The 2021 edition of AFI Docs will open on June 22nd and end on 27th. The award Short Film Jury Prize is of interest, because AFI Docs is an Oscar Qualifying festival for Documentary Short Subject.

Find all the films in competition on AFI Docs’ site, we are only listing the short docs.

  • Audible by Matt Ogens (USA)
  • The Beauty President by Whitney Skauge (USA)
  • The Brother (Le Frère) by Jérémie Battaglia (Canada)
  • Bug Farm by Lydia Cornett (USA)
  • Coded by Ryan White (USA)
  • The Communion of My Cousin Andrea by Brandán Cerviño Abeledo (Spain)
  • Eagles (Águilas) by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre (USA)
  • The Gallery That Destroys All Shame by Aurora Brachman, Jessie Zinn (USA)
  • The Game by Roman Hodel (Switzerland)
  • Golden Age Karate by Sindha Agha (USA)
  • The Hairdresser (La Coiffeuse) by Lorraine Price (Canada)
  • Halpate by Adam Piron, Adam Khalil (USA)
  • The I and S of Lives by Kevin Jerome Everson (USA)
  • International Dawn Chorus Day by John Greyson (Canada)
  • Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup by Stevie Borrello, Marcie LaCerte, Meghan McDonough (USA)
  • Mama by Pablo de la Chica (Spain)
  • Mission: Hebron by Rona Segal (Israel)
  • A Night at the Opera by Sergei Loznitsa (France)
  • Nsenene by Michelle Coomber (United Kingdom)
  • The One Who Crossed The Sea (Der Übers Meer Kam) by Jonas Riemer (Germany)
  • Party Line by Lydia Cornett (USA)
  • R.I.P. T-Shirts by David Heilbroner, Kate Davis (USA)
  • Red Taxi by Anonymous (Hong Kong)
  • S P A C E S (M E Z E R Y) by Nora Štrbová (Czech Republic)
  • Scum Boy by Allison Swank (South Africa)
  • Senior Prom by Luisa Conlon (USA)
  • Shelter by Smriti Mundhra (USA)
  • Since You Arrived, My Heart Stopped Belonging to Me (Deste que Llegaste, Mi Corazón Dejó de Pertenecerme) by Erin Semine Kökdil (USA)
  • Souvenir Souvenir by Bastien Dubois (France)
  • Trade Center by Adam Baran (USA)
  • The Train Station by Lyana Patrick (Canada)
  • Under the Lemon Tree (تحت شجرة الليمون) by Noor Fawzi Alasswad (Qatar, Palestine)
  • Unforgivable (Imperdonable) by Marlén Viñayo (El Salvador)
  • The Way We Wait by Ji-Yoon Park (South Korea, United Kingdom)
  • When We Were Bullies by Jay Rosenblatt (USA)