Hosted by Oscar winner David Frankel, director of “Marley & Me” and “The Devil Wears Prada”

Oscar® Week kicked off with “Shorts!,” which featured screenings of all the 2008 Academy Award®-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories. “Shorts!” included an onstage discussion with the nominated filmmakers. This popular event began in 1997 and has sold out every year since then.

The 2008 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

Event Information

When: Tuesday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Animated Short Film Nominees

Animted Short Film Nominees: Emud Mokhberi, Thierry Marchand, Konstantin Bronzit, Kunio Kato, Alan Smith, Adam Foulkes and Doug Sweetland

Live Action Short Film Nominees

Live Action Short Film Nominees: Reto Caffi, Dorte Høgh, Tivi Magnusson, David Frankel, who hosted the event, Tamara Anghie, Jochen Alexander Freydank and Steph Green

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