CURFEW wins Best Live Action Short Film Oscar


Tonight Curfew, a film by Shawn Christensen received the Live Action Short Film Oscar.

In an interview prior to the Oscar Award ceremony, when we asked about the chances of Curfew winning the Oscar and impact of it  Shawn Christensen told Cinema Without Borders that: ” I have no idea. All the films are so different. I almost think it comes down to a matter of taste. I imagine someone who likes Curfew not liking any other one, or someone liking another one not liking Curfew.. I feel it just comes down to taste and they’re all so strong! I have no idea.”

Other nominees for the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar were Asad by Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura, Buzkashi Boys by Sam French and Ariel Nasr, Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) by Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele and Henry by Yan England.

In Curfew, a film by Shawn Christensen, and the winner of the Academy Awards Best Live Action Short Film, at the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for the evening.

SHAWN CHRISTENSEN graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design. After graduating, he formed indie rock band Stellastarr* and, while on tour, wrote and sold many screenplays, including Sidney Hall (Scott Free Productions) and Karma Coalition (Warner Bros.). His short film Brink, was an Official Selection of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and won “Best Festival Film of the Year” by His latest short film, Curfew, has won over 40 awards in Film Festivals around the world and is currently nominated for Best Live Action Short Film for the 85th Academy Awards.


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Luz Aguado was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and grew up in East Los Angeles. She is the oldest of four siblings. Prior to attending The Art Institute, Luz was a student at the University of California Riverside where she studied biology and aspired to become a medical doctor. Now she studies Media Arts and Animation at The Art Institute of Los Angeles and hopes of one day having the opportunity to work for Disney Animation Studios. Three dimensional animation and the innovative techniques that have given animation a more realistic appearance is something that she wishes to focus on while at The Art Institute.

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