Academy Hosts Animated Short and Feature Program

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present five public events celebrating this year’s nominees. Oscar Week events will feature screenings, film clips and discussions with filmmakers and artists whose work has garnered nominations in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Short Film categories. All events will take place at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Here is the complete schedule, which includes a special Animated Feature night, hosted by Patton Oswalt and a Shorts night, hosted by Brad Bird.

Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. Shorts! The 2011 Animated and Live Action Short Film Nominees.
 Hosted by director, writer and animator Brad Bird. Bird is a two-time Oscar winner in the Animated Feature Film category, for The Incredibles (2004) and Ratatouille (2007).

Shorts! features screenings of all of the 2011 Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, plus an onstage discussion with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2012/02/shorts.html

Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. Docs!  The 2011 Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature Nominees 
Hosted by Michael Moore, Documentary Branch governor and 2002 Oscar winner for Bowling for Columbine. He was also nominated in 2007 for Sicko.

Docs! will include film clips from each of the nominated documentary features and short subjects, and panel discussions with the nominees (schedules permitting).

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2012/02/docs.html

Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.Animated Feature Symposium 
Hosted by actor Patton Oswalt, who voiced Remy in Ratatouille (2007).

The Animated Feature Symposium celebrates the nominated achievements in the Animated Feature Film category. The nominees (schedules permitting) will discuss their creative processes and the development of their films, and present clips illustrating their techniques.

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2012/02/animated.html

Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium 
Hosted by Mark Johnson, Oscar-winning producer (Rain Man,1988) and Foreign Language Film Award Committee chair.

The Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium brings together the directors of the motion pictures nominated in the Foreign Language Film category to discuss their work as well as related topics such as art, politics and the challenges of their profession (schedules permitting).

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2012/02/foreign.html

Saturday, February 25, 2:30 p.m. Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium 
Hosted by Leonard Engelman, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governor.

Oscar Week’s culminating public event celebrates the nominated achievements in the Makeup category with film clips, photographs, models and onstage discussions with the nominees (schedules permitting).

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2012/02/makeup.html

Tickets will be available starting Friday, February 3, online at www.oscars.org and by mail. Tickets to Shorts!, Docs! and the Animated Feature Symposium are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students. Tickets to the Saturday events – the Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium and the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium – are free. Doors open one hour prior to the event. All seating is unreserved.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences