~These films are available as compilations under the Live Action & Animation categories on BookMyShow Stream ~
~Cinema-lovers can rent these films at a nominal cost of Rs 149/- per category on BookMyShow Stream~
National, May 05, 2022: After the Oscar® 2022 winner announcements last month, film enthusiasts in India have been on the lookout for the premieres of this year’s Academy Award Winners & Nominations for Short Films. ShortsTV, the first and only global channel dedicated to short films, has collaborated with BookMyShow Stream, India’s largest home-grown Transactional Video-On-Demand (TVOD) platform, from the house of BookMyShow, India’s leading entertainment destination to digitally present these films exclusively to Indian audiences. Cinephiles can now watch this year’s most spectacular short films under the Live Action & Animation category and experience some of the best global cinema from the comfort of their homes on BookMyShow Stream at an attractive price, starting at Rs 149/- for rentals.
Watch the entire Live-Action compilation featuring the Oscar Winner The Long Goodbye, a mystery-drama story and the Animation compilation featuring the Oscar Winner The Windshield Wiper, the animated film of a fantasy-world, along with other nominees. To learn more about how to rent these Oscar-Nominated Short film compilations (2022), please visit (Link).
Talking about the partnership, Carter Pilcher, CEO, 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. 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 onto your hats and get ready for a fabulous entertainment experience with the very best of the year’s magical short films!”
Commenting on the partnership, Ashish Saksena, COO – Cinemas, BookMyShow said, “With an aim to showcase the best of world cinema, 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 & nominated short films and share the excitement with millions of cinephiles across the country."
Please find the complete list of this year’s nominated short films below:
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Oscar Nominated Animation Short Films available on BookMyShow Stream here
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?"
Country of Origin: USA
TRT: 15 minutes
AFFAIRS OF THE ART
Director: Joanna Quinn
Synopsis: Fifty-nine-year-old factory worker Beryl is totally obsessed with drawing, and her fixation dominates the entire household. Apart from her husband, Ivor, Beryl's model and muse, every member of the family is addicted to something.
Country of Origin: UK
TRT: 16 minutes
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.
Country of Origin: Chile
TRT: 15 minutes
Director: Anton Dyakov
Synopsis: Despite the sharp contrast between their worlds, a rough and surly boxer and a delicate ballerina forge a tentative friendship
Country of Origin: Russia
TRT: 15 minutes
Director: Michael Please, Dan Ojari
Synopsis: Raised by a family of mice, an optimistic young robin makes a heartfelt wish upon a Christmas star.
Country of Origin: UK/ USA
TRT: 31 minutes
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films available on BookMyShow Stream here
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.
Country of Origin: UK
TRT: 12 minutes
ALU KACHUU - TAKE AND RUN
Director: Maria Brendle
Synopsis: Sezim wants to fulfil her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men. There, she's forced to marry a stranger. If she refuses the marriage, she is threatened with social stigmatization and exclusion.
Country of Origin: Switzerland
TRT: 38 minutes
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?
Country of Origin: Poland
TRT: 30 minutes
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
Country of Origin: Denmark
TRT: 18 minutes
Director: KD Davila
Synopsis: A young man's life is suddenly and inexplicably derailed, as he finds himself at the mercy of automated "justice."
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 19 minutes
ShortsTV is the first and only 24/7, linear and OTT HD TV channel dedicated to short form video entertainment, including movies and series. With over 13,000 titles globally, ShortsTV has the largest catalogue of quality short form video & is the global home of Shorts.
The ShortsTV India film catalogue features Academy Award winners and nominees, International festival winners & nominees (Cannes, BAFTA, etc), high quality CGI animation as well as cinematic gems from international independent filmmakers & local Indian filmmakers. The catalogue includes 1000+ hours of content across English, foreign, and local Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam.
Distributed globally, the channel is available in 100 million homes across the US, India, Latin America, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Eastern Europe. It is available across India on Tata Sky as Tata Sky ShortsTV (channel no 113), Dish TV as ShortsTV Active (channel 135) and on Airtel Digital TV as ‘Airtel ShortsTV’ (channel 259). It is also available across the US on DirecTV (channel 573), AT&T U-Verse (channel 1789), AT&T TV (Channel 573), AT&T TV NOW, Frontier Communications (channel 789) Google Fiber (channel 603) and Hotwire (channel 560). ShortsTV is also available in the UK, Netherlands, Italy, and Spain on Amazon Prime Video Channels and on demand through iTunes in 92 countries, Amazon Instant Video (UK, US, and Germany), Google Play (US and Canada), and Verizon and Frontier (US).
Since 2006, ShortsTV has exclusively presented the ‘Oscar Nominated Short Films’ theatrical release in cinemas across the US and Canada, South America, Europe, India, Australia and South Africa.
ShortsTV is operated by Shorts International and is headquartered in London, England with offices in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Mumbai. The company is led by Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive, and is owned by Shorts Entertainment Holdings, with AMC Networks as a significant minority shareholder.
Launched in 2007, BookMyShow, owned and operated by Big Tree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (founded in 1999), is India's leading entertainment destination with global operations and the one-stop shop for every entertainment need. The firm is present in over 650 towns and cities in India and works with partners across the industry to provide unmatched entertainment experiences to millions of customers. Over the years, the company has evolved from a purely online ticketing platform for movies across 6,000 plus screens, to end-to-end management of live entertainment events including music concerts, live performances, theatricals, sports and more, all accomplished at par with global standards. Some of the key properties that BookMyShow has brought to its markets over the past few years include U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour, NBA’s debut games in India, Disney’s Aladdin, Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR as also international artists such as Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber to name a few.
BookMyShow is invested in providing the best user experience, whether on-ground or online and to that effect, has developed the first-of-its-kind video streaming platform solely for live entertainment in India - ‘BookMyShow Online’, marking its entry in the streaming business. Complementing its cinemas business, the firm also launched ‘BookMyShow Stream’, India’s largest home-grown transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) platform hosting award-winning and critically acclaimed content from around the world. BookMyShow also houses India’s most extensive organic reviews and ratings engine for movies and has driven technology innovations, such as the m-ticket and Movie Mode, impacting tens of millions of users and the industry at large.
With continued support from marquee investors like TPG Growth, Stripes Group, Elevation Capital (formerly SAIF Partners), Accel and Network18, BookMyShow has constantly demonstrated category leadership, growing beyond India with operations in UAE, Singapore, Indonesia and Sri Lanka amongst others. The Mumbai-headquartered company counts Ticket Green, Eventifier, Masti Tickets and Townscript amongst its key investments in the sector. BookMyShow is also committed to society at large, by way of its charity initiative BookASmile, which provides entertainment experiences to the underprivileged. For more information, please visit www.bookmyshow.com