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ShortsTV helps reopen America’s cinemas

April 6, 2021

ShortsTV, the global short film network, returned to US cinemas over the weekend with the release of the 16th annual Oscar Nominated Short Films.

The theatrical presentation of the Live Action, Animation and Documentary short film nominees for this year’s Academy Awards is available in over 200 screens across 50+ theatrical markets including New York and Los Angeles, as well as through virtual cinematic releases with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the local theatres that are unable to be open during the release. This is the only opportunity for audiences to watch the short film nominees in theatres before the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

“Last year’s Oscar Nominated Short Films were some of the last great movies many of our audiences saw in theatres before the pandemic. Now, as we emerge from this challenging time, we are thrilled to be one of the first to bring the joy of great cinema back to our global audiences through the beloved Oscar Nominated Short Films releases,” said ShortsTV CEO and Founder Carter Pilcher. “This year’s films are breathtaking and compelling – our audiences are gonna love ‘em!”

John Vanco, General Manager of New York’s IFC Center movie theatre which is showing the Oscar Nominated Short Films said, “the IFC Center in Manhattan is one of New York City’s leading independent theatres and we see enormous audiences every year for the Oscar Shorts. After being closed for 51 weeks, it was great to be able to re-open a few short weeks ago and know that the Oscar Shorts were coming and would bring the audiences with them.”

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