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See this year’s most spectacular short films on the big screen

With many of the Oscar® nominated feature films now screening at Cinema Nouveau and Ster-Kinekor theatres countrywide, and with #OscarBuzz in full swing, lovers of all things celluloid film are in for another Oscar treat. Cinema Nouveau has secured the exclusive rights to screen the 2016 Oscar® Nominated Short Films in the Live Action and Animation categories.

This is a first for South African movie audiences, who will be able to enjoy and appreciate this specialised form of film-making in the lead up to the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on 28 February. The films will be screened from Friday, 19 February at the four Cinema Nouveau theatre complexes at Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg, Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria, Gateway in Durban and the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Bookings for the Short Films open on 16 February, and standard movie ticket prices apply, including the benefits and discounts available to members of SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club.

The Short Films in the Live Action category that will be screened are:  Ave Maria; Day One; Shok (Friend); Stutterer;and Alles Wird Gut (Everything will be okay).  In the Animation category, audiences can look forward to the following short films: Historia de un Oso (Bear Story); Prologue; Sanjay’s Super Team; World of Tomorrow and We can’t live without Cosmos.

2016 Oscar Shorts Films Poster

Perhaps watching one of these spectacular short films from across the globe will inspire you to enter this year’s#OscarBuzz campaign.  Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau are asking you to pick your winners in each category, and deliver your take on their acceptance speech come Oscar night.

It can be serious, quirky or downright comical… and, if yours is selected as the winning speech, you could find yourself the lucky winner of a Ster-Kinekor premiere card, which entitles you to free movie tickets for a year.

Says Lola Gallant, Brand Manager of Cinema Nouveau: “Building on the hype and expectation of who will win the coveted Oscar statues this year, we want our audiences to watch all the Oscar-nominated films screening at Cinema Nouveau and Ster-Kinekor cinemas – including the Live Action and Animation Shorts, and to deliver their carefully composed acceptance speech.

“Participants can select any category for their acceptance speech from Best Actor, Best Director and Best Song, to Best Special Effects or Best Short Film. All we ask is that you let your creativity flow as you thank everyone for honouring you with an Oscar!”

Once you have watched the award-winning Short Films screening from 19 February, or any of the Oscar-nominated feature films currently on circuit, and your acceptance speech has been written or recorded, share it on the Cinema Nouveau Facebook, Twitter or YouTube platforms, using the hashtag #OscarBuzz.

“At the end of the promotion, the best acceptance speech will be announced. Its author will receive movie tickets for a year, to watch the world’s best movies the way they were made to be seen,” comments Gallant.

For more information about the Oscar-nominated Live Action and Animation Short Films’ screenings, #OscarBuzz and to making bookings for the Oscar-nominated films, download the Ster-Kinekor App on your smart phone. Visit or Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz with #OscarBuzz and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For information and queries, call Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).



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