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Oscar®-Nominated "Shorts" to Screen in NYC


Beverly Hills, CA — On Saturday, February 25, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present two public screenings of the ten Oscar-nominated films in the Animated Short and Live Action Short categories. The screenings will feature the five films from each category, providing a rare opportunity for New York moviegoers to see the nominees prior to the 78th Academy Awards® telecast on Sunday, March 5.

The screenings will be held at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. Film historian and television host Robert Osborne will serve as the host for both screenings.

The following ten Oscar-nominated short films will be shown at the New York screenings:

Short Film (Animated)
“Badgered" Sharon Colman, director
“The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation,” John Canemaker, director; Peggy Stern, producer
“The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello,” Anthony Lucas, director
“9,” Shane Acker, director
“One Man Band,” Andrew Jimenez and Mark Andrews, directors

Short Film (Live Action)
“Ausreisser" (The Runaway), Ulrike Grote, director
“Cashback,” Sean Ellis, director; Lene Bausager, producer
“The Last Farm,” Rúnar Rúnarsson, director; Thor S. Sigurjónsson, producer
“Our Time Is Up,” Rob Pearlstein, director; Pia Clemente, producer
“Six Shooter,” Martin McDonagh, director

Tickets for the screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid I.D. Advanced tickets may be reserved by calling 888-778-7575. The Academy’s Theater at Lighthouse International is located at 111 East 59th Street between Park and Lexington avenues. All orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To be added to the Academy Foundation mailing list, please visit the Academy’s website at

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2005 will be presented on March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST. A one-hour red carpet arrivals show will precede the telecast at 4 p.m. PST.


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