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    Holocaust Survivor and Subject of Oscar Nominated Short Doc Alice Herz-Sommer Has Died at 110

    Sadly, 110-year-old Alice Herz-Sommer, subject of the Oscar nominated short documentary "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life" died on the morning of February 23, just a week before the film about her extraordinary life heads to the Academy Awards. Herz-Sommer was the oldest living Holocaust su...

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    Interview: Oscar-nominated Short 'Aquel No Era Yo' (That Wasn't Me)

    What happens after a child soldier has to come to terms with the horrendous crimes he/she was forced to commit out of fear? The guilt, the trauma, and all of their ramifications remain long after reaching safety.

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    Interview: Oscar-nominated Short 'Just Before Losing Everything'

    Although he is no stranger to the film world since he started his career as an actor, director Xavier Legrand has only one film under his belt –a short film. This astonishingly unsettling first effort, 'Just Before Losing Everything' (Avant que de tout perdre), has earned him an Academy Award nomina...

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    Interview: Oscar-nominated Short 'Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?'

    The insanity of daily modern life is presented with an exponentially comedic tone in the Finnish Academy Award-nominated Live Action Short Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?

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    (Short Shout) Watch The Quietly Powerful and Poignant 'The Christmas Tree'

    Check out this quietly powerful, poignant yet understated film about a father spending the day with his daughter, who wants to do the right thing, but even the best laid plans go awry

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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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    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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