While the Oscars are still months away, films have to start campaigning early. That’s especially true in categories like Live Action Short Film.
In accordance with Academy rules that every short movie eligible for an Academy Award must screen for at least one week in Los Angeles before the end of theatrical run wich will close on September 30, The Pursuit of Beauty by Lavinia Andreini will play September 15-21 at the Lumiere Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills in LA, one screening a day in the seat main theater for who were able to get tickets.
The short film is distributed by Voce Spettacolo, italian film production and international distribution, founded by Walter Nicoletti, italian Oscar® Qualified Director, Award-Winning Actor and Film Producer, member at Satellite Awards™ , Independent Spirit Awards, Online Film & Television Association and American Film Institute.
SYNOPSIS – THE PURSUIT OF BEAUTY
A story that begins in the past and will never end: the pursuit of beauty. A young woman, seduced by aesthetic standards that are impossible to achieve, leads her to withdraw into herself. One day, after her grandmother’s death, an inner journey begins and thanks to the moments lived with her, she realizes that not only is beauty found in aesthetics but it is found above all in the moments lived together and in seeing and feeling one’s body change over time together with the thought.
Thanks to its week-long run “The Pursuit of Beauty” can be nominated for an Oscar for best live action short film, as it met qualification guidelines.
The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10. This marks the third year the Academy Awards ceremony will be held in March after notching steady viewership bumps the past two years.
The Academy set the submission deadline for animated short film category for the 2024 Oscars for Oct. 16, 2023. Preliminary voting for the shortlists will begin on Dec. 18 with the results announced on Dec. 21. The nominations voting period will run from Jan. 11-16, 2024, with the official nominations announcement on Jan. 23.