In order to kick off Oscar week (the Academy Awards air at 5 p.m. PST on Sunday evening, March 5), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding a special event showcasing this year’s 10 Oscar-nominated films in the Animated Short and Live-Action Short categories.

"Shorts!" will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, in Beverly Hills. Aside from solely screenings, "Shorts!" will also feature on-stage discussions with the animated and live-action nominated filmmakers; definite attendees are still to be determined.

Screening as part of the "Shorts!" fest in the animated category are: Badgered, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, 9 and One Man Band.

Films in the live-action category that will be screened are: Ausreisser (The Runaway), Cashback, The Last Farm, Our Time is Up and Six Shooter.

Tickets to "Shorts!" are currently sold-out. However, stand-by tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.

The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Doors for "Shorts!" open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit