SHORTSHD™ THE SHORT MOVIE CHANNEL TO RELEASE 2016 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS
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SHORTSHD™ THE SHORT MOVIE CHANNEL TO RELEASE 2016 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

SHORTSHDTHE SHORT MOVIE CHANNEL TO RELEASE 2016 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS LIVE ACTION AND SELECT ANIMATION ON ITUNES, AMAZON, GOOGLE PLAY, VERIZON, XBOX, VIMEO, AND CABLE & SATELLITE VOD PLATFORMS TODAY

Los Angeles, CA February 24, 2016—On the heels of breaking box office records for this year’s OSCAR® nominated short films in theaters across the country, ShortsHD™, the Only Short Film Channel (www.shorts.tv) will unveil the 2016 OSCAR Nominated Short Film Live Action | Select Animation collection via the major digital platforms and cable providers. The films will also be available on cable via the industry’s Movies on Demand platforms well as satellite VOD platforms starting today.

2016 OSCAR Nominated Short Film Live Action | Select Animationwill showcase the Live Action and select Animation short film nominees. This is the last chance to view nominated shorts before the 88th Academy Awards® on Sunday February 28 hosted by Chris Rock.

Below is the breakdown of where viewers can catch the 2016 OSCAR Nominated Short Film Live Action | Select Animation:

Major Download Platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video (US/UK/DE), Google Play, Vimeo On Demand, Comcast, Verizon

Cable/Satellite and on Demand Platforms:  CenturyLink prism, DIRECTV, AT&T U-Verse, Vubiquity, iNDemand, Comcast, Cable Vision, XBox, Sony, CenturyLink prism, Google Fiber

2016 OSCAR Nominated Short Film Live Action | Select Animationis distributed to the following U.S. cable providers by iN DEMAND: Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Charter Communications, RCN, Midcontinent and Metrocast. (indemand.com) (TBC).

This year’s collection of shorts features a variety of the most diverse and culturally rich films with content originating from: France, Germany, Palestine, United Kingdom, Kosovo, Chile, Austria, and the U.S.

“2016 OSCAR Nominated Short Film Live Action | Select Animation” is distributed to the following U.S. cable providers by iN DEMAND: Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Charter Communications, RCN, Midcontinent and Metrocast. (indemand.com) (TBC).

For a sneak peak at The Oscar® Nominated Short Films 2016 program, please visit: http://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts/

 

This year’s release includes the following nominated short films:

 

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM NOMINEES

Ave Maria

Director: Basil Khalil

Synopsis: Five nuns living in the West Bank find their routine disrupted when the car of a family of Israeli settlers breaks down outside the convent. Unable to use the telephone due to Sabbath restrictions, the family needs help from the nuns, but the sisters’ vow of silence requires them to work with their visitors to find an unorthodox solution.

Country of origin: France | Germany | Palestine

TRT:  15

Language: Arabic | English | Hebrew

 

Day One

Director: Henry Hughes

Synopsis: On the heels of a painful divorce, an Afghan-American woman joins the U.S. military as an interpreter and is sent to Afghanistan. On her first mission, she accompanies troops pursuing a bomb-maker, and must bridge the gender and culture gap to help the man’s pregnant wife when she goes into labor.

Country of origin: United States

TRT: 25

Language: English | Dari

 

Shok

Director: Jamie Donoughue

Synopsis: In Kosovo in 1998, two young boys are best friends living normal lives, but as war engulfs their country, their daily existence becomes filled with violence and fear. Soon, the choices they make threaten not only their friendship, but their families and their lives.

Country of origin: United Kingdom | Kosovo

TRT: 21

Language:  Albanian | Serbian

 

Stutterer

Director: Benjamin Cleary

Synopsis: For a lonely typographer, an online relationship has provided a much-needed connection without revealing the speech impediment that has kept him isolated. Now, however, he is faced with the proposition of meeting his online paramour in the flesh, and thereby revealing the truth about himself.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

TRT: 12

Language: English

 

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Director: Patrick Vollrath

Synopsis: Michael, a divorced father devoted to his eight-year-old daughter, Lea, picks her up for their usual weekend together. At first it feels like a normal visit, but Lea soon realizes that something is different, and so begins a fateful journey.

Country of origin: Germany | Austria

TRT: 30

Language: German

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM NOMINEES

 

Bear Story

Director: Gabriel Osorio

Synopsis: Every day, a melancholy old bear takes a mechanical diorama that he has created out to his street corner. For a coin, passersby can look into the peephole of his invention, which tells the story of a circus bear who longs to escape and return to the family from which he was taken.

Country of origin: Chile

TRT:  11

 

Prologue

Director:  Richard Williams

Synopsis: 2,400 years ago, four warriors — two Spartan and two Athenian — battle to the death in an intense struggle witnessed by a little girl, who then runs to her grandmother for comfort.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

TRT: 6

Language: English

 

World of Tomorrow

Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Synopsis: A little girl named Emily is taken on a fantastical tour of her distant future by a surprising visitor who reveals unnerving secrets about humanity’s fate.

Country of origin: United States

TRT: 17

Language: English

 

Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards® were announced on January 14.

For more information, http://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts/

About ShortsHD

ShortsHD™ is the first high definition channel dedicated to short movies and is available on DIRECTV (Channel 573), and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 1789), US Sonet (Channel 292), CenturyLink prism (1789) and Frontier Communications (Channel 1789) as well as Verizon.  ShortsHD™ is operated by Shorts International, the world’s leading short movie entertainment company with the world’s largest movie catalogue dedicated to short movies. Shorts International also operates ShortsTV®, which is available across Europe and Africa. Shorts™ is the short movie on-demand service available on iTunes movie stores in 54 countries across the globe and Amazon Instant Video. The company is headquartered in London, England with an additional office in Los Angeles and is led by Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive.

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