THE 2008 ANIMATED AND LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM NOMINEES
In New York, the 81st Academy Awards® festivities kicked off on Saturday, February 14, with “Shorts!,” which featured screenings of all the 2008 Oscar®-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.
This popular event began in 2003 and has been a sellout every year since.
Robert Osborne, author of the new book 80 Years of the Oscar, hosted the “Shorts!” program and signed copies of the book from 11 a.m. to noon.
The 2008 Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film nominees are:
Animated Short Film
“La Maison en Petits Cubes” – Kunio Kato
“Lavatory – Lovestory” – Konstantin Bronzit
“Oktapodi” – Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand
“Presto” – Doug Sweetland
“This Way Up” – Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes
Live Action Short Film
“Auf der Strecke (On the Line)” – Reto Caffi
“Manon on the Asphalt” – Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont
“New Boy” – Steph Green and Tamara Anghie
“The Pig” – Tivi Magnusson and Dorte Høgh
“Spielzeugland (Toyland)” – Jochen Alexander Freydank
- Saturday, February 14, at noon, with an encore screening at 4 p.m.
- Academy Theater at Lighthouse International
111 East 59th Street, New York