Oscar-Nominated Shorts 2024: Live-Action

Friday, February 16 - Thursday, April 4, 2024


THE AFTER – Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham, 18 min., UK (in English)
A powerful and affecting story that follows Dayo, a Londoner who has to reconnect with himself and society after witnessing a devastating random attack in the capital.

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE – Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane, 23 min., USA (in English)
Rachel (Brittany Snow) is a single parent living paycheck to paycheck. When an unexpected pregnancy threatens to unravel her already precarious position, she’s forced to cross state lines in search of an abortion. As Rachel contemplates the series of events that necessitated this journey and the obstacles placed in her path, we learn a heartbreaking truth that means her life will never be the same again.

KNIGHT OF FORTUNE – Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk, 25 min., Denmark (in Swedish/Danish)
The loss of a loved one, the grief, the risk of yellow skin, and a coffin, is too much for Karl to face.

INVINCIBLE — Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron, 29 min., Canada (in French)
Inspired by a true story, INVINCIBLE recounts the last 48 hours in the life of Marc-Antoine Bernier, a 14-year-old boy on a desperate quest for freedom.

THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR – Wes Anderson and Steven Rales, 40 min., US/UK (in English)
A beloved Roald Dahl story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling. ***WINNER***

Rated R. Topics include murder, abortion, sexual abuse, and suicide.

Playing as part of our program Oscar Nominated Short Films 2024 

This program will continue through March.

  • Running Time 143 minutes
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and DoesTheDogDie.com as well as through general internet searches.