Edmonton Film FestivalThe Edmonton International Film Festival will present the nominees for Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film at public screenings in the Princess Theatre on February 20.  “Based on attendance and feedback from our immensely popular Lunchbox Shorts programme at the Edmonton International Film Festival, we know that our audiences adore bite-sized cinema!” says Kerrie Long, Festival Producer. “When was the last time you could admit (honestly) to seeing all of the Oscar Nominated Short Films?  This could be your first.  And, you  get boasting rights to seeing ALL of the nominees in these categories, versus just a handful of films in every other category.”

The Live Action nominees are: Pentecost (Ireland | 11-mins.), Raju (Germany/India | 24-mins.), The Shore (Northern Ireland | 31-mins.), Time Freak (USA | 11-mins.) and Tuba Atlantic (Norway | 25-mins.).

Animation nominees include: Sunday/Dimanche (Canada | 10-mins.), The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore (USA | 17-mins.), La Luna (USA | 7-mins.), A Morning Stroll (UK | 7-mins.) and Wild Life (Canada | 13-mins.).  The Animation package also includes four (4) short films that are not nominated, but were very highly commended: Nullarbor (10-mins.), Amazonia (5-mins.), Skylight (5-mins.) and Hybrid Union (4-mins.).

The Schedule.  Please note that Feb. 20 is FAMILY DAY.

ANIMATION (80-mins.)                LIVE ACTION (110-mins.)
3pm – Saturday, Feb. 18                3pm – Sunday, Feb. 19
11am – Monday, Feb. 20                1pm – Monday, Feb. 20
3pm – Monday, Feb. 20                5pm – Monday, Feb. 20
3pm – Sunday, Feb. 26                3pm – Saturday, Feb. 25

Admission is $7 at the door (no advance sales) and screen exclusively at the
Princess Theatre: 10337 Whyte Avenue.  The Oscar Nominated Short Film packages are rated 14A (adult themes).  Proceeds support the 2012 Edmonton International Film Festival (Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2012).  Full program schedule and festival program guides will be available in September.  www.edmontonfilmfest.com.

“Oh.  And for the record.  A Morning Stroll from the UK is nominated in the Animation category.  This film won our jury prize for Best Animated Short  last year’s EIFF!” boasts Long.

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012 Theatrical Trailer from Shorts International on Vimeo.