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Thursday March 15th, 2012

2012 Tribeca Film Festival announces Short Film Selections

By Josh Abraham

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by founding sponsor American Express, today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 26 of which are world premieres.

For the second year running, the recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The 2011 TFF Narrative Short Pentecost was nominated for Best Live Action Short at this year’s annual Academy Awards®, while last year?s award-winning TFF documentary short Incident in New Baghdad was nominated for Best Documentary Short.

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Sunday February 19th, 2012

FEINBERG FORECAST: Spotlighting The Three Oscar Shorts Categories

When it comes to predicting the winners of the three Oscars devoted to short films — animated, documentary, and live-action — most people just wing it and check off either a random or the most appealingly-titled nominee. Any serious awards buff, however, knows not to do that, for those three predictions can completely make or break one’s chances in an Oscar pool!

Instead, one should devote a — yes — short amount of time to actually seeing the nominees, which is easier to do these days than ever before thanks to a program sponsored by ShortsHD through which all 15 nominated films are shown at theaters across the country in the weeks leading up to the Oscars. This offering, now in its seventh year, is as popular as ever — indeed, just last weekend it brought in more money than in any other weekend yet.

If you absolutely cannot make it to the theater, though, you can still sleep easy, because I’ve checked all of the nominees for you and produced a tip-sheet. I can’t guarantee that I’ll nail all of these categories, but, if you employ my picks for your Oscar pool and only one or two of my three picks pan out, that’s still probably one or two more correct picks than you otherwise would have had, so… you’re welcome!

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Saturday January 28th, 2012

‘Incident in New Baghdad’ Review. 3.5 Stars

By Rhett Bartlett

Filmmaker James Spione delivers a compelling short documentary, which pushes you deep within the psyche of an ordinary U.S Soldier, during an unnecessary and tragic moment.

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