In advance of the Academy Awards on Feb. 27, the contenders for Best Animated, Documentary and Live Action Shorts are getting theatrical releases via Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International.
This marks the sixth year that the partnership is bringing these contenders to a wider audience. Last year’s screenings earned over $1 million.This year’s series unspools on Feb. 11.
For Carter Pilcher, chief executive of Shorts International, “the Oscar-nominated short films are some of this year¹s best entertainment. They’re made by the world¹s stand-out, emerging filmmakers and represent the cutting edge of entertainment. Audiences this year will experience intense emotional highs, laugh-out-loud comedies and brilliant insights, all in the space of 90 minutes.”
This year’s contenders will also be available for individual purchase via iTunes beginning Feb. 22.
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
“Day & Night”
“The Lost Thing”
“Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)”
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“Killing in the Name”
“Strangers No More”
“Sun Come Up”
“The Warriors of Qiugang”
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
“God of Love”