ShortsTV premieres Oscar-winning, -nominated shorts on BookMyShow Stream

The films are available as compilations under the Live Action and Animation categories to rent at a nominal Rs149 per category.

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This year’s Oscar-winning and -nominated shorts from the Live Action and Animation categories are now available to watch in India, thanks to a collaboration between ShortsTV, the first and only global channel dedicated to short films, and BookMyShow Stream, a transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) platform.

These films are available as compilations under the Live Action and Animation categories to rent at a nominal cost of Rs149 per category. The shorts include the eventual winners like The Long Goodbye, starring Riz Ahmed, and The Windshield Wiper.

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Speaking about the partnership, Carter Pilcher, CEO of ShortsTV, said, “We are proud to present the streaming release of the Oscar-winning and -nominated short films (2022) to Indian audiences exclusively. These are the best short films of 2022, and they were more successful at the American box office than CODA, Oscar winner for Best Picture, or The Power Of The Dog, Oscar winner for Best Director.”

He added, “ShortsTV has been the exclusive international distributor of the Oscar-nominated short films' theatrical releases for 17 years and this year, we are glad to partner with BookMyShow Stream, the perfect platform with an extensive and relevant consumer base that is helping us enable access to this compelling content for audiences across India from the comfort of their homes. To our dear Indian audiences, hold on to your hats and get ready for a fabulous entertainment experience with the very best of the year’s magical short films!”

Ashish Saksena, COO of cinemas at BookMyShow, said of the partnership, “BookMyShow Stream has always aimed to bring the global cinematic experience to Indian audiences across diverse languages and genres. Through our partnership with ShortsTV, we are thrilled to be the exclusive hosts for the digital premieres of this year’s Oscar-winning and -nominated short films and share the excitement with millions of cinephiles across the country.”

Following is the full list of short films:

Animation Short Films

The Windshield Wiper – Oscar Winner
Director: Alberto Mielgo
Synopsis: Inside a cafe while smoking a whole pack of cigarettes, a man poses an ambitious question: "What is love?"

Affairs Of The Art
Director: Joanna Quinn
Synopsis: Fifty-nine-year-old factory worker Beryl is obsessed with drawing, and her fixation dominates the household. Apart from her husband, Ivor, Beryl's model and muse, every member of the family is addicted to something.

Director: Hugo Covarrubias
Synopsis: Ingrid is a secret police agent working during the Chilean military dictatorship. Through small, everyday details, both Ingrid's mind and the nation are revealed as fractured.

Director: Anton Dyakov
Synopsis: Despite the sharp contrast between their worlds, a rough and surly boxer and a delicate ballerina forge a tentative friendship.

Robin Robin
Director: Michael Please, Dan Ojari
Synopsis: Raised by a family of mice, an optimistic young robin makes a heartfelt wish upon a Christmas star.

Live Action Short Films

The Long Goodbye – Oscar Winner
Director: Aneil Karia
Synopsis: Riz and his family are in the middle of a typical family day in their house, whilst a far-right march plays out on the telly in the background, which eventually arrives at their front door, leading to a devastating outcome.

Alu Kachuu – Take And Run
Director: Maria Brendle
Synopsis: Sezim wants to fulfil her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets abducted by a group of young men. There, she is forced to marry a stranger. If she refuses the marriage, she is threatened with social stigmatization and exclusion.

The Dress
Director: Tadeusz Lysiak
Synopsis: A woman with limited hopes toils in a rundown motel in rural Poland as a maid. Will the repeated visits of an interesting man, a truck driver, change the loneliness of her situation?

On My Mind
Director: Martin Strange-Hansen
Synopsis: Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today, it has to be now. It's a question of life, death and karaoke.

Please Hold
Director: KD Davila
Synopsis: A young man's life is suddenly and inexplicably derailed, as he finds himself at the mercy of automated "justice".

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