ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures have re-upped their a deal to screen all 15 Oscar-nominated short films beginning Feb. 10. The films will show in more than 200 theaters across the U.S. and Canada up until the Oscars telecast on Feb. 26 and will be organized into three programs by their Academy category (live action, animated, and documentary). To complement the theatrical run, the shorts will also be released Feb. 21 on demand and through iTunes stores in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, and other global markets.
It’s the second year of the documentary shorts have been part of the screening series, which began in 2005. Last year, the initiative took in $1.35 million nationally, breaking records and marking an 800 percent growth in attendance since the series’ first year.