Attention, Movie Lovers: Your Complete (Australian) Guide to the 2023 Oscars

how to watch the 2023 oscar movies in australia

Attention, Aussie Oscar completists! If you’re a movie lover, you’re probably deep in the midst of the pre-Oscar rush, trying to watch as many of the nominated films as possible. You’re also probably wondering how to watch the Oscars in Australia.

For Australian cinephiles, this can be a frustrating time of year. Often, films will have different release dates, stream on different platforms or simply aren’t as readily available to watch here compared to the US, but don’t fret! We’re here to help.

Below is everything you need to know. We have all the information about when, where, and how to watch the Oscars in Australia. We’ve also got all the nominated films — feature and short — and info on how to watch them in Australia.

Without further ado…

How to Watch the Oscars In Australia

The 2023 Oscar ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 12 in the United States, which is Monday, March 13 in Australia.

Channel 7 and 7plus will offer free, live Oscars coverage. The festivities kick off during Sunrise’s 5:30 am broadcast, with Sonia Kruger delivering live coverage from the star-studded red carpet.

The Oscars ceremony will be broadcasted live at 11.00 am AEDT.

Leading the race this year is the Daniels’ (aka Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) Everything Everywhere All At Once with 11 nominations. Following Everything Everywhere All At Once with nine nominations each are The Banshees of Inisherin and Germany’s All Quiet on the Western Front.

It’s been a good year for Aussies, as well. Cate Blanchett is nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal of fictional conductor Lydia Tár, and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic picked up seven nods, including one for Best Picture.

This year, Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the show, his first Oscars stint since 2018.

Rihanna Will Perform “Lift Me Up” at the 2023 Oscars

The Academy has confirmed that Rihanna will perform her Oscar-nominated song “Lift Me Up” at the 2023 Oscars.

“Lift Me Up” is featured on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack, and is Rihanna’s first solo single since 2016. It is also Rihanna’s first Oscar nomination.

Dedicated to the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, “Lift Me Up” is co-written by Rihanna, Tems, Ludwig Göransson and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler.

Rihanna is competing in the Best Original Song category against Lady Gaga and BloodPop for “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick, M.M. Keeravani and Chandrabose for “Naatu Naatu” from RRR, Diane Warren for “Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman, and Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski for “This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Rihanna is the first artist to be confirmed to perform at the 95th Academy Awards, but we’ll keep you posted as more are announced.

The Feature Nominees


Directed by: Charlotte Wells
Written by: Charlotte Wells
Starring: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall
Synopsis: Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father 20 years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t.
Oscar nominations: Best Actor (Paul Mescal)
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now

All Quiet on the Western Front

Directed by: Edward Berger
Written by: Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell
Starring: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer
Synopsis: A young German soldier’s terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.
Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Visual Effects, Score, Sound, Makeup and Hairstyling, Best International Feature (Germany)
Where to watch: Streaming now on Netflix

All That Breathes

Directed by: Shaunak Sen
Starring: Salik Rehman, Mohammad Saud, Nadeem Shehzad
Synopsis: Amidst the darkening backdrop of Delhi’s apocalyptic air and escalating violence, two brothers devote their lives to protect one casualty of the turbulent times: the bird known as the Black Kite.
Oscar nominations: Best Documentary Feature
Where to watch: Streaming now on BINGE

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Directed by: Laura Poitras
Synopsis: Following the life of artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty who was greatly responsible for the opioid epidemic’s unfathomable death toll.
Oscar nominations: Best Documentary Feature
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas March 9, 2023

Argentina, 1985

Directed by: Santiago Mitre
Written by: Mariano Llinás, Martín Mauregui (collaborator), Santiago Mitre
Starring: Ricardo Darín, Gina Mastronicola, Francisco Bertín
Synopsis: A team of lawyers takes on the heads of Argentina’s bloody military dictatorship during the 1980s in a battle against odds and a race against time.
Oscar nominations: Best International Feature (Argentina)
Where to watch: Streaming now on Prime Video

Avatar: The Way of Water

Directed by: James Cameron
Written by: James Cameron, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Starring: Zoe Saldaña, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet
Synopsis: Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.
Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Visual Effects, Sound, Production Design
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now

