One of the problems with short films is the scarcity of distribution opportunities, and every year there are three categories’ worth of Oscar-nominated short films that nobody has seen or, unless you’re an Academy member, can see. The Internet has changed that a bit, and for the last couple years, some of the short films become available online.
This year, you can watch two of the Best Animated Shorts and one of the Best Live Action Shorts online, right now. This includes Disney’s “The Little Matchgirl,” an absolutely wonderful tearjerker adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story.
Here’s the guide to the Oscar nominated shorts of 2006.