Oscar® Nominated Shorts Films to be Release Theatricall on Feb. 1st
ShortsHD™ The Short Movie Channel Release Breaking All-Time Records As One of the Top 50 Grossing Independent Theatrical Releases of 2012
Los Angeles, CA – ShortsHD™ The Short Movie Channel (www.shorts.tv), working with Magnolia Pictures, will release The Oscar® Nominated Short Films 2013 in over 260 theatres across the United States, Canada and Europe on February 1, 2013. This is the 8th year of the Oscar Nominated Short Film Theatrical Release. The announcement comes on the heels of last year’s record-breaking release, which was one of the top 50 grossing independent film releases in North America, earning over $1,700,000 nationwide. Since its debut in 2005, the Oscar® Nominated Short Films theatrical release program has grown 800%.
A key fixture of the awards season, the theatrical release featuring Live Action, Animation and Documentary short films is the only opportunity for audiences around the country to watch the nominated shorts prior to the 85th Academy Awards® ceremony on February 24, 2013.
This year’s release breaks new ground: a past Oscar winner in that category will host each film. Hosting the Live Action program will be director Luke Matheny, who won the Academy Award® for his Live Action Short film God of Love (2011); hosting the Animated Shorts program are Bill Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg who won the Academy Award® for their Animated Short Film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011); and hosting the Short Documentary program is Daniel Junge, co-director of last year’s Academy Award® winner for Best Short Documentary Saving Face.
This year’s release includes the following Nominated short films (For further information on the films log onto: :
Adam & Dog – (director: Minkyu Lee, USA)
Fresh Guacamole – (director: PES, USA) Learn how to transform familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole!
Head Over Heels – (director: Timothy Reckart, UK)
Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’ (director: David Silverman, USA)
Paperman -(director: John Kahrs, USA)
Asad – (director: Bryan Buckley, South Africa)
Buzkashi Boys – (director: Sam French, Afghanistan)
Curfew – (director: Shawn Christensen, USA)
Death of a Shadow – (director: Tom Van Avermaet, France and Belgium) .
Henry – (director: Yan England, Canada)
Inocente – (directors: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix, USA)
King’s Point – (director: Sari Gilman, USA) Kings
Mondays at Racine – (director: Cynthia Wade, USA)
Open Heart – (director: Keif Davidson, USA)
Redemption – (directors: Jon Alpert & Matthew O’Neill, USA)
“The Oscar® Shorts 2013 are some of this year’s most amazing films from around the world,” said Carter Pilcher, CEO of ShortsHD™. “Audiences will be thrilled by the broad international sweep of the Live Action nominees, charmed by the subtly of the Animations and energized as they explore new worlds with the Documentary filmmakers: Oscar Shorts 2013 is a can’t miss.”
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® were announced on January 10. For more information, visit www.shorts.tv/theoscarshorts or find us on Facebook:facebook.com/shortshd and twitter: twitter.com/shortshd.
For a sneak peak at The Oscar® Nominated Short Films 2013 program, view the trailer by visiting: https://vimeo.com/57250898