2024 Oscar Shorts: Live Action

2024 Oscar Shorts: Live Action

February 16, 2024
For the 20th year, Ragtag Cinema presents the Oscar-Nominated Short Films.

Details About the Film

For the 20th year, Ragtag Cinema proudly presents the Live-Action Oscar-Nominated Short Films. Featuring a diverse slate of international nominees from both new and established filmmakers, we invite you to support small scale filmmaking and get a leg up on your Oscar predictions. The 96th Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 10th.

THE AFTER [United Kingdom, 18 mins, 2023] - Dir. Misan Harriman

After witnessing a devastating random attack, Dayo (David Oyelowo), a London rideshare driver, picks up a passenger who helps him to reconnect to society and himself. In English.

RED, WHITE and BLUE [United States, 23 mins, 2023] - Dir. Nazrin Choudhury 

Rachel (Brittany Snow) is a single parent living paycheck to paycheck. When an unexpected pregnancy threatens to unravel her already precarious position, Rachel is forced to travel in search of an abortion provider. Rachel contemplates the life circumstances that brought her to this point and uncovers a heartbreaking secret that will irrevocably change her life.  In English.

KNIGHT OF FORTUNE [Denmark, 25 mins, 2022] - Dir. Lasse Lyskjær Noer

A man struggles to come to terms with the loss of a loved one but meets a comrade in grief.  In Danish and Swedish with English subtitles.

INVINCIBLE [Canada, 29 mins, 2022] - Dir. Vincent René-Lortie

Inspired by a true story, Invincible recounts the last 48 hours in the life of Marc-Antoine Bernier, a 14-year-old boy reckoning with his worsening mental health while on a desperate quest for freedom. In French with English subtitles.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF HENRY SUGAR [United Kingdom/United States, 40 mins, 2023] - Dir. Wes Anderson

Adapted from an eponymous Roald Dahl short story, The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar is the latest Wes Anderson re-imagining of Dahl's literary oeuvre. Compulsive gambler Henry Sugar (Benedict Cumberbatch) learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and sets out to master the skill so he can cheat successfully at gambling. In English.

Please note: This program is intended for adults, i.e. it is "R" rated. Film topics include murder, abortion, sexual abuse, and suicide. 


Director(s): Various
Year Released: 2024
Runtime: 140 minutes
Content Warning(s): Depictions of Sexual Assault / RapeDomestic Abuse / ViolenceExtreme Violence
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)