Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures will release The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2011 in over 150 theatres across the United States and Canada from February 11th, 2011.
Press Release from Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures
LONDON, UK, 21st January 2011 - Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures will release The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2011 in over 150 theatres across the United States and Canada from February 11th, 2011.
Three theatrical programmes will give audiences around the country an opportunity to watch the nominated shorts in the Animation, Live Action and Documentary categories prior to the 83rd Academy Awards® ceremony on February 27th. This year will mark the inaugural theatrical outing for the nominated Documentary shorts.
The Oscar Nominated Short Films has become a key fixture of the awards season. Last year the release exceeded the million-dollar mark at the US box office, charting a spectacular 289% growth in attendance since its inception in 2005.
Along with the theatrical run, the nominated short films will be released individually on iTunes from February 22nd in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany and other iTunes Stores throughout the world. The release will also be available via cable's Movies On Demand (MOD), distributed by leading MOD distributor, iN DEMAND L.L.C.
"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," said Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive of Shorts International. "Audiences this year will experience intense emotional highs, laugh-out-loud comedies and brilliant insights, all in the space of 90 minutes."
"The only way to improve your handicap come Oscar® night, is to catch these incredible short film nominees," said Tom Quinn, SVP of Magnolia Pictures.
Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards will be announced on January 25th. For more information, visit www.shortshd.com/theoscarshorts.
ABOUT SHORTS INTERNATIONALShorts International is the world's leading short movie entertainment company with the largest movie catalogue devoted to short movies. ShortsHD™ is the first high definition channel dedicated to short movies and is available on Dish Network (Channel 375) and AT&T U-verse (Channel 1789). Shorts International also operates ShortsTV UK, a pay TV channel available in the United Kingdom on BSkyB (Channel 342), ShortsTV France available in France, Belgium, Luxembourg on Numericable (Channels 134 and 52). ShortsTV is also available on TTNET in Turkey. Shorts™ is the short movie on-demand service available on iTunes movie stores in the US, UK, Canada and Germany. Further information can be found at www.shortsinternational.com and www.shortstv.com. The company is headquartered in London, England with additional offices in Paris, New York and Los Angeles led by Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive. Shorts International is owned by Shorts Entertainment Holdings and Liberty Global Ventures.
ABOUT MAGNOLIAMagnolia Pictures (www.magpictures.com) is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also include the Landmark Theatres chain, production companies 2929 Productions and HDNet Films, and high definition cable networks HDNet and HDNet Movies.
PLEASE NOTE: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2011 are subject to exclusive licenses and copyright and must not be copied, broadcast or transmitted in any form without the prior written permission of Shorts International. Any party contravening any of these copyrights and licenses shall be responded to with the full extent of the law available to Shorts International. Your assistance in protecting the copyright of these short films would be greatly appreciated.