Shorts coming to the small screen

Posted by · 12:28 pm · March 2nd, 2010

Miracle FishI’ve received a lot of emails lately asking where people can see the Oscar-nominated.  Generally my answer is, get to a theater.  They have been released by Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International in select (domestic) markets.  But if that doesn’t work for some, never fear.  It looks like you can pop open the Pringles and watch them in your skivvies.

The press release, in part:

New York, Mar. 2 – The Academy Award Nominated Short Films are often difficult for film fans to find. Now, for the first time ever, “The Oscar® Nominated Short Films 2010” will be available via cable’s Movies On Demand (MOD), presented by Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures. The nation’s leading MOD distributor, iN DEMAND L.L.C., will make the films available to U. S. digital cable audiences through Movies On Demand (MOD) starting March 3rd in both standard and high definition. Nominees in both the Live Action and Animated categories will be available on Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks systems around the country.

Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, and Bright House Networks will host the films within MOD in an “Award Nominees” category. Comcast customers will find the films within MOD and its “Top Picks” category under the subcategory “Oscar Nominees.” Comcast will also be presenting the top live action short film titles from 2009. The cost for these programs varies from $2.99 to $5.99.




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  • 1 3-02-2010 at 12:43 pm

    Wha said...

    I wonder if it’s 2.99-5.99 each or they’ll offer them as a package. If it’s like $15-$20 to see all 5, I’d just as likely go to the theater and see them.

    Although I don’t see Cablevision in the list there so it might not even be an option.

    Speaking of which, ABC7 and Cablevision (NY tristate area’s biggest cable service) is at an impasse and ABC7 is threatening to cut off service the day of the Oscars. Wouldn’t that just be a swell end to the Oscar season…dead air.

  • 2 3-02-2010 at 12:51 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Yeah, I heard about that. SUCKS.

  • 3 3-02-2010 at 2:04 pm

    brian said...

    But where are the documentary shorts? MOMA played them one time for one day last Sunday and I missed it. Is it even possible to see these anywhere?

  • 4 3-02-2010 at 2:14 pm

    Bryan said...

    Different BrYan, but same question, what about the doc shorts? Can’t find those anywhere.

  • 5 3-02-2010 at 2:24 pm

    Joseph said...

    How about iTunes? Aren’t they supposed to be available today?

  • 6 3-02-2010 at 2:55 pm

    Mike_M said...

    Wha:
    So pissed about the ABC crap with Cablevision. After the shit with Food Network being off for us for 3 weeks almost, I will be PISSED if I miss an of my shows that air on ABC.

    I work for a cable network(s) company, but this is BS. I know it is principle, but I bet Disney wants something like $0.01 added to everyone’s bill per month I am fine with it.

    I am pretty sure we pay something fro CBS on Cablevision. ABC should just up the price of its sister Cable nets so it is transparent to Cablevision.

    I don’t want to lose out of my free Clearview movie nights, but I will switch to FiOS is they drop the ball on this.

    In other news: Cablevision should have Magnolia On Demand movies as an option. I saw Red Cliff on there, so they may have the Shorts program listed under regular Movies on Demand or something

  • 7 3-03-2010 at 1:45 pm

    Sarah said...

    For those who live in Kansas or the midwest who want to see the Documentary shorts (or any of the short films), we will be showing four of the five documentaries and all of the live action and animated films at Wichita Public Library’s 24th annual Academy Award nominated-short film program, happening March 6-13, 2010. The program is also free to the public – although you might want to get there early as seating is first come, first serve.

    More information (including times) can be found here: http://www.wichita.lib.ks.us/Programs/Shorts.htm

  • 8 3-03-2010 at 2:47 pm

    Mike_M said...

    Wow, that sounds like a great program you have…