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Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online

Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online

Continuing the celebration of the 10th anniversary of its Oscar shorts release in theaters in the U.S., Latin America and Europe, ShortsHD has released “The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015,” across a variety of cable, satellite and on-demand platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, as well as Vimeo.

Clocking in at just over 2 hours total, and, sadly, not for free, you can rent them all for a 72-hour period, at a cost of $3.95; or you can buy the entire collection for $7.99 on VOD platforms like Vimeo. Filmmakers will be especially interested, I’d assume, if only to see what the Academy considers the best of the best.

The program showcases the Live Action, Animation film nominees, giving people the chance to view the nominated short films prior to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22, 2015 hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. 

“The short film nominees this year come from some of the most diverse backgrounds of any similar group of Academy nominees, which is reflected in the richness and diversity of their storytelling,” said Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive at ShortsHD.  “We are proud to bring them to the cable systems, VOD, EST and the all of the leading digital platforms for audiences everywhere.”

To rent or buy on Vimeo, click here.

Below is a full breakdown of the nominated short films, followed by a trailer for the collection:


Directors: Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
Synopsis: A young woman waiting at an airport has an unexpected encounter with an arriving passenger.
Countries of origin: France, Israel
TRT: 39:50
Language: English

Boogaloo and Graham
Directors: Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
Synopsis: Jamesy and Malachy are presented with two baby chicks to raise by their soft-hearted father.
Country of origin: UK
TRT: 14:00
Language: English

Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)
Directors: Hu Wei and Julien Féret
Synopsis: A photographer and his assistant photograph the inhabitants of a remote Tibetan village.
Countries of origin: France, China
TRT: 15:54
Language: Chinese 

Directors: Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
Synopsis: An Afghan teenager living in a refugee center in Switzerland encounters difficulties wiring money to her family and asks a young Swiss woman for help.
Country of origin: Switzerland
TRT: 24:26
Language: German

The Phone Call
Directors: Mat Kirkby and James Lucas
Synopsis: A woman working for a crisis center phone line receives a call from a suicidal older man.
Country of origin: UK
TRT: 20:56
Language: English


The Bigger Picture
Directors: Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
Synopsis: Tensions arise between two brothers as their elderly mother requires more care.
Country of origin: UK
TRT: 7:27
Language: English

The Dam Keeper
Directors: Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
 Synopsis: A lonely little pig in charge of maintaining the town dam is cruelly bullied by his classmates.
Country of origin: US
TRT: 18:08
Language: English

Directors: Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

Me and My Moulton
Director: Torill Kove
 Synopsis: Three sisters growing up in an unconventional Norwegian family ask their parents for a bicycle.
Country of origin: Canada
TRT: 13:08
Language: English

A Single Life
Director: Joris Oprins
Synopsis: A mysterious vinyl single gives a young woman the power to move back and forth through the years of her life.
Country of origin: Netherlands
TRT: 2:18
Language: English

Here’s the trailer for the collection:

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