Los Angeles, CA, January 26th 2012 – ShortsHD working with Magnolia Pictures will release The OscarÂ® Nominated Short Films 2012 in over 200 theatres across the United States and Canada on February 10th, 2012.
Three theatrical programs will give audiences around the country an opportunity to watch the nominated shorts in the Animation, Live Action and Documentary categories prior to the 84th Academy AwardsÂ® ceremony on February 26th. This year will mark the second theatrical outing for the nominated Documentary shorts, after an enthusiastic reception from audiences for last year’s inaugural run.
The OscarÂ® Nominated Short Films has become a key fixture of the awards season. Last year, the theatrical release broke all records, grossing over $1,350,000 nationwide and playing in significantly more theaters than in previous years. Since the inception of the program in 2005, attendance has grown by 800%.