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    Watch All the Short Films Competing for an Oscar in Theaters February 1

    ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures will release all of the Oscar nominated shorts in over 260 theaters across the U.S., Canada and Europe on February 1. This will be the eighth year the Academy's selection of short films hit theaters.

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    Academy Makes Last-Minute Voting Rule Change

    The Academy has decide to invite Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voters to join the voting on three categories --Documentary Feature and Animated and Live Action Shorts--that used to be picked by members who attended and signed into special Academy screenings.

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    Louisiana Film Prize Launches 2013 Short Filmmaking Competition, with $50K Grand Prize

    The second annual Louisiana Film Prize short filmmaking competition launches today, with $50K to be awarded to the winner. This is one of the largest cash prizes for a short film competition.

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    Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition Names Five Jury Prize Winners; Grand Prize Announced at Sundance

    The five jury prize winners of the $200K Focus Forward Filmmaker competition have been announced. The Grand Jury Prize of $100K will be announced at a live awards ceremony on January 22 at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Mitchell Block Direct: Vol. I Issue 4: Alex Gibney, Paperman, and The Academy Awards Animation Shorts Nominations

    Mitchell Block examines Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, Paperman, and the 85th Academy Awards Animation Shorts nominations.

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    Watch: Roman Polanski's Striking 1957 Short Film 'Murder'

    Check out Roman Polanski's student short film "Murder," made in 1957. Silent, black-and-white and only a minute in duration, the film shows what the title promises with queasy bluntness...

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    Mitchell Block Direct: V1 Issue 3: Chasing Ice, Maggie Simpson, and the Academy Shortlisted Documentary Film Nominations

    In a year where the Short Listed Academy documentary features deal with issues ranging from sexual harassment in the military to the Catholic Church’s cover-up of sexually molesting children, Chasing Ice deals with arguably the most important issue proving that the ice caps are melting and that the ...

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    Eleven Live-Action Short Films Advance in Oscar Race

    The Academy announced today that 11 live-action shorts will advance in the voting process for the 85th Oscars. A tie in nominations balloting resulted in 11 films, as opposed to 10, being shortlisted. Full list below.

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    Directors Bradley Murray And Eric Kolelas Connect For Visual Poem 'An Intelligent Man'

    British actor/director Eric Kolelas (Mosa, Fifty Pence) recently collaborated with Chicago-based director Bradley Murray on the visual poem An Intelligent Man.

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    Weekend Recap: Jeremy Renner on SNL, 'Now You See Me' Trailer, Rome Fest Winners, Stoppard on Love, and PT Anderson SteadiCams

    The weekend in review, from Jeremy Renner's SNL stint to Tom Stoppard's knowledge of "Anna Karenina" and a brief history of Paul Thomas Anderson's relationship with the SteadiCam.

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