2023 Oscar Shortlist

Written on 16th December 2022.

The Oscar shortlist for the 95th Academy Awards has been announced. Here are the 45 short films in contention for an Oscar nomination in 2023 across the animation, documentary, and live-action categories:

Animated Short Film:

  • ‘Black Slide’
  • ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’
  • ‘The Debutante’
  • ‘The Flying Sailor’
  • ‘The Garbage Man’
  • ‘Ice Merchants’
  • ‘It’s Nice in Here’
  • ‘More than I Want to Remember’
  • ‘My Year of Dicks’
  • ‘New Moon’
  • ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It’
  • ‘Passenger’
  • ‘Save Ralph’
  • ‘Sierra’
  • ‘Steakhouse’


Documentary Short Subject

  • ‘American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton’
  • ‘Anastasia’
  • ‘Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices from a Plantation Prison’
  • ‘As Far as They Can Run’
  • ‘The Elephant Whisperers’
  • ‘The Flagmakers’
  • ‘Happiness Is £4 Million’
  • ‘Haulout’
  • ‘Holding Moses’
  • ‘How Do You Measure a Year?’
  • ‘The Martha Mitchell Effect’
  • ‘Nuisance Bear’
  • ‘Shut Up and Paint’
  • ‘Stranger at the Gate’
  • ’38 at the Garden’


Live Action Short Film

  • ‘All in Favor’
  • ‘Almost Home’
  • ‘An Irish Goodbye’
  • ‘Ivalu’
  • ‘Le Pupille’
  • The Lone Wolf’
  • ‘Nakam’
  • ‘Night Ride’
  • ‘Plastic Killer’ – (winner of our ¡Viva Cortos! Film Festival)
  • ‘The Red Suitcase’
  • ‘The Right Words’
  • ‘Sideral’
  • ‘The Treatment’
  • ‘Tula’ – (winner of our ¡Viva Cortos! Film Festival)
  • ‘Warsha’


ShortsTV will once again be bringing the Oscar Nominated Short Films to theaters and VOD platforms ahead of the Academy Awards ceremony on March 12th. Follow us on social media (@ShortsTV #OscarShorts) for the latest updates and visit our dedicated Oscar website when the nominations are announced for more details!

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