The Neighbors' Window

The Neighbors' Window

The Neighbors' Window is a 2019 American short film written and directed by Marshall Curry. 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.


Alli and Jacob are a pair of 30 somethings living in New York City with their three young children. Alli is busy and stressing in nursing the kids, straining her relationship with husband Jacob. Alli's apartment's window faces with an apartment neighbour's window. Alli and Jacob both covertly spy on the couple, bitter about their loss of youth and new responsibilities as parents.