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    Anatomy of a Scene: The Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

    What were the most challenging scenes to animate in the Oscar-Nominated shorts? I posed this to all five directors: Lauren MacMullan ("Get A Horse!"), Daniel Sousa ("Feral"), Shuhei Morita ("Possessions"), Laurent Witz ("Mr. Hublot"), and Max Lang ("Room on the Broom").

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    Interview: Oscar-nominated Short 'The Voorman Problem'

    Among the 5 Live Action Short Oscar Nominees Mark Gill's film 'The Voorman Problem' is perhaps the one with the highest profile in the category. Starring Tom Hollander and Martin Freeman the story follows Doctor Williams who is called in to evaluate a prison inmate who maintains he is God.

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    Watch Oscar Nominee Lupita Nyong'o's First Film, the 2008 Short 'East River'

    It's hard to believe, but prior to getting the role of Patsey in Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave," she had only one film credit to her name, and you can watch it here.

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    Talking with the Oscar Nominees for Animated Short Film

    I recently chatted with the Oscar nominees for "Feral" (Daniel Sousa), the Annie-winning "Get a Horse!" (Lauren MacMullan), "Mr. Hublot" (Laurent Witz), "Possessions" (Shuhei Morita), and "Room on the Broom" (Max Lang). We discussed personal connections and challenges. Interestingly, all five of the...

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    SXSW Locks Down Midnighters Section and Reveals Complete Shorts Lineup

    A week after revealing their features lineup, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has today revealed the films set to play in the Midnights section, as well as the complete short film lineup. SXSW runs March 7-15 in Austin, Texas.

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    SXSW 2014 Unveils Midnighters and Shorts Lineup

    SXSW has rolled out its 2014 Midnighters section, as well as the fest’s complete short film lineup. Check out the program below.

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    Are These the Best Short Films of 2013? Reviewing the Most Offbeat Oscar Nominees

    Of all categories worth scrutinizing during the chaos of Oscar season, none provides a more diverse overview of recent cinema than the short film categories.

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    YouTube at Sundance

    YouTube’s importance at Sundance grows every year. This year, they held free workshops on how to maximize your use of YouTube. Here is the latest schedule of YouTube on Main Street events and press assets, please visit google site ytsundance2014 or Twitter at #YouTubeSundance.

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    2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films Hit Theaters January 31 (WATCH TRAILER)

    The 2014 Oscar nominated short films (in live-action, documentary and animation) are making their way to theaters January 31 (and debuting on iTunes February 25). Check out the full list of 15 short films playing in the program, plus watch the compilation's trailer, below.

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    Sundance Up Close: Lucy Walker's Powerful Short Doc 'The Lion's Mouth Opens'

    Something remarkable about Lucy Walker’s short documentary film “The Lion’s Mouth Opens,” which premiered at Sundance, is that in its mere fifteen minute running time a stage is set for a story that will unfold over years -- a lifetime.

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