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Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Written by: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Jean Smart
Synopsis: A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.
Oscar nominations: Best Score, Costume Design, Production Design
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now

The Banshees of Inisherin

Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Written by: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon
Synopsis: Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.
Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Martin McDonagh), Best Actor (Colin Farrell), Best Supporting Actress (Kerry Condon), Best Supporting Actor (Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan), Best Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Score
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now

Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Written by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone
Starring: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Ximena Lamadrid
Synopsis: An acclaimed journalist-turned-documentarian goes on an oneiric introspective journey to reconcile with the past, the present and his Mexican identity.
Oscar nominations: Cinematography
Where to watch: Streaming now on Netflix

The Batman

Directed by: Matt Reeves
Written by: Matt Reeves, Peter Craig, Bob Kane (created by: Batman)
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright
Synopsis: When a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city’s hidden corruption and question his family’s involvement.
Oscar nominations: Best Visual Effects, Sound, Makeup and Hair Styling
Where to watch: Streaming now on BINGE

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Written by: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Starring: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira
Synopsis: The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa.
Oscar Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (Angela Bassett), Visual Effects, Best Original Song (“Lift Me Up”, performed by Rihanna), Costume Design, Makeup and Hair Styling
Where to watch: Streaming now on Disney+

Related: Rihanna (the Singer) Is Back for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’


Directed by: Andrew Dominik
Written by: Andrew Dominik, based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates
Starring: Ana de Armas, Lily Fisher, Julianne Nicholson
Synopsis: A fictionalised chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.
Oscar nominations: Best Actress (Ana de Armas)
Where to watch: Streaming now on Netflix


Directed by: Lila Neugebauer
Written by: Ottessa Moshfegh, Luke Goebel, Elizabeth Sanders
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Brian Tyree Henry, Linda Emond
Synopsis: A US soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home.
Oscar nominations: Best Supporting Actor (Brian Tyree Henry)
Where to watch: Streaming now on AppleTV+


Directed by: Lukas Dhont
Written by: Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Starring: Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Émilie Dequenne
Synopsis: The intense friendship between two 13-year old boys, Leo and Remi, suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Sophie, Rémi’s mother. Close is a film about friendship and responsibility.
Oscar nominations: Best International Feature (Belgium)
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas February 16, 2023


Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Written by: Baz Luhrmann (screenplay and story), Sam Bromell (screenplay), Craig Pearce (screenplay), and Jeremy Doner (screenplay and story)
Starring: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge
Synopsis: The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Austin Butler), Cinematography, Sound, Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup and Hair Styling
Where to watch: Rent on Prime Video

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Empire of Light

Directed by: Sam Mendes
Written by: Sam Mendes
Starring: Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth
Synopsis: A drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times, set in an English coastal town in the early 1980s.
Oscar nominations: Best Cinematography
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas March 2, 2023


Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
Written by: Ewa Piaskowska, Jerzy Skolimowski
Starring: Sandra Drzymalska, Isabelle Huppert Lorenzo Zurzolo
Synopsis: Follows a donkey who encounters on his journeys both good and bad people, experiences joy and pain, and explores a vision of modern Europe.
Oscar nominations: Best International Feature (Poland)
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas April 6, 2023

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Directed by: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (aka ‘Daniels’)
Written by: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (aka ‘Daniels’)
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Jamie Lee Curtis
Synopsis: An ageing Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, in which she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.
Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Daniels), Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Film Editing, Best Original Song (“This Is a Life”, performed by Son Lux), Score
Where to watch: Streaming on Prime Video

The Fabelmens

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner
Starring: Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle, Paul Dano
Synopsis: Growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches adolescence, but soon discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of films can help him see the truth.
Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Steven Spielberg), Best Actress (Michelle Williams), Best Supporting Actor (Judd Hirsch), Best Original Screenplay, Production Design, Score
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now, or rent on Prime Video

Fire of Love

Directed by: Sara Dosa
Written by: Shane Boris, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput
Starring: Miranda July (voice), Katia Krafft (archive footage), Maurice Krafft (archive footage)
Synopsis: Intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing the most explosive imagery ever recorded.
Oscar nominations: Best Documentary Feature
Where to watch: Streaming now on Disney+

