Live Action Oscar Shorts 2023


Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Mar 4 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Mar 11 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Mar 18 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Mar 25 7:30 PM


For the 18th consecutive year, ShortsTV presents the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on March 4th. 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 12th.

Live Action Shorts

Rating equivalent of PG-13 for adult themes.

Ivalu Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan, Denmark, 17 min.

Ivalu is gone. Her little sister is desperate to find her. Her father does not care. The vast Greenlandic nature holds secrets. Where is Ivalu?

Night RideEirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen, Norway, 16 min.

It is a cold night in December. As Ebba waits for the tram, an unexpected turn of events transforms the ride home into something she was not expecting.

Le PupilleAlice Rohrwacher, Italy, 39 min.

From writer and director, Alice Rohrwacher, and Academy Award® winning producer, Alfonso Cuarón, “Le Pupille” is a tale of innocence, greed and fantasy. This live action short is about desires, pure and selfish, about freedom and devotion, and about the anarchy that is capable of flowering in the minds of girls within the confines of a strict religious boarding school at Christmas.

The Red SuitcaseCyrus Neshvad, Luxembourg, 18 min.

An Iranian girl decides to remove her Headscarf/Hijab in a life changing situation.

An Irish GoodbyeTom Berkeley and Ross White, UK, 23 min.

On a farm in rural Northern Ireland, estranged brothers Turlough and Lorcan are forced to reunite following the untimely death of their mother.