About the Oscar® Nominated Short Films

For over a decade, ShortsTV has proudly brought the Oscar© Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe.

This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen.

Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation or Documentary.

The films go into theaters around the world shortly after nominations are announced and are not released anywhere else until a few days before the Oscars©, when they are also made available via on demand platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and Vimeo on Demand. The release ensures the greatest number of viewers can see all the nominees before the ceremony, while providing short filmmakers with an unprecedented opportunity to commercialise their movies.

In 2018, the Oscar© Nominated Short Films were released in over 500 theaters across the US, garnering reviews in every major news outlet, from the Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Deadline to the New York Times and Huffington Post. The films earned over $3.5m in the box office and were also released in more than 100 theaters around the world, including Canada, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Mexico, Chile, China and Australia among others, making it a truly international release.

We at ShortsTV believe the nominees are the absolute leading edge of what is the world’s very best in short film and the true future of filmmaking, especially if you believe that the future of filmmaking is short film…and we do!

To find out where you can watch this year's Oscar© Nominated Short Films, visit our Theatrical Release and On Demand pages.

About ShortsTV

ShortsTV is the global home of short movies.

We have the world’s largest catalogue of high quality short films available on TV, online and in theaters, and also produce original short film content for broadcasters and brands.

Our teams obtain only professionally produced live action, animation and documentary short movies from the world’s most famous film festivals and independent suppliers. Through the acquisition of these films we offer professional short filmmakers an unparalleled commercial medium to develop their careers, and viewers an opportunity to see the best short movies from around the world – on TV, online and in theaters.

On TV, our channel is the world’s first and only 24/7 HD channel dedicated to short movies. Available in the US, Latin America, Europe and India, ShortsTV brings short stories to life in stunning high definition and features hours of award winning and star-studded shorts, including more Oscar films than any other network!

ShortsTV also creates its own original programming, putting the spotlight on both emerging and established talent and bringing you into the fast-paced world of short filmmaking.

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What Filmmakers Say

“I really have to commend ShortsTV for putting these films in cinemas in 20+ countries...they get to be seen the way they are meant to be seen.“
Kirstóf Deák - Director & Writer
Sing (2017 Oscar Winner - Best Live Action Short Film)
“I have to really give them (ShortsTV) a big thank you because to watch these short films in theaters...there's nothing like it.“
Shawn Christensen - Director, Writer & Actor
Curfew (2012 Oscar Winner - Best Live Action Short Film)
“To find a company like ShortsTV that actually give you an audience...I never in my wildest dreams thought that our little film would be seen all across America.“
Mat Kirkby - Director & Writer
The Phone Call (2015 Oscar Winner - Best Live Action Short Film)
“Thank you ShortsTV for exposing the work to people who never would have seen it.“
Frank Stiefel - Director
Heaven is Traffic Jam on the 405 (2018 Oscar Winner - Best Documentary Short Film)
“This film is really made for theaters so we are really happy ShortsTV gave us this opportunity to be screened in all those theaters in the US.“
Victor Caire - Director
Garden Party (2018 Oscar Nominee - Best Animated Short Film)
“I think it's really important to have the shorts released theatrically...it's just a wild 90 minutes because you never know what's coming next and I think that makes it unique.“
Josh Lawson - Writer & Actor
The Eleven O'Clock (2018 Oscar Nominee - Best Live Action Short Film)
“Thank you so much to ShortsTV for supporting the art of short film.“
Amanda Pike - Executive Producer
Heroin(e) (2018 Oscar Nominee - Best Documentary Short Film)