Oscar Shorts

April 21, 2021

The Motion Picture Association and ShortsTV hosted a special virtual screening of select 2021 Academy Award-nominated short films, followed by a conversation with several of the filmmakers.

Our event featured Oscar-nominated shorts “Opera,” “If Anything Happens I Love You,” and “Two Distant Strangers,” along with clips from each of the five films nominated in the Documentary (Short Subject) category.

MPA Chairman & CEO Charles Rivkin and ShortsTV Founder & CEO Carter Pilcher provided introductory remarks to open the event:

Following the screening, Pilcher moderated a wide-ranging conversation with several of the shorts’ filmmakers:

Travon Free, filmmaker, “Two Distant Strangers”
Maryann Garger, filmmaker, “If Anything Happens I Love You”
Michael Govier, filmmaker, “If Anything Happens I Love You”
Erick Oh, filmmaker, “Opera”
Martin Desmond Roe, filmmaker, “Two Distant Strangers”

Watch the full conversation below:


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