A Quick Guide to This Year's Short Film Oscar Nominees – and Where to Watch Them

Oscars 2016: Where to Watch Short Film Nominees
Bear Story
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02/26/2016 AT 05:50 PM EST

Talked-about feature films like The Revenant and The Big Short may be getting most of the attention in the lead up to this year's Academy Awards.

But while the short films nominated may not have length, they certainly have heart.

Below, the complete list of short films nominated for an Oscar this year – both animated and live action – plus where you can watch them yourself!

Best Animated Short



Bear Story
What's it about? A circus bear who longs to leave his stage life and be reunited with his family.
You can watch it: On YouTube, Google Play and Amazon Video, for a fee

Prologue
What's it about? A battle between Spartan and Athenian soldiers, taking place 2,400 years ago.
You can watch it: In a limited number of theaters

Sanjay's Super Team
What's it about? A young, first-generation Indian-American's relationship with his father.
You can watch it: On YouTube and Google Play, for a fee

We Can't Live Without Cosmos
What's it about? Two astronauts preparing to head into space.
You can watch it: On FirstShowing.net

World of Tomorrow
What's it about? A futuristic story in which humans have the ability to clone other humans.
You can watch it: On YouTube, Google Play and Amazon Video, for a fee

Best Live Action Short

Ave Maria
What's it about? A group of nuns trying to help a family with a broken-down car, stranded near the convent.
You can watch it: On iTunes, for a fee

Day One
What's it about? An Afghan-American woman in the U.S. military who is then sent to Afghanistan.
You can watch it: On YouTube, Google Play and Amazon Video, for a fee

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
What's it about? A child at the center of her parents' arguments.
You can watch it: TBD, but the film has a website in the meantime

Shok
What's it about? Two young boys living in 1998 Kosovo.
You can watch it: On iTunes, for a fee

Stutterer
What's it about? A man with a stutter prepares to come face-to-face with someone he met online.
You can watch it: TBD, but the film has a website in the meantime
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