The Neighbors' Window

The Neighbors' Window is a 2019 American short film written and directed by Marshall Curry.[1] It won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, in 2020. The film was inspired by a true story by Diane Weipert, which she recounted on the podcast Love and Radio, produced by Briana Breen and Brendan Baker.

The Neighbors' Window
Directed byMarshall Curry
Produced by
  • Marshall Curry
  • Jonathan Olson
  • Julia Kennelly
  • Elizabeth Martin
Written byMarshall Curry
Music byJames Baxter & The National (band)
Edited byMarshall Curry
Distributed byMarshall Curry Productions
Release date
Running time
20 minutes
CountryUnited States


The short film tells the story of Alli (Maria Dizzia), a mother of young children who has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband (Greg Keller). But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment.

Inspired by a true story, the film was written and directed by four-time Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry. Starring Tony-nominated Maria Dizzia, Greg Keller, and Juliana Canfield. [2][3][4]


  • Maria Dizzia as Alli
  • Greg Keller as Jacob
  • Juliana Canfield as The Neighbor
  • Bret Lada as The Neighbor's Husband


  • Won – 2020: Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film[5]
  • Palm Springs Shorts Fest, Best Live Action Short (Winner - Audience Award)
  • Casting Society Artios Awards - Short Film Casting (nominee)
  • Traverse City Film Festival, Best Fiction Short (Winner - Audience Award)
  • Hollyshorts Film Festival, Best Drama (Winner)
  • SCAD Savannah Film Festival, Best Narrative Short (Winner)
  • St. Louis International Film Festival, Best of the Fest (Winner)
  • Nashville Film Festival, Best Narrative Short (Winner)
  • Rhode Island Film Festival, Best Live Action Short (Winner)
  • Woodstock Film Festival, Best Short Film (Winner)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Neighbors' Window – Washington West Film Festival". Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  2. ^ "IFC Center - The Neighbors' Window". IFC Center. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  3. ^ "The Neighbors' Window | Tribeca Film Festival". Tribeca. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  4. ^ "The Neighbors' Window » Calgary Film". Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  5. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2020: The Complete List". Variety. January 13, 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-09.

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