Glass Onion

Directed by: Rian Johnson
Written by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson
Synopsis: Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece for his latest case.
Oscar nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay
Where to watch: Streaming on Netflix

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson
Written by: Guillermo del Toro (screenplay by), Patrick McHale (screenplay by), Carlo Collodi (based on the book Pinocchio, written by)
Starring: Gregory Mann (voice), Ewan McGregor (voice), Ron Perlman (voice)
Synopsis: A father’s wish magically brings a wooden boy to life in Italy, giving him a chance to care for the child.
Oscar nominations: Best Animated Feature
Where to watch: Streaming on Netflix

A House Made of Splinters

Directed by: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Synopsis: Children and staff in a special kind of home: an institution for children who have been removed from their homes while awaiting court custody decisions. Staff do their best to make the time children have there safe and supportive.
Oscar nominations: Best Documentary Feature
Where to watch: Streaming on DocPlay from March 2.


Directed by: Oliver Hermanus
Written by: Kazuo Ishiguro, Akira Kurosawa (original screenplay)
Starring: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp
Synopsis: An English-language adaptation of the script of Ikiru (1952), set in London in the 1950s.
Oscar nominations: Best Actor (Bill Nighy), Best Adapted Screenplay
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas March 16, 2023

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Directed by: Dean Fleischer-Camp
Written by: Dean Fleischer-Camp (screenplay by, story by), Elisabeth Holm (story by), Nick Paley (screenplay by, story by), Jenny Slate (screenplay by, story by)
Starring: Jenny Slate (voice), Dean Fleischer-Camp Isabella Rossellini (voice)
Synopsis: Feature adaptation of the animated short film interviewing a mollusk named Marcel.
Oscar nominations: Best Animated Feature
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Directed by: Anthony Fabian
Written by: Paul Gallico (based on the novel by), Carroll Cartwright (screenplay by), Anthony Fabian (screenplay by), Keith Thompson (screenplay by), Olivia Hetreed (screenplay by)
Starring: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson
Synopsis: A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.
Oscar nominations: Best Costume Design
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now, or rent on AppleTV


Directed by: Daniel Roher
Starring: Alexei Navalny, Yulia Navalnaya, Dasha Navalnaya
Synopsis: Follows the man who survived an assassination attempt by poisoning with a lethal nerve agent in August 2020. During his months-long recovery he makes shocking discoveries about the attempt on his life and decides to return home.
Oscar nominations: Best Documentary Feature
Where to watch: Streaming now on SBS on Demand, or rent on AppleTV

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Directed by: Joel Crawford, Januel Mercado (co-director)
Written by: Paul Fisher
Starring: Antonio Banderas (voice), Salma Hayek (voice), Harvey Guillén (voice)
Synopsis: Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.
Oscar nominations: Best Animated Feature
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now, or buy and rent on YouTube

The Quiet Girl

Directed by: Colm Bairéad
Written by: Colm Bairéad (adaptation), Claire Keegan (based on the story Foster by)
Starring: Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Catherine Clinch
Synopsis: In rural Ireland in 1981, a quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.
Oscar nominations: Best International Feature (Ireland)
Where to watch: Rent on AppleTV


Directed by: S.S. Rajamouli
Written by: Vijayendra Prasad (story), S.S. Rajamouli (screenplay), Sai Madhav Burra (dialogue), Madhan Karky (tamil dialogue)
Starring: N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan Teja, Ajay Devgn
Synopsis: A fictitious story about two legendary revolutionaries and their journey away from home before they started fighting for their country in the 1920s.
Oscar nominations: Best Original Song (“Naatu Naatu”, by Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, and Rahul Sipligunj)
Where to watch: Streaming now on Netflix

The Sea Beast

Directed by: Chris Williams
Written by: Chris Williams (screenplay by), Nell Benjamin (screenplay by), Mattson Tomlin (story consultant)
Starring: Karl Urban (voice), Zaris-Angel Hator (voice), Jared Harris (voice)
Synopsis: When a young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they launch an epic journey into uncharted waters — and make history to boot.
Oscar nominations: Best Animated Feature
Where to watch: Streaming now on Netflix


