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Oscar-Nominated Shorts to Play in New York

On Saturday, February 14, New York movie lovers will have the opportunity to see all 10 of this year's Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International (111 East 59th Street). There will be two separate screenings of the nominated films, the first at noon and an encore presentation at 4 p.m.

Robert Osborne, columnist for THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, host of Turner Classic Movies and author of the new book 80 YEARS OF THE OSCAR: THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ACADEMY AWARDS, will serve as host of the noon screening and will also be available at 11 a.m. to sign copies of his book.

The 2008 Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film nominees are:

Animated Short FilmLA MAISON EN PETITS CUBES, Kunio Kato, directorLAVATORY LOVESTORY, Konstantin Bronzit, directorOKTAPODI, Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand, directorsPRESTO, Doug Sweetland, directorTHIS WAY UP, Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes, directors

Live Action Short FilmAUF DER STRECKE (ON THE LINE), Reto Caffi, directorMANON ON THE ASPHALT, Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont, directorsNEW BOY, Steph Green, director, and Tamara Anghie, producerTHE PIG, Tivi Magnusson, producer, and Dorte Hogh, directorSPIELZEUGLAND (TOYLAND), Jochen Alexander Freydank, producer-director

Tickets for "Shorts!" are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org beginning Monday, February 2, or at the Academy box office on the day of the event (subject to availability).

The box office will open at 10:30 a.m.; doors open at 11 a.m. for the first screening and 3 p.m. for the encore screening. All seating is unreserved. For additional information call (212) 821-9251 or visit www.oscars.org/.

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