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OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2015 IN THEATRES ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 30


 

SHORTSHD™ THE SHORT MOVIE CHANNEL TO RELEASE OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2015 IN THEATRES ON FRIDAY JANUARY 30
 

World's only Short Movie Channel Celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Famed Oscar Shorts Release with Theatrical Premieres of Live Action Short, Animated Short and Documentary Short Categories


 

Los Angeles, CA January 19, 2015--- ShortsHD™, the world's only Short Movie Channel in high definition (www.shorts.tv), working with Magnolia Pictures will celebrate its 10th anniversary of its Oscar shorts release by opening “THE OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2015 in a record 450+ theatres across the United States, Canada, Europe and Latin America on Friday January 30, 2015.“THE OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2015” will showcase the Live Action, Animation and Documentary short film nominees as three separate theatrical events. This is the only opportunity for audiences to watch the nominated short films prior to the 87th Academy Awards® ceremony on Sunday, February 22, 2015.


 

This year’s Oscar® Nominated Short Films have a global flair with projects originating from Poland, UK, US, France, China, Switzerland, Canada, Netherlands and Mexico.


 

The Oscar® Nominated Short Films' box office figures for 2014 were its highest ever, making it one of the top-selling independent film releases in the USA, where it earned $2.4 million.


 

“Ten years on, The Oscar® Nominated Short Films have become one of the film calendar’s most anticipated yearly events,” said Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive at ShortsHD, the TV network behind the annual compilations. “The appetite for high-quality short movies is at an all-time high, and this year’s films continue to push the boundaries of innovative storytelling.”


      


 

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


 

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM NOMINEES


 

Aya

Directors: Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis

Synopsis: A young woman waiting at an airport has an unexpected encounter with an arriving passenger.

Countries of origin: France, Israel

TRT: 39:50

Language: Hebrew, English


 

Boogaloo and Graham

Directors: Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney

Synopsis: Jamesy and Malachy are presented with two baby chicks to raise by their soft-hearted father.

Country of origin: UK

TRT: 14:00

Language: English


 

Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)

Directors: Hu Wei and Julien Féret

Synopsis: A photographer and his assistant photograph the inhabitants of a remote Tibetan village.

Countries of origin: France, China

TRT: 15:54

Language: Tibetan


 

Parvaneh

Directors: Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger

Synopsis: An Afghan teenager living in a refugee center in Switzerland encounters difficulties wiring money to her family and asks a young Swiss woman for help.

Country of origin: Switzerland

TRT: 24:26

Language: German


 

The Phone Call

Directors: Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

Synopsis: A woman working for a crisis center phone line receives a call from a suicidal older man.

Country of origin: UK

TRT: 20:56

Language: English


 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM NOMINEES


 

The Bigger Picture

Directors: Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees

Synopsis: Tensions arise between two brothers as their elderly mother requires more care.

Country of origin: UK

TRT: 7:27

Language: English


 

The Dam Keeper

Directors: Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

Synopsis: A lonely little pig in charge of maintaining the town dam is cruelly bullied by his classmates.

Country of origin: US

TRT: 18:08

Language: English


 

Feast

Directors: Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

Synopsis: The story of the relationship between a young man and the stray puppy he takes in is told through the food the dog receives.

Country of origin: US

TRT: 7:00

Language: English


 

Me and My Moulton

Director: Torill Kove

Synopsis: Three sisters growing up in an unconventional Norwegian family ask their parents for a bicycle.

Country of origin: Canada

TRT: 13:08

Language: English


 

A Single Life

Director: Joris Oprins

Synopsis: A mysterious vinyl single gives a young woman the power to move back and forth through the years of her life.

Country of origin: Netherlands

TRT: 2:18

Language: English

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORT NOMINEES

 

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Directors: Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

Synopsis: Each month, the Veterans Crisis Line receives over 22,000 calls from military veterans, who account for 20% of all suicides in the U.S. each year.

Country of origin: US

TRT: 41

Language: English


 

Joanna

Director: Aneta Kopacz

Synopsis: As she faces a terminal illness, the mother of a young son writes a blog in which she tries to leave a record of what she hopes to teach him.

Country of origin: Poland

TRT: 45

Language: Polish


 

Our Curse

Directors: Tomasz ?liwi?ski and Maciej ?lesicki

Synopsis: 
A mother and father face the difficulties of caring for a baby who has been born with a life-threatening congenital breathing disorder known as Ondine's curse.

Country of origin: Poland

TRT: 27

Language: Polish


 

The Reaper (La Parka)

Director: Gabriel Serra Arguello

Synopsis: For the past 25 years, Efrain has worked in a slaughterhouse, where he has developed an intimate relationship with both death and what one must sometimes do to live.

Country of origin: Mexico

TRT: 29

Language: Spanish


 

White Earth

Director:  J. Christian Jensen

Synopsis: Three children and an immigrant mother face a long and difficult winter in North Dakota, which has attracted many people seeking work during an oil boom.

Country of origin: US

TRT: 20

Language: English

 


 

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).  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 in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Turkey, Romania and Eastern 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.