The MFAH is the only place in Houston to watch all the short films nominated for this year’s Academy Awards! See if your favorites win when the Oscars are presented on Sunday, February 9. Download a handy list of the films for reference.

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• A Sister 
Directed by Delphine Girard, Belgium (16 minutes)
A night. A car. Alie is in danger. To get by, she must make the most important phone call of her life.

• Brotherhood
Directed by Meryan Joobeur, Tunisia (25 minutes)
Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife.

• The Neighbors’ Window
Directed by Marshall Curry, USA (20 minutes)
Alli is a mother of young children, frustrated with her daily routine and husband. But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited 20-somethings move in across the street and she discovers she can see into their apartment.

• Saria 
Directed by Bryan Buckley, USA (23 minutes)
Twelve-year-old Saria and her sister devise a daring plan to escape horrendous abuse in the orphanage that houses them.

• Nefta Football Club 
Directed by Yves Piat, Tunisia/France (17 minutes)
Two young brothers come across a donkey in the desert. Strangely, the animal wears headphones over its ears and is carrying bags full of a white powder on its back.

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Various directors
Various languages with English subtitles
Various countries
Running Time
105 minutes
Digital, Color