You're Invited to Oscar® Week at The Academy

Beverly Hills, CA (January 31, 2011) – Beginning on Tuesday, February 22, and continuing through Saturday, February 26, the eve of the Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present five public events celebrating the 83rd Academy Awards®.  Oscar Week events will feature screenings, film clips and discussions with filmmakers and artists whose work has garnered nominations in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Short Film categories.  All events will take place at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

2011 Oscar Week schedule

Tuesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.  (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Shorts!  The 2010 Animated and Live Action Short Film Nominees
Hosted by Kenneth Branagh, actor, writer, director, producer and four-time Oscar nominee

This event features screenings of all of the 2010 Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, plus an onstage discussion with the filmmakers (schedules permitting). 

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2011/shorts-la.html

Wednesday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.  (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Docs!  The 2010 Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature Nominees
Hosted by Michael Apted, director and former Documentary Branch governor

This program will include film clips from each of the nominated documentary features and short subjects and panel discussions with the nominees (schedules permitting).

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2011/docs.html

Thursday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.  (Doors open 6:30 p.m.) 
Oscar-Nominated Animated Feature Symposium
Hosted by Tom Sito, animator and animation historian

The Animated Feature Symposium celebrates the nominated achievements in the Animated Feature Film category. The nominees (schedules permitting) will discuss their creative process and the development of their films, and present clips illustrating their techniques.

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2011/animated.html

Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m.  (Doors open 9 a.m.)
Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium
Moderated by Mark Johnson, producer and Foreign Language Film Award Committee chair

The Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium brings together the directors of the motion pictures nominated in the Foreign Language Film category to discuss their work and address such wide-ranging topics as art, politics and the challenges of their profession (schedules permitting).

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2011/foreign.html

Saturday, February 26, 2:30 p.m.  (Doors open 1:30 p.m.)
Oscar-Nominated Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium
Hosted by Leonard Engelman, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governor

Oscar Week’s culminating public event celebrates the nominated achievements in the Makeup category with film clips, photographs, models and onstage discussions with the nominees (schedules permitting).

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2011/makeup-hair.html

Tickets to Shorts!, Docs! and the Animated Feature Symposium events are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID.  Tickets to the Saturday events – Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium and the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium – are free.  Tickets will be available on Tuesday, February 1, online at www.oscars.org, at the Academy box office (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by mail.  Doors open one hour prior to the event.  All seating is unreserved.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Teni Melidonian
tmelidonian@oscars.org

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