The 2021 edition of Atlanta Film Festival, the 45th of this Academy Award Qualifying festival, opened on April 22nd and ended on May 2nd. The Oscar Qualifying awards are Best Documentary Short Film, Best Animated Short Film, Best Narrative Short Film.

Winners have been announced.

Short Films Awarded

Best Animated Short
Un Diable Dans La Poche by Antoine Bonnet & Mathilde Loubes

Best Documentary Short
Seahorse by Nele Dehnenkamp 

Honorable Mention for Documentary Short
Scarlet Medusa by Spencer Macdonald

Best Narrative Short
The Dress by Tadeusz Łysiak

Honorable Mentions for Narrative Short
Anita by Sushma Khadepaun
Born Again by Candice Onyeama
Georgia by Jayil Pak

Filmmaker-to-Watch
Justice Jamal Jones, director of How To Raise A Black Boy

Southern Documentary Fund Filmmaker Award (Presented By The SDF)
Ten Leaves Dilated by Kate E. Hinshaw, Ebony Blanding