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: