2023 Oscar-Nominated Short Films—Documentary

Oscar-Nominated Short Films

View the nominated short films in the Documentary category from this year’s Academy Awards, and see if your favorite wins when the Oscars are presented on March 12!

Documentary Short Films

Running Time: 181 minutes, with a 15-minute intermission
Rating equivalent of PG-13/R for adult themes.

  • “How Do You Measure a Year?” (USA)
  • “The Elephant Whisperers” (India)
  • “Stranger at the Gate” (USA)
  • “Haulout” (UK)
  • “The Martha Mitchell Effect” (USA)

Suggested ratings are provided by Shorts International. For more information about each short film, visit ShortsTV.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

2023 Oscar-Nominated Short Films—Documentary

(2022, 181 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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