Directed by: Todd Field
Written by: Todd Field
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss
Synopsis: Set in the international world of Western classical music, the film centres on Lydia Tár, widely considered one of the greatest living composer-conductors and first-ever female music director of a major German orchestra.
Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Todd Field), Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), Best Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now

Tell It Like a Woman

Directed by: Silvia Carobbio (“Aria”), Catherine Hardwicke, Taraji P. Henson (“Pepcy & Kim”), Mipo Oh (“A Week In My Life”) Lucía Puenzo, Maria Sole Tognazzi, Leena Yadav
Written by: Krupa Ge (screenplay and story) (segment “Sharing a Ride”), Shantanu Sagara (screenplay) (segment “Sharing a Ride”), Leena Yadav (screenplay) (segment “Sharing a Ride”)
Starring: Cara Delevingne, Leonor Varela, Marcia Gay Harden
Synopsis: Stories of women, both in front of and behind the camera.
Oscar nominations: Best Original Song (“Applause”, performed by Sofia Carson)
Where to watch: TBC

To Leslie

Directed by: Michael Morris
Written by: Ryan Binaco
Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Allison Janney, Stephen Root
Synopsis: Inspired by true events. A West Texas single mother wins the lottery and squanders it just as fast, leaving behind a world of heartbreak. Years later, with her charm running out and nowhere to go, she fights to rebuild her life and find redemption.
Oscar nominations: Best Actress (Andrea Riseborough)
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas March 9, 2023

Top Gun: Maverick

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Written by: Jim Cash (based on characters created by), Jack Epps Jr. (based on characters created by), Peter Craig (story by)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller
Synopsis: After 30 years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads TOP GUN’s elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.
Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Visual Effects, Sound, Film Editing, Best Original Song (“Hold My Hand” performed by Lady Gaga)
Where to watch: Streaming now on Prime Video

Triangle of Sadness

Directed by: Ruben Östlund
Written by: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Woody Harrelson
Synopsis: A fashion model celebrity couple join an eventful cruise for the super-rich.
Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Ruben Östlund), Best Original Screenplay
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now

Turning Red

Directed by: Domee Shi
Written by: Domee Shi (story by), Julia Cho (story by), Sarah Streicher (story by)
Starring: Rosalie Chiang (voice), Sandra Oh (voice), Ava Morse (voice)
Synopsis: A 13-year-old girl named Meilin turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited.
Oscar nominations: Best Animated Feature
Where to watch: Streaming now on Disney+

The Whale

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Written by: Samuel D. Hunter (screenplay by)
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins
Synopsis: A reclusive English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.
Oscar nominations: Best Actor (Brendan Fraser), Best Supporting Actress (Hong Chau), Makeup and Hair Styling
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now

Women Talking

Directed by: Sarah Polley
Written by: Sarah Polley (screenplay by), Miriam Toews (screenplay by)
Starring: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley
Synopsis: Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith.
Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay
Where to watch: In Australian cinemas now

The Short Film Nominees

Best Animated Short

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Directed by: Peter Baynton, Charlie Mackesy
Written by: Charlie Mackesy (based on the book by), Jon Croker (adapted by)
Starring: Jude Coward Nicoll (voice), Tom Hollander (voice), Idris Elba (voice)
Synopsis: Follows a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse, as they create an unexpected friendship and travel together in the boy’s search for home.
Where to watch: Streaming on AppleTV+

The Flying Sailor

Directed by: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby
Written by: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, the highly anticipated new film by Oscar-nominated duo Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis is a meditation on a sailor’s unexpected voyage.
Where to watch: Streaming on YouTube above

Ice Merchants


Directed by: João Gonzalez
Written by: João Gonzalez
Synopsis: Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.
Where to watch: Streaming on the New Yorker website (with a VPN)

My Year of Dicks

Directed by: Sara Gunnarsdóttir
Written by: Pamela Ribon (memoir)
Starring: Brie Tilton, Jackson Kelly, Klarissa Hernandez
Synopsis: Pam tries very hard to lose her virginity and always searches for “the one.” She’s not alone; her best friends are with her.
Where to watch: Streaming on Vimeo, above

