As IndieWire can announce exclusively, the global network has announced the 19th annual Oscar Nominated Short Films theatrical release. The release, only available in theaters, will contain all the short films nominated in the categories of Best Live Action, Best Animated, and Best Documentary short. Watch a trailer for the film series below as well.
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Starting February 16, the films will be available in over 700 theaters globally and in 75-plus theatrical markets including New York and Los Angeles. This is the only theatrical opportunity for audiences to watch all of the short film nominees before the 96th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 10, 2024. While some, like Wes Anderson’s “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” are available to stream on platforms like Netflix, why not catch them in theaters? Head to www.shorts.tv/theoscarshorts for ticket info.
ShortsTV CEO and Founder Carter Pilcher said, “This year, we at ShortsTV are celebrating 19 years of bringing these magical short films to theaters around the world. Our commitment to championing the art form is stronger than ever and this year’s Oscar Nominated Short Films promise an unparalleled variety of storytelling brilliance. These shorts, more than ever before, showcase not only a rich range of themes but also a significant increase in diversity, from female representation to the emerging international filmmakers from all over the world. Women directors, producers, and writers within the short film categories have taken center stage like never before, including the majority of the directors in the Best Animated category being women. From captivating narratives to thought-provoking themes, join us in experiencing the cutting edge of filmmaking that is the world’s best short films.”
ShortsTV shares that this year’s theatrical release also includes a new partnership with Women in Cloud, a global network of 100,000 women tech founders, executives, tech professionals, and allies in 67 countries.
Below, see the list of this year’s Oscar-nominated shorts.
Best Documentary Short Subject
“The ABCs of Book Banning”
“The Barber of Little Rock”
“Island in Between”
“The Last Repair Shop”
“Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó”
Best Live Action Short
“Knight of Fortune”
“Red, White and Blue”
“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”
Best Animated Short
“Letter to a Pig”
“War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko”
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