As Oscar season heats up, see the short films nominated for Academy Awards—on the big screen! The MFAH is the only venue in Houston presenting all three programs: Animated Short Film, Live-Action Short Film, and Documentary Short Subject. Check back here after the nominations are announced on January 22, 2019.

Before the winners are announced on February 24, catch the screenings at the Museum, and vote for your favorite in each category.

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Past Events in This Series

Oscar Nominees: Animated Short Film

2017, Various languages with English subtitles
Digital
Various directors

The MFAH is the only venue in Houston presenting all three programs of short films nominated for Academy Awards in 2018! Nominees for Best Animated Short Film include a Pixar tale about a lost-and-found box; an adaptation of a collection of Roald Dahl poems; and an ode to basketball brought to life by a legendary Disney director. Rated G unless otherwise noted.

Oscar Nominees: Live-Action Short Film

2017, Various languages with English subtitles
Digital
Various directors

The MFAH is the only venue in Houston presenting all three programs of short films nominated for Academy Awards in 2018! Nominees for Best Live-Action Short Film feature a deaf child who learns to communicate; a look at the tragic story of Emmett Till; a comedy about two “psychiatrists”; and more. Rated R for violence & language.

Oscar Nominees: Documentary Short Subject

2017, Various languages with English subtitles
Digital
Various directors

MFAH Films is the only venue in Houston presenting all three programs of the Academy Award–nominated short films! This year’s documentary short subjects include portraits of a nonagenarian newlywed couple and of artist Mindy Alper, and Thomas Lennon’s look at a restaurant staffed by men and women who were recently released from prison. Rated R for violence, drug abuse & language.


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.