Oscar Shorts Poster 2021

2021 Oscar Shorts Festival

The Trenton Film Society is offering movie buffs the chance to see the Oscar-nominated short films of 2021. Enjoy some of the best films of the year while supporting TFS.


Screenings available: Friday, April 2 - Friday, April 30, 2021
$12 ticket per household for each category
(Documentary, Live Action, OR Animation)

$30 ticket per household for all three categories
(Documentary, Live Action, AND Animation)

50% of sales go to Trenton Film Society

After you purchase your ticket, you'll have 30 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

If you buy the package featuring all three categories, you have 72 hours to watch EACH category after you begin each of them. You will not need to watch all three categories within 72 hours of starting the first one.

Visit our festival page for short descriptions of each film.

If you have technical issues or questions regarding film playback, please visit: where they answer FAQs and offer online chat support.

2020 Trenton Film Festival

UPDATE October 13, 2020:
We have decided to further postpone our 2020 Trenton Film Festival until spring 2021 or later due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 festival selections will take the place of our 2021 festival. We hope the original lineup for this year can remain as planned.

Please contact if you need to make any changes to our screening plans for your film. We will keep you apprised as soon as we have set the dates.

Stay well, stay safe, and stay creative.
Warm regards,
The Trenton Film Society board of directors

For a list of films in competition, visit Trenton Film Festival page.

Support Trenton Film Society

You can support the Trenton Film Society in its mission to screen cutting-edge film and further the Trenton Renaissance by donating your 2020 Trenton Film Festival passes to the Trenton Film Society. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you would like to request a refund of your purchase, please email with number of passes purchased, name and current address, and how you purchased your passes. Alternately, if you would like to use your passes at the 2020 Festival to be rescheduled in 2021, you need not do anything. All 2020 passes purchased will be honored on the rescheduled dates.
Best regards,
The Trenton Film Society board of directors

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