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Short films in the spotlight

Short attention span sufferers rejoice! The Northwest Film Center presents this year's Oscar nominees for Best Live-Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film.

The winners in each category were 'The Accountant,' a film about two brothers who try to save their farm from foreclosure, and 'For the Birds' from Pixar Animation Studios, a charming comedy about birds on a telephone wire.

Both winning films are by American filmmakers. The rest of the lineup has an international flair, with films from Austria, Poland, Germany, Ireland and Canada.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5; 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., 503-221-1156, $5.50-$6.50