Shorts International presented its first ever Shorts Awards in Los Angeles last week.

The event at Soho House in West Hollywood handed out awards to all the Oscar nominated shorts which are being distributed by Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures. 

The Oscar Nominees Award was presented to each of this year’s 15 short film nominees. The animated titles were: Day & Night, The Gruffalo, Let’s Pollute, The Lost Thing and Madagascar: Carnet De Voyage.

Live-action winners were: The Confession, The Crush, God Of Love, Na Wewe and Wish 143. Documentary winners were: Killing In The Name, Poster Girl, Strangers No More, Sun Come Up and The Warriors Of Qiugang.

Shorts International handed out several Visionary Awards, recognising those individuals who “embrace the medium’s reputation for bucking the trend and contributing their considerable talents to innovative short movies that embody the category’s best qualities.”  This year’s recipients were Melissa Leo, Kenneth Branagh and June Foray.

The Lifetime Achievement in Short Film was awarded to John Lasseter.

“For the first time we have recognised the accomplishments in the world of short movies,” Shorts International CEO Carter Pilcher said. “We are deeply honoured and amazed at the depth of talent and insight by the short movies that were honored tonight.”