2020 OSCAR Nominated Short Films in theaters on January 31st


ShortsTV, the pioneering platform dedicated to short entertainment (www.shorts.tv), working with Magnolia Pictures, will open “THE 2020 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS on more than 500 screens across the United States on January 31, 2020, marking the 15th year of the release.

THE 2020 OSCARS NOMINATED SHORT FILMS that will showcase the Live Action, Animation and Documentary short-film nominees’ compilation.

Today, January 29, ShortsTV™ had a special screening of  THE 2020 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS at the IFC Center in New York City and in select markets, and then roll out across the US and Europe on January 31.

This marks the 15th consecutive year of the Oscar® Nominated Short Films theatrical experience. It is the only opportunity for audiences to watch the short film nominees in theaters before the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday February 9, 2020.

A stunning showcase of talent and diversity of subjects, the annual theatrical event continues to gain popularity. In 2019, the Oscar Nominated Short Films earned over $3.5 million in North American box office gross. The program has increased its gross every year since its inception.

“Short movies are the fastest-growing genre of film. They tell authentic, diverse and groundbreaking stories that always leave our audiences hungry for more,” said Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive at ShortsTV. “This year’s nominees are the year’s best filmmaking and some of the best shorts ever, in equal measure exciting and heart-stirring, and absolutely shouldn’t be missed.”

The Shortlist’s countries of origin span the globe and include the United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia, China, Philippines, Korea, Tunisia, Qatar, Syria, Spain, Portugal and the U.S, Canada and Guatemala. This year the U.S. leads with the most shorts nominations with thirteen of the nominated films directed by women in this year’s short film category. And at least four of the twenty contenders in have been previously nominated for an Oscar.

For more information on THE 2020 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS program, please visit: http://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts/


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Bijan Tehrani

Bijan Tehrani a film director, film critic and writer, works as editor in chief of Cinema Without Borders while teaching Language of Film and Film History at workshops nationwide. Bijan has won several awards in international film festivals and book fairs for his short films and children's books.

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