To kick off Oscar Week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present "Shorts!", the ten Academy Award-nominated films in the Animated Short and Live-Action Short categories, on Tuesday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The event will feature on-stage discussions with the animated and live-action nominated filmmakers (subject to availability).

The 2005 Animated Shorts and Live-Action Short nominees are:

Short Film (Animated)

“Badgered," Sharon Colman, director

“The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation,” John Canemaker, director; Peggy Stern, producer

"The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello," Anthony Lucas, director

"9," Shane Acker, director

"One Man Band," Andrew Jimenez and Mark Andrews, directors

Short Film (Live Action)

“Ausreisser" (The Runaway), Ulrike Grote, director

"Cashback," Sean Ellis, director; Lene Bausager, producer

"The Last Farm," Rúnar Rúnarsson, director; Thor S. Sigurjónsson, producer

"Our Time Is Up," Rob Pearlstein, director; Pia Clemente, producer

"Six Shooter," Martin McDonagh, director

Tickets to "Shorts!" are sold out. Stand-by tickets may be available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Free parking is provided in the garages located at 8920 and 9025 Wilshire Boulevard. For ticket information, call the Academy's Special Events department at 310-247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org/events.

Cinemark Movie Club
Brian B.