For more than fifteen years, ShortsTV has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe.
This special 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 shortly after nominations are announced and are then, a few days before the Oscars®, also made available via on demand platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vimeo on Demand. The theatrical release of the nominated short films each year is the world's largest commercial release of short films on the planet, delighting audiences and giving filmmakers unprecedented opportunity to entertain short film fans.
In recent years, the Oscar® Nominated Short Films have been released in over 700 theaters across the US and Canada, garnering reviews in every major news outlet, from The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Deadline to The New York Times and the Huffington Post. The films have also been released annually in a growing number of theaters around the world, including the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, 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!
ShortsTV is the global home of short entertainment.
With the world's largest catalogue of short movies, available on TV, online and in theaters - ShortsTV brings audiences the very best professionally produced live action, animation and documentary short films from around the world, including hours of award winning and star-studded shorts.
ShortsTV also creates its own original programming, putting the spotlight on emerging and established talent and bringing viewers into the fast-paced world of short filmmaking.
On television, ShortsTV is the world's leading 24/7 channel dedicated to short films. It is available to watch across the US, Europe, India and Latin America (where it is known as TVCortos). For details on where to watch ShortsTV or TVCortos in your region, click here.
Online, ShortsTV offers hundreds of the world's best independent shorts for download in iTunes stores across the globe, as well as on Amazon (UK, US and Germany), Google Play (US and Canada) and other platforms.
Since 2006, ShortsTV has presented the Oscar® Nominated Short Films theatrical release in cinemas around the world and has made the release available on VOD and EST platforms.
ShortsTV is operated by Shorts International Ltd, which is headquartered in London, England and represented in the United States by Shorts Entertainment Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary located in Los Angeles. The company is led by Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive, and is owned by Shorts Entertainment Holdings with AMC Networks a significant minority shareholder.