The 2021 David di Donatello‘s edition short films in nomination are the following. The prize is Academy Award Qualifying.
The short films are awarded by a jury composed of Giada Calabria, Francesca Calvelli, Leonardo Diberti, Paolo Fondato, Elisabetta Lodoli, Enrico Magrelli, Lamberto Mancini, Mario Mazzetti, Paolo Mereghetti and chaired by Andrea Piersanti.
- Anne by Domenico Croce, Stefano Malchiodi
- Gas Station by Olga Torrico
- Il Gioco by Alessandro Haber
- L’Oro di Famiglia by Emanuele Pisano
- Shero by Claudio Casale