The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

Ends April 22nd

The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.) – On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?

Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.) – A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a DeafBlind man.

Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.) – In “Two Distant Strangers”, cartoonist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again.

White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.) – A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.

The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.) – When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner’s deeply private life.