The Oscar Shorts 2017: Synopsis | Independent Movies

Los Angeles, CA January 30, 2017 - ShortsHD™, the only short film channel (, working with Magnolia Pictures, will open “THE OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2017 in over 500 screens across the United States, Canada, Europe and Latin America on Friday February 10, 2017.

“THE OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2017” will showcase the Live Action, Animation and Documentary short film nominees compilation as three separate theatrical events.

This marks the 12 th consecutive year of the Oscar® nominated short films theatrical experience and is the only opportunity for audiences to watch the nominated short films prior to the 89 th Academy Awards® ceremony on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

In 2016, the Oscar® Nominated Short Films earned over $2.8 million at the worldwide box office, nearly doubling from just a few years prior.

“This year’s Oscar Nominated Shorts are formidable storytelling at its best,” said Carter Pilcher, CEO of ShortsHD, the TV network behind the annual theatrical compilations.. “Short films are exploding in popularity around the globe, and these Oscar®Noms are the pinnacle—and ShortsHD’s theatrical release is the only way to see this year’s Live Action, Animation and Documentary shorts nominees on the big screen, a delight for movie fans the world over.”

Google joined the list of Academy Award contenders this year with the animation short film Pearl, a Google Spotlight Story from Patrick Osborne, the director of Disney’s Oscar-nominated short film Feast. In the Documentary Short category, 3 of the 5 nominees tackle the Syrian crisis.

To view this year’s complete release of nominated short films visit the Nominations tab in the header menu.