Director: Gabriel Osorio Vargas
Plot: An old bear relates the story of his life through a mechanical diorama.
Director: Richard Williams
Plot: The depiction of a battle between Spartans and Athenians in ancient Greece.
Director's Oscar History: 1 previous win for Best Short Subject, Animated Film for A Christmas Carol (1972); 1 previous win for Best Effects, Visual Effects for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988); and 1 Special Achievement Award for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Director: Sanjay Patel
Plot: A young boy daydreams while his father makes him participate in religious meditation.
Director: Konstantin Bronzit
Plot: Two lifelong friends train for the opportunity to go on a space mission.
Director's Oscar History: 1 previous nomination for Best Short Film, Animated for Lavatory Lovestory (2008)
Director: Don Hertzfeld
Plot: A little girl takes a tour of her distant future.
Director's Oscar History: 1 previous nominated for Best Short Film, Animated for Rejected (2001)
Director: Basil Khalil
Plot: The routine of 5 nuns living in a convent on the West Bank is interrupted by the arrival of religious Israeli settlers when their car breaks down.
Director: Henry Hughes
Plot: A US Army interpreter in Afghanistan must deliver the baby of an enemy bomb-maker.
Director: Patrick Vollrath
Plot: A young girl spends what is supposed to be a routine weekend with her father and gradually comes to suspect that something is wrong.
Director: Jamie Donoughue
Plot: Two friends struggle to survive during the Kosovo war.
Director: Benjamin Cleary
Plot: A typographer with a speech impediment must face his greatest fear.
Director: David Darg
Subject: Red Cross workers tasked with collecting the dead in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Director: Courtney Marsh
Subject: Chau, a teenager disabled by the effects of Agent Orange, who dreams of becoming an artist.
Director: Adam Benzine
Subject: The 12 year effort of director Claude Lanzmann to make his documentary Shoah.
Director: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Subject: A Pakistani woman who is the survivor of an attempted honor killing.
Director: Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman
Subject: A man realizes that his brother has committed a crime and struggles over his decision to call the police.