With all the Oscar buzz about us, people forget that it’s not only the feature length films that get nominated. In fact, there are two (often) televised categories. They are Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film. In terms of eligibility for the categories it must be less than 40 minutes (including credits). The details go much further, listing that it must also have been paid for admission and exhibition in Los Angeles for a minimum of 3 consecutive days and for two screenings a day or more, etc.
And if you intend to win your Oscar pool at work you should really start understanding the value of short films and why the Academy picks them as winners. You can do this simply by watching more short films online. You can find sites that dedicate themselves to opening up and expanding your eclectic taste in movies. All you have to do is find the free movie sites online and start browsing the short film section.
You’ll be a shoe-in for the office pool because you’ll be much more versed in the selections than anybody else who only goes to see the Best Picture nominees. don’t miss out on your opportunity to win the cash when you can do so by watching things for free!