On Location: MEMPHIS to Host 2014 Oscar-Nominated Short Films in February
01/30/2014

On Location: MEMPHIS International Film & Music Fest will screen all three Oscar-nominated shorts programs over two days in February. Both showings are at the Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill.

Online PR News – 30-January-2014 – Memphis, TN – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The On Location: MEMPHIS International Film & Music Fest will host screenings of the prestigious Oscar-nominated short films in advance of the Academy Awards for the sixth time. This year the event will also be sponsored by The Film and Video Concentration, Department of Communication, University Of Memphis.

Taking place on two dates at the Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill in East Memphis, the Oscar-nominated live-action shorts will screen on Thursday, February 13th at 7:30 p.m., with the animated shorts and short documentaries taking center stage two weeks later on Thursday, February27th. The animated films will be shown at 7 p.m., with the docs scheduled for a 9 p.m. screening. This will be the first year that all three short film categories will be offered by On Location: MEMPHIS. The result is a chance for movie-lovers to witness all of the wonderful, yet often obscure films nominated for the popular shorts categories in advance of the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2nd.

This year’s Best Short Film, Live Action Nominees are: Helium, The Voorman Problem, Avant Que De Tout Perde/Just Before Losing Everything, Aquel No Era Yo/ That Wasn’t Me, and Do I Have to Take Care of Everything. The Best Short Film, Animated nominees are: Get a Horse!, Mr. Hublot, Feral, Possessions, and Room on the Broom. The animated program is also supplemented by a number of “highly commended” animated films to bring it to a feature running length. Finally, the contestants for Best Documentary Short are made up of: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Karama Has No Walls, Facing Fear, CaveDigger, and Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall.

“We’re happy to bring some of the best filmmaking from around the world to our vibrant, creative city,” said On Location: MEMPHIS President, Lisa Bobal. ‘It’s a thrill to be able to show all of the shorts categories for the very first time, and with the generous support of the University of Memphis, we think this can be our most successful screening yet. It gets all of us even more excited for our festival in April.”

In 2014 the short films program is once again made possible by Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures. Tickets are just $10 per screening and are available at the box office or on www.onlocationmemphis.org. Also be sure to like On Location: MEMPHIS on Facebook, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/OLM_Trailer. The dates for the 2014 festival are April 24 – 27.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

On Location: MEMPHIS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization originally formed in 1999 as Memphis Film Forum by Michael C. Harwood. Our mission of promoting education, economic development, and cultural diversity through the cinema arts has been the backbone of our organization. Now in its 15th year, the On Location: MEMPHIS International Film & Music Fest (formerly the Memphis International Film Festival) is a competitive four-day event that features a diverse mix of local and global films. Awards are presented in five categories: Live Action Short, Feature, Music Video, Documentary & Animated Short. On Location: MEMPHIS has a reputation for showcasing some of the finest independent films from around the world in one of America’s most vibrant, historic, and creative cities.