
On an unseasonably hot November afternoon in New York, a young Japanese immigrant and his visiting cousin spontaneously decide to buy a live chicken to cook for dinner.
Sandra Maren Schneider
ENTRE TÚ Y MILAGROS 20 minutes | 2020 | Narrative Short
Spanish | Colombia
At fifteen, Milagros’s world still revolves around her mother’s affection, until an unexpected encounter with death makes her question not only their relationship, but her own existence.
Diana Patiño Martínez
Jorge Granados Ross
Nathalie Álvarez Mesèn
Maria Fernanda Giraldo
Olga Cecilia Tablorda Vélez
GRAMERCY 22 minutes | 2020 | Narrative Short
English | USA
When Shaq, a young man grappling with depression, returns to his New Jersey hometown, his exploration of grief and brotherhood transforms into the imagining of an inner life.
HEAVEN REACHES DOWN TO EARTH 10 minutes | 2020 | Narrative Short
Zulu/Southern Sotho | South Africa
Once Tau comes to a realization about their sexuality, a cascade of thoughts and emotions are set aflame in Tumelo.
Petrus van Staden
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION 15 minutes | 2020 | Narrative Short
Russian | Kazakhstan
A young academic prepares to leave her home in Kazakhstan for a fresh start in London. On the eve of her move, she dares to consider what will be left behind.