Tata Sky ShortsTV to showcase Oscar-nominated short films throughout Feb

MUMBAI: Tata Sky ShortsTV operated by Shorts International will be showcasing Oscar-nominated short films throughout February. The channel has premiered short films recognised by Oscar from 10 February, every evening at 9 pm.

The short films will come from varied genres (Live Action, Animation, and Documentary) and will include titles such as The Voorman Problem, Bear Story and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore among others.

Tata Sky ShortsTV will also air a special Oscar marathon on the day of the Oscar ceremony on 24th February, with back-to-back Oscar films and interviews with Oscar-nominated filmmakers.

Commenting on the initiative, Shorts International chief executive Carter Pilcher said, “The Oscars is one of the most awaited events by film audiences across the globe each year. ShortsTV has been bringing the Oscar Nominated Short Films to cinema and TV screens around the world for over a decade and we’re thrilled to be bringing them to Indian TV audiences for the first time.”

Speaking on the occasion, Tata Sky Chief Content Officer Arun Unni said, “Tata Sky ShortsTV is India’s first ever curated platform for short stories and films. Delivering on the promise of offering the best content to subscribers, premiering the prestigious Oscar recognized short films brought to India by ShortsTV, was an irresistible choice.”

The broadcast of previously nominated Oscar shorts on Tata Sky ShortsTV comes ahead of the theatrical release of the 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts Films in Indian cinemas, details of which will be announced soon. The 2019 release will be the first time the Oscar Nominated Short Films will be screened in Indian cinemas and will give Indian short film fans the opportunity to see the latest Oscar-nominated shorts on the big screen.