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Oscar Shorts to Screen at Academy

To kick off Oscar Week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present "Shorts!," a program featuring the 10 Academy Award-nominated films in the animated and live-action short film categories, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at 7:30 pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The program, hosted by Academy Award-winning producer-director Taylor Hackford, will feature onstage discussions with the nominated filmmakers (subject to availability).

The 2006 Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film nominees are:


Fresh from the Festivals: January 2007’s Reviews

Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- Lifted by Gary Rydstrom, Dreams and Desires -- Family Ties by Joanna Quinn, Guide Dog by Bill Plympton, No Time for Nuts by Chris Renaud and Mike Thurmeier and The Danish Poet by Torill Kove. Includes QuickTime movie clips!


Fresh from the Festivals: December 2006's Reviews

Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- Tower Bawher by Theodore Ushev, Beatgirl -- A Piece of Action! by Martin Leeper , Life in Transition by John R. Dilworth, Backyard Shadow by Karl Staven and My Life at 40 by Laurie Hill and. Includes QuickTime movie clips!

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New 2D Goofy Short Coming from Disney

A new 2D Goofy short is among a list of four new shorts in development at Disney, it was reported in by THE NEW YORK TIMES.

HOW TO INSTALL YOUR HOME THEATER will return Goofy to the big screen in his popular "How To" shorts, which were popular in the '40s and '50s. The new short is set to start production early next year.


Fresh from the Festivals: October 2006’s Reviews

Taylor Jessen reviews five short films cNote by Chris Hinton, First Flight by Kyle Jefferson and Cameron Hood, Tragic Story with Happy Ending (Histica Trica com Final Feliz) by Regina Pessoa, Puppet by Patrick Smith and Shipwrecked by Frodo Kuipers. Includes QuickTime movie clips!

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Don’t Miss Deadline for Anima Brussels

Anima Brussels Animation Festival 2007Brussels, BelgiumFeb. 16-25, 2007Deadline: Nov. 1, 2006

Anima 2007 presents an international competition for animation films in various categories: feature films, shorts, shorts for children, student films.The Festival includes also a national competition and nominates, from the European films that have been submitted, its candidates for the "Cartoon d'or." Anima 2007 provides a key showcase for the entire range of quality animation, right in the heart of Europe.

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Indie Animated Shorts Available on iTunes

Shorts Intl, the programming and distribution arm of leading short films specialists Brit Shorts, announced that a special collection of 10 animated films from the world's hottest independent animators are available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store (


Fresh from the Festivals: August 2006’s Reviews

Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Bar Fight by Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick, Come On Strange by Gabriela Gruber, Le Couloir (The Corridor) by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, A Fish with a Smile by C. Jay Shih, and Jam Session by Isabela Plucinska. Includes QuickTime movie clips!

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Cars Races to DVD

Disney/Pixars CARS, the summers second biggest hit thus far at $237.5M, debuts Nov. 7 on DVD (Buena Vista Home Ent., $29.99). Unlike the fully loaded two-disc extravaganzas for past Pixar animated features, though, CARS will be a single-disc release available in both anamorphic widescreen and fullscreen versions.

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Giggleshorts Wants Your Funny Toons

Giggleshorts International Comedy Short Film FestivalToronto, Ontario, Canada October 2006 Deadline: August 31, 2006

Giggleshorts is the largest comedy short film festival in the world. Last year Gigglehsorts presented more than 200 short comedy , films, animations, spoofs, ads, etc. For more information, visit

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Hamburg Int’l Short Film Fest Announces Winners

The 22nd Hamburg International Short Film Festival, which ran from May 31 to June 5, 2006, has announced its winners.

In the International Competition, a special mention went to Finnish animated short, ELUKKA / TIER by Tatu Pohjavirta.

In the NoBudget Competition, the NoBudget Audience Award went to the computer animated MAN OS 1 / EXTRAORDINATEUR from Roland Seidel and Achim Stiermann of Austria and experimental animation JULOT from Maya Tiberman of Israel.

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John Cusack Booked for Stephen King’s 1408

John Cusack will headline in the theatrical adaptation of Stephen King's short story 1408 for DERAILED director Mikael Hafstrom, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dimension Films, reports VARIETY. The script was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (ED WOOD).

Cusack will play a debunker of paranormal occurrences who encounters real horror when he checks into notorious Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel.

1408 debuted in the King audio book, BLOOD AND SMOKE, and was later included in King's 2002 short story collection, EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL.