The Oscar Short Film series starts tomorrow at the IFC Center in New York; the program — which consists of five live action and five animated films — will run in over 100 locations around the country in the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards on March 7. (If the winter is making you more of a homebody, the shorts will also be available on iTunes beginning on March 2nd.) After the jump, we boil down all 10 shorts into six words a piece.
Click on the name of the film to view the trailer or clips.
Short Film (Live Action)
The Door (Juanita Wilson and James Flynn) – This is what happened after Chernobyl.
Instead of Abracadabra (Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström) – Live at home magician, total dork.
Kavi (Gregg Helvey) – Indian kiln worker dreams of school.
Miracle Fish (Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey) – Birthday boy wishes everyone was gone.
The New Tenants (Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson) – This reminds us why we hate moving.
Short Film (Animated)
French Roast (Fabrice O. Joubert ) – Missing wallet, must keeping drinking coffee.
The Lady and the Reaper (Javier Recio Gracia) – You only thought you were dead.
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty (Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell ) – Meet the elderly fairy. She’s old.
Logorama (Nicolas Schmerkin ) – Logos are everywhere. No, seriously. Everywhere.
Wallace and Gromit in A Matter of Loaf and Death (Nick Park) – The Bake-o-Lite girl is no lady.