Academy Shorts Nominees Screen Feb. 17

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen this year’s animated and live-action short film Oscar nominees in a special program Feb. 17.

The event, titled ‘Shorts!’ will take place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills at 7:30 p.m., and will feature onstage discussions with filmmakers, subject to availability.

This year’s animated short film nominees
 are: La Maison en Petits Cubes, Kunio Kato, director; Lavatory Lovestory, Konstantin Bronzit, director; Oktapodi, Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand, directors;
 Presto, Doug Sweetland, director; 
and This Way Up, Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes, directors.

The live-action short nominees are: Auf der Strecke (On the Line), Reto Caffi, director;
 Manon on the Asphalt, Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont, directors;
 New Boy, Steph Green, director, and Tamara Anghie, producer;
 The Pig, Tivi Magnusson, producer, and Dorte H’gh, director; and Spielzeugland (Toyland), Jochen Alexander Freydank, producer-director.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, or at the Academy’s box office during regular business hours beginning Monday, Feb. 2, at 9 a.m.