The big moment we wait for every year. The 2022 Oscar Nominations are finally in. While not all films are available for free online, we still have a few select choices to watch fully for free, with others available on Netflix. Enjoy the watch!

Animated Short Film Nominees


Affairs of the Art

by Joanna Quinn and Les Mills

In “Affairs of the Art,” the filmmakers Joanna Quinn and Les Mills tell the story of an extraordinary family whose interests become all-consuming—from pickling to bug collecting, no passion is off-limits.

Watch it for Free on The New Yorker

Bestia

by Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz

Inspired by real events, “Bestia” enters the life of a secret police agent in the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveal a macabre fracture in her mind and a country.

‘Bestia’ is still enjoying a festival run so the film is not online yet.


Boxballet

by Anton Dyakov

One day, a delicate ballerina named Olya meets the rough, surly boxer Evgeny. The contrast between their worlds and their philosophies is so sharp that even the possibility of these two characters crossing paths seems incredible.

‘Boxballet’ is still enjoying a festival run so the film is not online yet.


Robin Robin

by Dan Ojari and Mikey Please

Robin Robin, a holiday special from Aardman Animation, makers of Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. “Starring Gillian Anderson, Richard E Grant, Bronte Carmichael and Adeel Akhtar.”

Watch it on Netflix

The Windshield Wiper

by Alberto Mielgo

The Windshield Wiper is a very personal and particular vision on Love and relationships. Written, directed and designed by Alberto Mielgo and Produced by Leo Sanchez Studio and Pinkman.tv.

Watch it for Free on YouTube

Live-Action Short Film Nominees


The Dress

by Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki

A maid working in a rundown motel in rural Poland longs for intimacy, but will the repeated visits of an intriguing truck driver change the loneliness of her situation?

‘The Dress’ is available online for a limited time only.


The Long Goodbye

by Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed

Riz and his family are in the middle of a typical family day in their house, whilst a far right march plays out on the telly in the background, which eventually arrives at their front door, leading to a devastating outcome.

‘The Long Goodbye’ is available for Free on Vimeo and YouTube


Ala Kachuu - Take and Run

by Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger

A young Kyrgyz woman is kidnapped and forced to marry.
A drama about the desire for freedom in the clutches of a tradition.

‘Ala Kachuu’ is still enjoying a festival run so the film is not online yet.


On My Mind

by Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson

Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today, it has to be now. It’s a question of life, death and karaoke.

‘On My Mind’ is still enjoying a festival run so the film is not online yet.


Please Hold

by K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse

In this sci-fi dark comedy, a young man is thrust into a fully automated & privatized jail after he is arrested by mistake.

‘Please Hold’ is still enjoying a festival run so the film is not online yet.