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Oscar Shorts at the Academy
To kick off Oscar Week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present "Shorts!" a program featuring the 10 Academy Award-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories. The program, hosted by director Taylor Hackford, will feature onstage discussions with the nominated filmmakers.

Short Film (Animated)
The Danish Poet, Torill Kove, director
Lifted, Gary Rydstrom, director
The Little Matchgirl, Roger Allers, director; Don Hahn, producer
Maestro, Geza M. Toth, director
No Time for Nuts, Chris Renaud and Michael Thurmeier, directors

Short Film (Live Action)
Binta and the Great Idea, Javier Fesser, director; Luis Manso, producer
Eramos Pocos, Borja Cobeaga, director
Helmer & Son, Soren Pilmark, director; Kim Magnusson, executive producer
The Saviour, Peter Templeman, director; Stuart Parkyn, producer
West Bank Story, Ari Sandel, director

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WHEN: Tuesday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Samuel Goldwyn Theater at AMPAS in Beverly Hills.
*NOTE: Free advance tickets to "Shorts!" are necessary to secure admission. There is a two ticket per person limit. Tickets are available beginning February 1 at the Academy's ticket office. For ticket order information, call 310-247-3600 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.

Amblin', Fearless, Goodfellas
In Person: Allen Daviau
The UCLA Archive and the American Society of Cinematographers hosts The Art of Light, a slew of films highlighting the work celebrated cinematographers. Allen Daviau will be on hand for this screening of Steven Spielberg's first short film, Amblin', and the 1993 drama Fearless about airplane crash survivors, starring Jeff Bridges and Isabella Rossellini.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood)

*P.S. On Friday, February 23 cinematographer Michael Ballhaus will be in the house for a Q&A after the Goodfellas screening at 7:30 p.m. (also at The Hammer).

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