To kick off Oscar Week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present "Shorts!," a program featuring screenings of all the 2008 Academy Award-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The program will feature onstage discussions with the nominated filmmakers (subject to availability).
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 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, by mail, or at the Academy's box office during regular business hours beginning Monday, February 2, at 9 a.m.
Shorts International also is screening the an animated short and live-action short program throughout the U.S. A full list of screens playing the compilation can be found at: www.shortsinternational.com and http://www.magpictures.com/.
The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For more information, please call the Academy at (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.