January 31–February 16, 2020

For the 15th year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-nominated short films on the big screen, in all three categories: animated, live action, and documentary. The MFAH is the exclusive Houston venue for your best chance to get the edge in your Oscar pool! This event is hugely popular with audiences all around the world, and tickets go fast. See if your favorites win when the Academy Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, February 9. Download a handy list of the short films for reference.

Read a review about the Oscar Nominated Short Films.



Past Events in This Series

Oscar Nominees: Live-Action Short Film

2019, Various languages with English subtitles
Digital
Various directors

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.

Oscar Nominees: Documentary Short Subject

2019, Various languages with English subtitles
Digital
Various directors

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.

Oscar Nominees: Animated Short Film

2019, Various languages with English subtitles
Digital
Various directors

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.


Oscar Nominees: Documentary Short Subject

2016, Various languages
Digital
Various directors

MFAH Films hosts Houston’s only screenings of the Oscar nominees for documentary short subject! 

Oscar Nominees: Animated Short Film

2016, Various languages
Digital
Various directors

For the 2017 Oscar season, the Museum presents Oscar-nominated short films for all three short-subject categories: animation, live action, and documentary. Watch, then choose your favorites before the winners are announced at the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26.

Oscar Nominees: Live-Action Short Film

2016, Various languages
Digital
Various directors

For the 2017 Oscar season, the Museum presents Oscar-nominated short films for all three short-subject categories: animation, live action, and documentary. Watch, then choose your favorites before the winners are announced at the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26.