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It


Directed by: Lachlan Pendragon
Written by: Lachlan Pendragon
Starring: Lachlan Pendragon (voice), John Cavanagh (voice), Michael Richard (voice)
Synopsis: A young office worker uncovers the flaws in his stop-motion universe with the help of a mysterious talking ostrich.
Where to watch: TBC

Best Live Action Short

An Irish Goodbye

Directed by: Tom Berkeley, Ross White
Written by: Tom Berkeley, Ross White
Starring: Michelle Fairley, Paddy Jenkins, James Martin
Synopsis: In rural Northern Ireland, a pair of estranged brothers reunite following their mother’s untimely death.
Where to watch: TBC


Directed by: Anders Walter, Pipaluk K. Jørgensen (co-director)
Written by: Morten Dürr (graphic novel), Anders Walter
Starring: Mila Heilmann Kreutzmann, Angunnguaq Larsen, Nivi Larsen
Synopsis: Ivalu is gone. Her little sister is desperate to find her. Her father does not care. The vast Greenlandic nature holds secrets. The search for Ivalu is on.
Where to watch: Available to rent and buy on Vimeo

Le Pupille

Directed by: Alice Rohrwacher
Written by: Alice Rohrwacher, Carmela Covino (collaborating writer), Shane Gotcher (adaptation)
Starring: Alba Rohrwacher, Greta Zuccheri Montanari, Carmen Pommella
Synopsis: Follow the rebellious girls of a Catholic boarding school before Christmas, a time of war and scarcity.
Where to watch: Streaming on Disney+

Night Ride


Directed by: Eirik Tveiten
Written by: Eirik Tveiten
Starring: Sigrid Kandal Husjord, Ola Hoemsnes Sandum, Axel Barø Aasen
Synopsis: A cold night in December. Ebba waits for the tram to go home after a party, but the ride takes an unexpected turn.
Where to watch: Streaming on the New Yorker website (with a VPN)

The Red Suitcase


Directed by: Cyrus Neshvad
Written by: Guillaume Levil, Cyrus Neshvad
Starring: Nawelle Ewad, Sarkaw Gorany, Anne Klein
Synopsis: Luxembourg Airport. Late in the evening. A veiled 16-year-old Iranian girl is frightened to take her red suitcase on the automatic carpet. She keeps pushing back the moment to go through the arrival gate and seems more and more terrified.
Where to watch: TBC

Best Documentary Short

The Elephant Whisperers

Directed by: Kartiki Gonsalves
Written by: Kartiki Gonsalves (Story Development), Priscilla Gonsalves, Garima Pura Patiyaalvi (Story Development)
Synopsis: Bomman and Bellie, a couple in South India, devote their lives to caring for an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu, forging a family like no other that tests the barrier between the human and the animal world.
Where to watch: Streaming on Netflix


Directed by: Maxim Arbugaev, Evgenia Arbugaeva
Written by: Maxim Arbugaev, Evgenia Arbugaeva
Starring: Maxim Chakilev
Synopsis: Follows a man waiting in his hut in the desolate expanse of the Russian Arctic. He is holding out in order to observe a natural event that occurs here, every year, but ocean warming is taking its toll.
Where to watch: Streaming on YouTube, above

How Do You Measure a Year?

Directed by: Jay Rosenblatt
Starring: Ella Rosenblatt
Synopsis: From the time she was two-years-old and until she turned 18, they had a ritual: Dad asked (and filmed), and Ella answered. This is a little story about growing up, and the love between father and daughter.
Where to watch:  TBC

The Martha Mitchell Effect

Directed by: Anne Alvergue, Debra McClutchy(co-director)
Starring: Martha Mitchell (archive footage), Dwight Chapin (voice), Connie Chung (voice)
Synopsis: The Cabinet wife who spoke out during Watergate and the Nixon administration’s campaign to gaslight her into silence.
Where to watch: Streaming on Netflix

Stranger at the Gate

Directed by: Joshua Seftel
Starring: Bibi Bahrami, Saber Bahrami, Zaki Bahrami
Synopsis: A U.S. Marine plots a terrorist attack on a small-town American mosque. His plan takes an unexpected turn when he comes face-to-face with the people he sets out to kill.
Where to watch: Streaming on YouTube, above

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